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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: 2337   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenisLD (87) - Montreal, Quebec, - FEB 5, 2011
330ml bottle poured into a tulip glass...

Aroma - The aroma is quite robust, dominated by fruit notes and hints of caramel. Yeasty and bready. Not the most intense smell in the world but still good.

Appearance - The body is cloudy and has a nice ruby colour to it. The head is of a light caramel kind of colour. Pretty good head retention and lacing.

Taste - Starts out very fruity, with hints of red grape, apple, plum, and even strawberry. This beer is very sweet (perhaps even pushing the sweetness limit a little). The sweetness is enhanced by a caramel-like maltiness, which lingers for quite some time. Some bitter hoppiness is also present. The finish is sweet and bready, with hints of butterscotch. Very tasty, though a bit too sweet! Definitely different from an average Belgian Strong ale.

Palate - Medium-bodied, a little syrupy. At first there is a pretty high level of carbonation, which then decreases and allows the beer to be a little smoother. The alcohol content gives out a warming sensation but does not get in the way of taste all that much.

The drinkability is not that high, even for a Belgian ale. The alcohol hints and the intense sweetness make this beer a sipper at max.


3.6
NosirIwont (2588) - Husum, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2017
Bottle. 8.4%. Best before 26.06.19. Pours a clear, deep golden, with a creamy, light tan head. Good lacing. Fruity, and a bit floral aroma with a yeast note. A bit heavy. Hops, light berries, apple, melon, alcohol and a hint of blue cheese as it warms. Flavour is sweetish, with fruit, hops, yeast, apple, malt. Metallic hint as it warms. Dryish, fruity finish with a mild alcohol note/burn and a lingering hint of bitter liquorice, followed by a grassy note. Soft palate. Overall good, somewhat complex, though a wee bit cloying in the long run. 15.11.17.

1.6
dzenkalpic (86) - TURKEY - NOV 14, 2017
Fazla kokusu yok, alkol oranı yüksek olmasına karşın buğday tadından fazlası alınamıyor. Az asidik.

3.6
fombe89 (4013) - Asturias, SPAIN - NOV 13, 2017
Botella varias ocasiones primer tick el 04/12/2014). Color ambarino espuma blanca, sabor dulce malta rica.

3.5
Idiosynkrasie (7952) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 9, 2017
330ml bottle. Cloudy, copper-ish brown colour with small, creamy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, off-white to beige head. Fruity, yeasty, minimally alcoholic aroma, notes of raisin, plum, some marzipan. Taste is sweet, malty and yeasty fruity, notes of raisin, plum, some marzipan; smooth, soft, silky palate, soft and gentle carbonation.

3.5
tomandoaltura (154) - - NOV 6, 2017
Apariencia : cobre de ligera tonalidad de oro viejo (15 SRM aprox.); cabeza blanco hueso; buena retención; buen encaje Aroma : cereales, caramelo y machacado de membrillo; ligeros lúpulos florales con notas de jazmín Boca : notas de membrillo y ligera malta caramelo; amargor medio (35 IBU); tibieza alcohólica; cuerpo medio; buena carbonatación

3.9
NiklasT (103) - SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2017 Clear, red with a thick beige head. Aroma yeasty with some sweetness. Taste quite sweet, a lot of cherries. End with some bitterness.

3.7
Fullpintofbeer (439) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2017
Tap @Strawberry Thief, Bristol. Served in that famous glass, small head, golden/amber colour, clear. Aroma: mostly yeasts - bananas, green apple, but not too intensive. Lightly sour, full body, lively, long finish, really nice.

3.6
SamTheBarrel (834) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2017
330ml brown bottle poured into a tulip glass. Appearance is clear brownish amber with a medium sized foamy beige head with good retention. Aroma of caramel, dried apricots, syrup loaf and muscovado, Taste is medium-heavy sweet and medium bitter. Palate is full bodied, smooth texture and average carbonation. Kwak is a classic Belgian strong ale, nice flavours but very sweet.

3.6
DavidSvinth (263) - DENMARK - OCT 22, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2017 Lys strong ale domineret af malt og gær. God fylde og behagelig i munden. Smager godt uden at komme helt op at ringe.

3.1
mmmeinike (302) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2017
Slightly hazy brown colour with a tiny white head. Aroma is brown sugar, coriander, banana and malt. Taste is sweet with spicey notes.


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