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Brewed by Brand Bierbrouwerij (Heineken)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Wijlre, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (5781) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle sampled at Gouda Winterbier Festival. Clear amber with a small tan head. Aroma of raisins, overripe dark fruit and caramel. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bosbouw (1406) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2014
Heldere caramelkleur met een volle kraag. Ruikt iets mout, fruit. Smaakt wat flauw en dun. Prima drinkbaar, niets bijzonders.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maakun (836) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2014
Clear ruby color with minimum head. Spices and candy on the nose, some malts, pear, spices, slightly sweet with a dry bitter finish, almost burnt. Medium-light bodied, with thin mouthfeel and slightly creamy carbonation. Bit bland.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (869) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2014
Sweet malty nose, caramel, roasty, brown sugar, syrup, clove, hint of cinnamon; clear deep red copper, medium tan head, disappears rather quick, light lacing; roasty medium sweet taste, slightly bitter; full body, oily texture, soft carbonation; bitter finish, some coffee en hints of nuts. A bit one dimensional beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
supermantoine (6) - - DEC 29, 2013 does not count
Bottled. Medium head retention. Ssmells sweet, berries. Toasted malty taste with a bitter afterburn. Nice winter beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rikstar (928) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2013
0,3l fles thuis, donker robijnrood met crème schuim, geur donkere mout en karamel. Aangename smaak met hop en een mooie afdronk, aangenaam verrast, lekker biertje voor de kerst.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sissio (725) - Orsenigo, ITALY - DEC 25, 2013
Nice belgian strong ale. A lot of taste. nice caramel, toasted malts and a hint of nuts pleasent

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (1540) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2013
Pours an amber clear beer with a good creamy white head. Smells fruity, gumball. Tastes fruity, sweetness. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mpuntmuts (137) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2013
Dark clear amber pour with a big slightly tan bubbly head. Sweet caramel and malty smell with not much else. Brr, taste is artificially sweet. Malty and syrupy. Thin. Not the spicy winterale they make you believe it is.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
worldbeertaste (1693) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
Amber with a medium lasting, lacy, off white head. Smells of toasted malt, caramel, red berries, and grass. Medium frothy body. Tastes of grass, with slight roast, malt, toffee and a bit of a chemical burn on the finish.


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