Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ertvelde, Belgium


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RATINGS: 398   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
It has an equally exquisite taste as Piraat but combined with the finest hops.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
6bottlepack (261) - Devon, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2017
Bottle from Lidl . Pours clear gold with a frothy white head. Aroma of fresh bread,candy sugar,,tangerine,spice & coriander & banana. Taste,orange,marmalade,caramel,spice ,candy sugar & caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
tanel025 (16) - ESTONIA - JAN 14, 2017
Lacks of aroma. Taste: rich, sweet, caramel, malt. Foeam taste is good. Liquid taste has also some bitterness, but hidden by the sweetness. Alcohol excellently hidden. Palate: first smooth, but later on, theres some spice I was waiting for! Would like to get more spice and sharpness at aftertaste. Overall very drinkable strong ale but slightly lacks of character and aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zilb (223) - Fontenay Sous Bois, FRANCE - JAN 13, 2017
Bue 2 mois APRS DLC. Ambre carbo importante et gros col de mousse tenue exceptionnelle. Arme trs fruit et dalcool. Tres ronde en bouche sur lalcool. Final alcoolis qui va bien grce une belle rondeur, beaucoup de sucre rsiduel, du malt et un poil herbac par le houblon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Echon (426) - rhus, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2017
Dark red. Candy sugar, phenols, fruity notes and spice on top of a full and sweet taste, that finishes with a powerful bitterness and light hop flavour. Full body, and high carbonation. Overall, a very good, if unusual, strong ale. The heightened bitterness works well within the framework of a traditional belgian strong ale. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
melush (3288) - SPAIN - JAN 2, 2017
Bottle 33cl. @ 2D2Dspuma Tienda, Barcelona, Spain. A: Amber. T: Yeast, malt, spices, sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Muggus69 (2229) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2016
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector. BB 08/07/17 Deep gold body, big white foam. Aroma not overly strong - caramelly malt, fragrant spicy sort of hops, fair whack of booze & stonefruit esters. Syrupy body, carbonation subdued for style leaving things a bit flabby. Rich caramel malt body, toast, spicy, overly ripe fruits, touch of oxidation, restrained bitterness, warming booze. Doesnt fill the brief all too well.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5602) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2016
330ml stubby dark bottle, unfiltered, part of a mixed box of six Belgians for 10.49 from Lidl. Drunk side by side with Piraat, this is a slightly more interesting beer thanks to the hop levels. Regular Piraat hops are muddy and bitter, but the hops here at least smell and taste like hops. They do fight with the strong pale malt, but cut through in places to add an interest. But the aroma at times smelts like some kind of joke shop or chemical barnyard, and the tastes is a tight chemical plastic with washing up liquid. Better than regular Piraat, yes, but a great tasting beer Id want again? No.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcinG (665) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2016 Butelka 330ml. Ladny opalizujacy miedziany kolor. Piana biala,obfita o drobnych pecherzykach. W zapachu slody rodzynki suszone owoce i "beczkowe" drewniane nuty. W smaku slodkawe.duzo suszonych owocow rodzynek lekkie drozdze w tle. Alkohol przyjemnie rozgrzewa i nie przeszkadza. dobry belg

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
promontor (127) - HUNGARY - DEC 25, 2016
0.33l bottle from Lidl. Colour is orange or a bit darker. Also hazy. Nice head, fairly persistent for a strong beer like this one. Aroma is moderate, fruity chewing gum, raisins. Foam tastes like tutti frutti chewing gum, raisins. Alcohol is strong already in foam. It is also strong in the beer itself. The second strong component is tutti frutti chewing gum like sweetness, which is somewhat compensated by some dry bitterness, especially in the aftertaste. Palate is OK, moderate carbonation. Taste is less complex than what you would expect from a strong Belgian ale, but nevertheless it can be a nice companion to some sweets.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rozsoma (998) - Gyr, HUNGARY - DEC 24, 2016
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