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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 2402   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Bottle. The pour was a sparkling clear light to medium brown with a large (3-4 finger) off white frothy head that was mostly diminishing and produced poor lacing. The aroma was very sweet and hoppy with a sweet bread malt, a nice floral hop and a sweet earthy yeast and had notes of caramel, dried dark fruit (raisons and plums) and a strong alcohol presence. The taste was right off the bat, sweet, malty and a tad acidic with a strong caramel note. The flavor then progressed to be a little acetic with a nice dose of dried fruit with the end having a rather strong alcohol flavor that was left lingering for a nice duration after the swallow. Mouthfeel was somewhere between light and medium in body with a dice dry texture and a prickly carbonation. Overall a nice bold tasting Ale with some really nice malt characteristics that you can only get from a really decent Belgian brew.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackisle (2411) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2017
Bottle 33cl. [bbd 16/4/2017], poured into a goblet. Clear medium amber, tall frothy beige head, slowly receding, light lacing; aroma toasted malt, caramel, biscuit, bit dough, grass; smooth mouthfeel, taste light heavy sweet and light bitter, malty, toffee, brown sugar, bit alcohol, bit fruity; sweetbitter aftertaste, malty and fruity, grassy notes, warming alcohol; full-bodied, oily texture, average carbonation; rich and round, very good strong ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
midovark (802) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - APR 26, 2017
Bottled. Pours deep amber with huge head that disappears quickly. Slight alcohol, sweet fruits, some flowers in aroma, typical Belgian ale notes. In taste its wuite similar with warm mouthfeel, medium body and soft carbonation. I dig it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CraftyHare (49) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2017
330ml bottle pour deep amber with medium foamy off-white head. Pleasant aroma of bread, icing sugar and vanilla. Flavours of caramel malt, stone fruit, strong yeast, floral characters and spice. Not as big as some other Belgian Strong Ales but beautifully balanced with sweet and creamy finish. Lovely.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
moldovan9807 (146) - Oradea, ROMANIA - APR 22, 2017
Aroma and taste of malt, brown sugar, caramel, spice and a hint of alcohol. Not bad, but there are plenty of better Belgian strong ales out there.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mandrilo00 (55) - CROATIA - APR 22, 2017
Neka neka nek se zna, sjebali smo dinama, najebat će i armada ona rečka aka jada...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
massingasetta (721) - Mnchen, GERMANY - APR 22, 2017
A great specimen of strong Belgian Ale. Herbal, bitter but still drinkable - a nice beer for meat or alone to celebrate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
waltz (95) - - APR 22, 2017
UPDATED: APR 22, 2017 From Au Brasseur Brussels. Cerveja de corpo leve aroma e sabor com notas de caramelo e florais, retrogosto com leve amargor.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DoctorHU (469) - UKRAINE - APR 19, 2017
330 ml bottle. Pours clear brown with a tan persistent head. Aroma is caramel and bread. Taste is sweet caramel with a subtle bitterness in the aftertaste. Light body with average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
k92488 (451) - KVERNALAND, NORWAY - APR 13, 2017
DWF klar gyllen brun med flott skum. Aroma karamell malt. Smak st mild. Ble servert i mini karaffel. Presentasjon med forrett var kanon. Belgobaren stockholm

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimbo2 (396) - DENMARK - APR 10, 2017
Really decent, classic Belgian beer. Full body, esters, medium carbonation, semi-sweet malts. Nice.


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