Brewed by Bierbrouwerij Volendam
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Volendam, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2009
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Clear amber golden with a rough off-white head. Extreme gusher. Sweetish fruity aroma with sherry accents. Full-bodied, very sweet fruits and some brown sugar. Alcoholic sugary finish with no real bitterness. 040409

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2009
Bottle from Bierkoning. Exploding head, probably lost 50% of contents to the tablecloth. Murky brown body with serious head. Nose of malts. Taste of caramel, malts, sweet fruits. Very yeasty but also very nice. LIked it quite a bit, considering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15407) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2009
Bottle, 9.5%. Violent gusher, just goes on. OK malty aroma. Disgusting-looking muddy brown colour, lots of yeast floating around. The head is big and quite stable with bits of yeast mixed in. Luckily, the flavour is a lot better than the appearance. Quite malty and slightly sweet, fruity with some sweet spices and a good amount of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (42651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 4, 2009
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange to brown with a huge off-whie head. A gusher. Roasted malt aroma and citric yeasty. Mild sweet caramelish flavoured. Yeasty and mild spiced, vague citric. Smooth and yeasty flavoured into a sweet and citric finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borresteijn (6713) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2009
50cl Bottle from Cracked Kettle. Murky brown colour with lots and lots of yeast, huge lasting fluffy and creamy head. The head kept growing and growing, also out of the bottle. Hmm...Very fruity and yeasty aroma, lots of ripe stonefruits, brown sugar and yeast, spicy, very Belgian. Flavour is sweet, stonefruits, peppery spices, a lot of sugar, but nicely balanced by a good hoppy bitter finish, along with some alcohol. Soft and creamy mouthfeel, medium to fullbodied. Higly enjoyable, very good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (26261) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2009
Bottled (from Cracked Kettle). Amber colour, mediumsized fluffy beige head that leaves nice lace. Aroma is fruity and flowery hops along with some hints of spices and yeast. Flavour is toffee, some spices along with fruity and flowery hops. Alcohol gives a nice warming touch in the throat on it’s way down. Fruity hoppy finish and aftertaste. Comes quite close to some IPA:s with it’s strong fruity hoppyness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2009
A hazy dark red/brown colored beer, with a huge, thick foamy beige head. The aroma is spicey, some pepper, dark fruits and hops. The taste is very spicey, several dark fruits, like prunes and raisins. Some nuts and wood. The aftertaste is long bitter and warm.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TrefwoordPunk (1072) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2008
cloudy orange, with a big white head and a sweet liquorice sell. Taste is sweet too, mostly ortange, but also syruppy and alcoholic. finish is spicey, very nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hunsell (403) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2008
Very muddy brown beer with huge head. Sweet aroma of dried fruit, nuts, caramel and malts. Very malty taste, sweet caramel, chestnut and some dark fruits. Alcoholic. Big beer, a bit rough but quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2008
Bottle. Hazy bronze with a big yellowish head. Mostly fruity aroma, but also some yeastiness. Complex. Potent fruity flavours, but sweetness prevails. Quite sirupy texture. Noticeable alcohol. Fizzy. Good as always from Volendam.

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