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

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Contract-brewed for the Italian importer/distributor Zago s.r.l., who also imports Westmalle into Italy. http://www.zago.it

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bonvivant (169) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2006
Beautiful big fluffy head that lasted the entire time I enjoyed this brew! Lots of nice fruit that ranged from raisins to lip puckering grapefruit. you can taste the alcohol but it does not dominate. Very well balanced indeed! Had this before the Paleo races in Asti, Italy thanks to a very cool Italian winemaker od Cantine S’ Agata...thanks Franco!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lello4ever (745) - ITALY - DEC 3, 2016
Birra decisamente dolce, ambra scuro, aroma di caramello, che prevale netto al palato, note di dar fruits. Viscosa con alcol in bella evidenza.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (11499) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2016
750ml bottle, vintage 2009, shared with friends at Pressklubben in Stockholm. Clear mahogany coloured body with a dark reddish shade. Spotty lacing from a low, beige head. Dried fruity aroma alongside hints of dough and caramel. Taste like a fruit cake with moments of raisin, prunes, caramel and bread. Prolonged finish. Warming, well bodied and smooth in the mouth. Fine partner to our chocolate mousse (24.11.2016).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - DEC 2, 2015
Ambrata e schiumosa, al naso offre caramello, zucchero, luppolo, lievito (tanto lievito!), miele amaro e frutta matura. Al palato non tradisce le aspettative, corposa, strutturata, discretamente persistente. Finale pasticciato ma niente male.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pils70 (124) - - OCT 2, 2015
Alla spina. Rosso rubino con una schiuma beige quasi inesistente. Al naso frutti rossi molto presenti anche al palato. Prugne, amarene, frutta candita. Alcol molto evidente.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23793) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty spicy caramel aroma. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy yeasty caramel finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sissio (1358) - Orsenigo, ITALY - NOV 6, 2014
Clear copper red, minimal cream head Mature fruit, passito, raisins, sweet rhum Exotic fruit, passito, winey, raisins

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brianza_ale (207) - ITALY - OCT 26, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2014 75 cl teku. Pours an Enormous off-white frothy head, deep amber colour. Smells very malty, pleasently alcoholic, fruity, plum, marron glace. Tastes caramel, honey, all malt, dried fruits, bit wood; almost no bitterness. Medium/full bodied, has its own carbonation for the abv, sticky texture. Drinkable for the abv, never gets too sweet. Not outstanding, but has its own balance

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7964) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
(Bottle) Nut brown colour, slightly hazy, with brief frothy beige head. Malty, roasted nose with caramel, dark fruit, prunes, raisins, dark bread, brown sugar and a slight touch of oxidization. Malty, fruity taste with notes of dried fruit, prunes, raisins, brown sugar, caramel, crisp-bread, chestnut honey, chocolate, a touch of ripe banana and a sweet finish with fairly low bitterness and a warming touch of alcohol. Almost full body, well rounded with alcohol in the background. Fairly sweet. A bit one dimensional, but tasty and quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17609) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
Bottle, thanks to Andy Snow, split at Colin and the Vikings tasting "After Party", Nol, Goteborg, Sweden 22/03/14. Dark chestnut brown with a moderate light tan head that clears edgeward. Nose is dark toffee, spice, marzipan, dark fruit notes, musty wood, brown sugars, dates, fruit cake mix. Taste comprises Xmas cake, dates, prunes, light spice, demerera sugars, sherry twang, sweet licks. Medium + body, fine carbonation, sweet close. Ok stuff for the ABV, fairly easy drinking, lacks a bit of depth ABV considered but the balance is good and it never gets too sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (6938) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Tasting at Colin and the Vikings. Bought at Systembolaget.
Appearance: Brown colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, yeast, tropical fruit.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Sugar, yeast, fruit, caramel.


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