Brewed by Verhaeghe
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Vichte, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Previously at 8.5% ABV

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vinivini (3075) - Gomel, BELARUS - NOV 8, 2017
Bottle. Foggy amber colour. Small off-white head. Low retention. Aroma: massive lollipos, spicy yeast, caramel. Medium body. Sweet malty taste. Caramel, toffee. Nice yeast initially. The ending is unfortunately hollow and bland.

JefVerstraete (3669) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - OCT 29, 2017
Bottle @ Creperie Bretonne, Louvain-la-Neuve. Amber colour, creamy white foam. Citrussy, tart, vinegar. Rubber, paint thinner and lemon juice. Very sour infected. Bar lady told it was a sour red/brown. When I read the other ratings I see that this isn't the case. Will rerate this when I have a non-infected bottle.

FrankZappa7 (567) - GERMANY - OCT 13, 2017
2017-10-13-bottle 0,33 caramel, alcohol, raisin, amber, hazy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, creamy, average carbonation,

fonefan (51574) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2017

Bottle 330ml.

[ As Verhaeghe Barbe Rufa ].
ABV: 8.0%. Clear medium yellow amber colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, sweet malt, toffee, caramel, moderate yeasty, belgium yeast, sweet yeast, fruity yeast, candy. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration, belgium yeast, sweet yeast, fruity yeast. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20170929]


chrisv10 (18576) - DENMARK - SEP 29, 2017
Bottle, 8%. Slightly hazy amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, yeast, caramel, dark fruit, dusty and oxidised. Flavour is malt, caramel, dark fruit, oxidised, sweet, warming, yeast and a little bitter.

saxo (19530) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2017
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, bread, syrup, malt, fruits and hops. Sweet finish.

Rasmus40 (22049) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2017
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy orange with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, yeasty and light candy. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 290917

julesxxl (83) - Cholet, FRANCE - SEP 22, 2017
(très marron-trouble-bourru, tend vers la blonde amère-miel, acidité fruitée subtile)

Ysok02 (1865) - Mons, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2017
Belle robe rousse, fine mousse acidulée. Nez puissant sur des notes de cerise du nord, de fût, presque un nez de sour red, épices. Bouche à l’attaque épicée et acidulée, fine bulle, de la tension et une finale fruitée. Une très belle bière tout en fraîcheur.

Gangstergafje (1305) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2017
12-07-2017; bottle; at home (bought online at www.drankgigant.nl, Oost-Souburg, The Netherlands).
The looks of the beer are nice. The colour is a bit orange amber. It is quite a cloudy beer. On top some white foam is formed. The foam collapses rather quickly.
The smell of the beer is a bit peculiar. I don’t know if it is nice or not. There are some doughy aromas of malts, with on top of that some herbal hops and doughy, barnyard and some basement yeast aromas. I don’t know if I really like this sweet and sour touch, but it is not disgusting or anything like that. There is also a touch of raisins and something like raisin liquor.
The taste of the beer is nice. I taste some nice and sweet malts, with a slight caramel bitterness. Besides this there are nice bitter herbal hops and some and delicate sours, or tarty flavours, of yeast. This yeast touch is only very subtle. The flavour is well balanced. Not bad .
The palate is quite average. Medium body, slightly sticky texture and medium low carbonation. The finish contains some nice caramel and a touch of yeast and alcohol. I like it, not bad.

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