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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: 2317   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
eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2004 deep copper colour, light, soft and slightly soapy texture, but has a lot more nutty, savoury character (Bov gets it right with smoked bacon), and a beautifully balanced touch of bitterness at the end that doesn't detract from the complex, rounded malt flavours. Complex aroma, too, with peanut butter, lemon, grass, coriander, and marzipan. As it warms it develops a nice whiskeyish character, with juicy pear flavours coming through. rer8: i must have been feeling verbose when i wrote that rating. well. this is a spicy, malty and slightly medicinal beer, plenty of nutty munich, as well as lemongrass and peanut butter as mentioned. a bit... empty somehow though.

3.5
ravidesai (978) - Bombay, INDIA - NOV 23, 2001
beautiful golden orange color with a sustained creamy head. rather sweet taste but it had some sourand citrus bite that prevented it from being overwhelmingly sugary.

3.5
HansJM (358) - NORWAY - DEC 4, 2001
Gave us a bit weissbier-feeling. Strange. But a very good, malty beer.......

3.5
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2004 Copper hue with no head. Fruity and sweet aroma with hoppy tones. Sweet flavour with fruity tones and low bitterness.

3.5
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - FEB 27, 2002
Good, but not great. Darker in color than most 'tripel' style beers. Tasted quite tripel like with honey, alcohol, and a certain degree of spicy (almost wit-like) notes. Alcoholic finish, with a fair bit of hops. Good lacking that special something that makes a beer a great beer rather than just a good one.

3.5
igneous1 (1537) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 7, 2002
very sweet aroma and taste..maybe even a little too sweet to the point of being unbalanced

3.5
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2002
Rerate: Orange dark-gold slightly hazy colour with some suspended flakely bits and a yellow-beige short lasting head. Caramel malt, cured meat yeast, faint fruit, grainy malt and some alcohol aromas (especially as it warmed up). Medium bodied with above average malty sweetness perhaps still overbalancing my liking for a more balanced bitter-sweet flavour. The palate is relatively plain and has a softish end for this type of beer. The alcohol also comes through giving it a somewhat raw or unfinished feel. Sweetish, alcoholic malty finish. First rated 12/5/02 3.4

3.5
CQC (224) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2002
To much waffle on this beer. Standard Euro drop. Smells good, Broad tones over the mid-tongue, quick on the tip... reasonably fast. We like it! God purchase. A little residue scorchy wax in the palette. But a very quick conditioning

3.5
Mads Langtved (2243) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2002
Funny glasses. The tastes like the other triple Belgian Strong Ales with a hint of yeast.

3.5
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2002
A champaigne of a beer - bubbly, tart, spicy - a little black pepper. Not the most complex, but a good social, pass it around the dinner table, kind of brew.


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