Brewed by Van Den Bossche
Style: Belgian Ale
St. Lievens-Esse/Herzele, Belgium


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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Brewed since the beginning of last century, when the near-complete staff of the brewery went to see the circus of Buffalo Bill, leaving the boiling brewing kettle to the care of the youngest employee. This boy let the beer roast and caramelise on the bottom of the kettle, but after trying, everybody actually liked the "spoiled" beer, which became the brewerys staple diet. This Belgian version is a lot weaker than the stout exported to the USA.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmgreenuk (8512) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 10, 2015
Tap at the Delirium Cafe, Brussels. Poured a clear dark brown with a bubbly off white head. The aroma is rich sweet malt, light chocolate, light smoky notes. The flavour is moderate sweet with a slightly light, roasty, burnt treacle, yeast, ight hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Fairly drinkable but a little light and lacking flavours that I like!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alusmamuts (1696) - LATVIA - MAY 5, 2015
Almost black with rich beige head. Mild sour winey taste with slight dry malt on the background. Some bitterness, sour wine aftertaste. Easy drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1533) - ENGLAND - APR 8, 2015
33 cL bottle into a Gouden Carolus glass. Brown bubbly foam head on a black beer. Malty, dunkles aroma. Crisp, malty and lactose taste, its smooth. Very good at what it does.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (7195) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: From Belgoklubben.
Appearance: Dark amber colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Citrus, yeast, malt, fruit, some alcohol.
Body: Medium body, quite lively carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, sugar, caramel, fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjansen1310 (132) - Soest, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2015
From a 0,33 cl bottle. Colour is dark brown with a creamy head. Taste is sweet, caramel, dark fruit. Nice easy to drink beer. Misses a bit excitement.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tricksta_p (4017) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
Aroma of dark malt, caramel, brown sugar, dark fruits, hint of coffee, raisins. Flavour is sweet with a candy sweet finish. Okay, but too sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (4892) - BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2015
Classic sweet stout with a long history, named after Buffalo Bill when he came to town in Sint-Lievens-Esse more than a century ago. Nowadays effectively labelled stout but till recently, this was a kind of Flemish sweet stout, an old-fashioned style nobody drinks anymore, in disguise. Bronze beer with medium, light beige head; caramelly maltiness, candi syrup sweetness, some fruity esters, biscuit, light and thin body, smooth, lightly bitterish finish; a bit straightforward but this is perfectly acceptable for this particular style; simple, but tasty and honest. A flashback into Belgian brewing history, like many old regional beers from old family brewers that are still kept alive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (9703) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle from Kiya. Nose is choclate, umami, light roast, yeasty fruitiness, Belgian spice. Dark brown with orange, high, fine head. Sweet and roasty, good balance, dark chocoalte, light spice. Rqther light body, but wellbalanced. Stronger one is better for suree, but still decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JefVerstraete (3102) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle from De Hopduvel, @ home. Dark brown colour, creamy beige foam. Medium carbonation. Aroma of light roasted malts, coffee and brown sugar. Bit sweet, light bitter finish. Ok.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Geokkjer (7502) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, some yeast. red apples and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some malt, yeast and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.

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