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

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TMB (1) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2014 does not count
Found one that expired 3 years ago.... No words to describe the unexpected joy.... If only I would remember the beer it reminded me off..

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (9616) - 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 (2510) - 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 (2923) - 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 (1790) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2016 Bottle 30cl. Malty nose, caramel, roasty, brown sugar, syrup, cloves, hint of cinnamon; clear deep red copper, good two finger tan head, dissipating slowly, good lacing; tastelight heavy sweet, slightly bitter, roasty, spicy; full body, oily texture, soft carbonation; sweetbitter finish, some coffee, spicy and alcohol notes. Retasted 19/3/2016, bottle 30cl. (bbd 12/2014, probably the same batch as tasted in 01/2014). Poured into a teku glass. Has endured time nicely. Same rating.

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 (1975) - 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 (1149) - 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 (2379) - ’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 (142) - 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.


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