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


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RATINGS: 2417   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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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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.

junichi_fin (3) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 22, 2017 does not count
Tumbler glass at a restaurant in Copenhagen Colour is dark red like copper. Has a pleasant scent. Taste caramel, delicate, just enough sweet.

ZuidDrenthe (12) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2017
Nice bronze color. Carbonation is lively. Taste is very herby and spicy, with a clear tone of alcohol and dried fruits. Leaves a warm feeling after a sip. Aroma is butterscotch and herbs. Texture is oily. Overall; really ok Belgian ale.

csaso (2266) - Missouri, USA - JUN 7, 2017
Tap - good size foamy head, beautiful dark copper color, yeasty spicy aroma and flavor, well balanced and very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

dkenthusiast (3) - Aalborg SØ, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2017 does not count
For what it is, a pale ale, it has a decent taste with light fruit to it. It is drinkable, certainly, and for pale ale lovers, this one might be right up your alley, along with the Tripel Karmeliet and perhaps the La Corne.

dimeon (217) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 26, 2017
A: Clear dark Amber with a big white head N: Caramel dark malts T: Amber malts, caramel, dates, polished wooden floors, plenty of bitterness P: Heavy O: Classic Belgian

kdd230 (72) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2017
330ml. bottle in Vientiane, Laos.Pours a clear amber colour with a small white head. Aroma of bread, yeast, toasted malt. Taste of spice, alcohol, malt, Balanced sweetness with a small amount of bitterness. Average carbonation. Very pleasant.

jareeves (5) - - MAY 23, 2017 does not count
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saintbase (715) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - MAY 23, 2017
Greetings from Bydgoszcz, Poland to all Beer Geeks and Hopheads around the world!

huydatau (1) - - MAY 11, 2017 does not count
I love this brand. It is delicious and strong a little bit. Especially, i heard about story of it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Towey1989 (2710) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2017
Keg at The Head Of Steam, Leeds. A clear amber colour with a thick, fluffy off white head. Aroma of bready malts, Belgian yeast, vanilla, clove, some pepper, caramel, subtle dark fruits and slight spice. Taste of bready malt, dark fruits, clove, some peppery yeast, slight caramel, a little alcohol and subtle spice. Medium to full bodied and soft carbonation. A bittersweet, bready, spicy bitterness in the finish. Strong and sweet to begin and spicy and slightly bitter to end. Big, Belgian flavours of peppery yeast and clove too. Love that I’ve found it on draught, served in its hourglass.

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