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


on tap


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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
A complex, dark, fruity, chocolatey brew. First version from De Proef in Lochristi, near Ghent. Current version care of Van Steenberge.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (12485) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2016
Bottle at t Waagstuk. Very dark brown with a big thick tan head. Aroma of big overripe dark fruits, chocolate, yeast, toffee and caramel. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bth122 (1546) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Bottle. From B-law. Poured an gold Amber color. Aroma Of caramel notes and slight raisin. Dry finish. Light sweetness. Grains. Medium light body. Light carbonation. Ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grzesiek79 (4223) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 30, 2015
Piwo smaczne tresciwe slodowe lekko winne i czekoladowe. Piana spora trwala bezowa. Gestawy piwo i sycace. Dluga koncowka owocowa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smalle (222) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle at Waagstuk. Brewed by Proefbrouwerij BBF 21/11/2015. Aroma is sweet, dark/dried fruits. Taste: sweet, very sweet, caramel, dried prunes, roasted malt. Some warming alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (5097) - BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2014
Van Steenberge version, tasted at t Waagstuk, one of the few places which serve this; apparently commemorates a bombardment of the Antwerp Stadswaag in the first World War. Thin but stable, creamy head; very dark ruby red colour. Caramelly aroma and taste, a bit nutty, some chocolate, marzipan, estery fruitiness, light coffee-like roasted bitterishness in the finish along with some rather unpleasant, but fortunately not too strong solvents.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kraddel (7492) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2014
Version by De Proef . Yet this is not a vintage ... ( best before 21-11-15 ) . Is this a new batch, by the proef again , or has it only changed this recently ??? Anyway . Pours clear , dark red/brown . Good white foam . Scent is metallic , dark and red fruits , bit sweet, bit bitter ( if you concentrate enough ) Taste is metallic, bitter, burnt malts ( burnt taste in general, which is not a nice thing , like burnt malts in an IMP stout . This tastes like actual burnt stuff ) . Way less fruity than the scent gives away, yet some aspects are there . A very small, almost sour touch . Not bad, per se , but a bit weird and not completely working . Pretty sure its not infection though . Too much gas . Doesnt really work for me .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (8357) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2013
(Draught at Afspanning t Waagstuk, Antwerpen, 24 Oct 2013) Dark brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty nose with caramel, dark bread, raisins and hints of coffee. Malty, roasted taste with notes of caramel, dark rye bread, a touch of coffee and a gentle spicy bitterness. Almost full body, with balanced sweetness. Well balanced and tasty. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16347) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Black colored beer with a big khaki head. Heavy on the roasted malt with a fair amount of chocolate and coffee. Some strange grassy notes and a nice sweetness of dark fruit. Heavy roasted malt flavor with some mild sweetness of burnt sugar and dark fruit. Dark chocolate bitterness, a bit of licorice, and some mild grass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4586) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2012
Dark amber colour, cream head. Aroma of molasses, caramel, malts, light milk chocolate, light yeast. Flavour quite sweet, chocolate, malts, ripe figs. Finish sweet malts, dark chocolate and light toffee.
Rather sweet, quite rich. Not bad, though a bit too sweet for my palate.
(From 33cL bottle @ t Waagstuk)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 4, 2012
From Backlog @ t waagstuk at my first visit

Head: Beige, medium, away fast
Colour: dark chestnut brown
Smell: chocolat, toffee/brownie, malts, sweet, bit of alcohol
Taste: rich thick brew with nice hints of chocolat, toffee and a creamy flavour , end is sweet

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