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

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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 brewery’s staple diet. This Belgian version is a lot weaker than the stout exported to the USA.

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3.2
Alengrin (5639) - 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.

3.4
KyotoLefty (10604) - 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.

3.1
JefVerstraete (3562) - 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.

2.7
Geokkjer (7643) - 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.

3
Meilby (11644) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear dark reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and yeast. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long caramel finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.7
sharkydodson (1758) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - DEC 5, 2014
the aroma is caramel with hints of fruits and brown sugar... the taste is caramel with shades of dark fruits, licorice, toffee and passionfruit... sweet, a little bit fruity and dry aftertaste...

3.6
olsvammel (7274) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2014
Sample at Örebro Öl & Whisky 2014. Malty smell with some caramel. Similar taste. Deep malty beer. Was marketed as a stout but I would think its more of a bruin. Nice beer though.

3.3
blackisle (2761) - Amsterdam IJburg, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Color is deep amber brown, small frothy light tan head, recedes after a while but a thick layer remains, good lacing; aroma sweet malts, caramel, brown sugar, fruity (cherry, berries), roasty notes, soap; taste is medium sweetbitter and on the whole quite light; medium body, light oily texture, carbonation average, mild sweet fruity finish; overall is this a rather shy beer, especially taste and aftertaste are on the flat side and the soap in the aroma is a drawback.

3.1
dominikwol (7) - - NOV 20, 2014 does not count
Piwo piją kilka dni po terminie. Uważam, że jest delikatnie przegazowane. Zapach, czysto słodowy bez nut chmielu za to jakby likier śliwkowy. Ładna piana, która redukuje się do 1 mm i ładnie oblepia szkło. Kolor mahoniowy. W smaku wyczuwalny alkohol 6,5%, delikatna goryczka i słodowość. Nagazowanie drażni podniebienie podczas picia. Drugi raz po nie nie sięgnę. Moja wina, że piję po terminie.

2.7
Luumu (27) - , FINLAND - NOV 18, 2014
Tuoksussa kotikaljaa, ruista, alkoholia, humalaa, kitkeryyttä. Vaahto pieni kuplainen, katoava, runsaahko. Väri kirkas tumma, läpinäkymätön. Maku paahteinen, kahvia, humalaa ei meinaa mausta löytää. Maut puhtaat, mutta vaisut. Suutuntuma pliisu, ohut ja hapokas. Kokonaisuus ei sykähdyttävä.


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