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Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels (AB-InBev)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Buggenhout, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2366   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Full-bodied Belgian Specialty Ale. Amber in color with beautiful foam and slightly sweet, seductive malt character. Rich, satisfying Belgian experience.

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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThaBobfather (178) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2008
Courtesy of Tmoney99. Pours ruby with strong head. Medium texture, not too thick, not watery. Finishes sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2008
A pretty tastey brew, lots of spice and peppery flavors. Has a little bit of sediment at the bottom which I swirled around and dumped on top. Aromas are a little hidden, nothign really jumped out other than sweet bread, like bannana bread. And plenty of fruit in each sip.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2008
75cl bottle from Willow Bend Liquors (Tampa, FL). Pours a light brown with a thick light brown head. Smells sweet with notes of toffee, caramel, raisins. Flavor is malty, ripe fruits and a little banana. Overall, a nice ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2008
Bottle. Really nice fruity and spicey aroma. Taste is fruity with lots of caramel and sweet notes.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2008
I’ve seen this been served in Belgium into the almost chemistry class like test tube rack with mini yard glass - very unique. Good orange color and a bready taste. Superb beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2008
750 mL bottle. Pours hazy and copper with a small white head. Sweet, malty aroma, plus raisins, dates, caramel, plums, vanilla, and alcohol. Very inviting. Moderately sweet malty flavor with dried fruit present, fading to a tart finish. Alcohol is present in the finish, but is well masked. A fine beer, smooth and very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
charlotte (5225) - rdovre, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2008
Deep orange colour with medium fluffy white head.Aroma is sweet of dry fruits and caramel,smooth mouth feels and well balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
apshah99 (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2008
hazy amber pour with thick white head; sweet malty aroma with spices. Bready taste with caramel malt, spices, and dark fruit. Well balanced finish and smooth and creamy on the palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2008
A good beer with a funny name. The palate is a light citrus with a firm, but by no means overpowering, alcohol presence. The only negative aspect to this brew is its limited complexity.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonnyDr (132) - , Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2008 Deep copper coloured pour with nice quickly diminishing head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Starts with caramel, banana and moves to malt as the alcohol comes through. Creamy toffee aftertaste. Limited complexity? Agreed, but a pleasant drink nonetheless.


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