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


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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
R2k2 (450) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2012
Great aroma, i like the color, and i do like the taste, but nog the best beer i had to drink. Sweet and roasty taste, with a bitter aftertaste. Normally i don’t like that, but somehow, this beer can use it for it’s advantage. I like it! Geweldig aroma, ik vind de kleur mooi en de smaak lekker, maar niet het lekkerste bier dat ik gedronken heb. Zoete en rokerige smaak, met een bittere nasmaak. Normaal hou ik daar niet van, maar dit bier kan dit hebben! Ik vind het lekker!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
ShivanDragon (3509) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2012
Brand Sylvester Winterbier 2011-2012
licht rood/bruin van kleur, snel slinkende kraag
aroma: zoet, caramel, donkerfruit, kruidig
smaak: sterk smaken van zoetig caramel, gebrande mouten, zoet, kruidig, en bittertje.
medium body, dun van textuur,
afdronk: moutig en bittertje

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (6471) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - DEC 11, 2012
Bottle shared with McTapps. Not a bad one and definitely one of the better from Brand. Pours in most beautiful in deep red and offers a nice nose of yeasty belgian blonde. Heavy beer which comes easy. Good one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (6500) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2012
Bottle shared with MichaelBruch. Medium ruby-red colour with low head. Taste of sweet whiskey mash, smoked quality meat, light hops and raisins. Starts like a classical Doppelbock but finishes very smooth, elegant and light. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (4911) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2012
From a bottle of 300ml poured into a wide glass.Its colour is faded ruby, that of a black tea only lighter. One finger head, quickly gone. No bubbles.Aroma is of caramel, fruits, roasted nuts (almond?). Taste is bitter. On the palate is medium carbonated, medium thick bodied and a leaves you with a dryness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6375) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2012
22 Oct 2012 saw me, my wife and 26 other members of the CAMRA Investors club have a wonderful afternoon as guests of the brewery: after a film show and giuded tour of the brewery we adjourned to the tasting celler bar where we were given seven different brews to taste: I had plenty of each, this one being my favourite beer of the day. I like sweeter brews and this fitted my needs nicely: top fermented (unusual for Heineken) and out for Christmas each year. Rich amber body with a full head of tan coloured bubbles, it looks fine. The smell is caramel first and foremost with wild fruits of the forest adding to the fairly sweet nose. The taste is also semi-sweet with those caramel notes again being at the front: maybe a bit ’one dimensional’ in flavour, but I really liked it and made sure I had more than my fair share of this highly enjoyable winter brew before we had to leave.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
ralphdot (1038) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
7.5% deep amber colour with a very thin head, fruity malt aroma, warming dry fruity caramel taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 5, 2012
The head is unstable, the body red. It smells sweet alcoholic. The taste is malty and alcoholic, intensive wine. In the aftertaste malty, stronger alcoholic. Ok 9/10/10/11/10/10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevnic2008 (11414) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2012
Pours a pale amber. Dry, medium bodied, medium bitterness. Hoppy, spicy taste, quite fruity, caramel, apricots.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mutz (921) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2012
Roodbruin van kleur, een snel verdwijnende kraag. Zurig moutig aroma. Idem smaak met wat zoet. Goed te drinken.

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