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Brewery Vivant Kludde Strong Ale
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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Watch out for Kludde! Belgian folklore’s water spirit who roams the Flemish countryside in the form of a monstrous black dog… This monstrous ale is made with green raisins, star anise and dark Belgian candi sugar. Notes of dried plum, fig and chocolate mingle with the complexity of our two house yeast strains. Let Kludde warm you up…


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Clear mahogany with a thin brown head. Medicinal aroma of raisons, yeast, anise, not quite ripe yet fruit, toasted malt and yeast. Taste is fruity and spicy with young fruit, raisons, anise, some chocolate and a yeasty finish.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jbrana (488) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Not sure if this beer went south, became infected, or what... but it is pretty bad. Tastes very tart, acidic, and kind of metaly. Has some notes of cocoa and anise.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2013
can. brown with one finger head. sweet with a pretty wide variety of flavors. unfortunately, one of the flavors is black licorice, which ruins what otherwise might be a pretty good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
8th July 2012
Opaque dark brown beer, tidy pale tan head. Crispy palate. Mildly sour - like a very watered down Duchesse Du Bourgogne. Coca cola and suppressed red berry fruits. All very mild indeed! Minerally crisp finish. Surprisingly thin and watery for it’s abv but fine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (2881) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Pours a dark brown with a gigantic 4 finger and growing tan head that fades to a really nice lacing. Nose is burnt oak, chocolate and caramel. Lots of candied sugar and figs. Taste is very sweet with TONS of milk chocolate and figs. Hint of peaches and bananas. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6218) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Can shared with tomthompson, darker pour, licorice nose, anise and a weird foreshadow of upcoming tartness. Roasty, licorice, slight tart acidic weirdness. Still pretty good and interesting

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDurden24 (1622) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 15, 2012
16oz. Can. Dark brown pour with an off white head. Aroma s very sweet as is the taste with prunes, raisins and some licorice. Very different, complex and good. As I warms, the sweetness comes down and brings out more of the chocolate flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBeer45 (1273) - Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Can sampled in a Gulden Draak tulip, this ale had a dark brown, opaque pour, there was some dark ruby at the bottom of the glass when held up to a light, it had a light tan colored one finger head, this ale was too dark to see through but I did see streams of bubbles flowing up the sides of the glass, this ale left some spots and fingers of lacing on the glass, there was no sediment in the can, this ale had aromas of dry chocolate (little to no sweetness), dark fruit – light raisin, prune and fig, toasted malt, and licorice (from the star anise), some molasses aroma without the sweetness as molasses, there was a touch of earth on the nose, there were flavors of dry chocolate, dark fruit, licorice and dark malt, a little caramel, there was little to faint sweetness in this beer, the finish was dry with little pepper, some malt, anise and dark fruit flavor trailing, the mouth feel was a little less than medium, the carbonation was soft, maybe a little too soft, more carbonation would help, this ale was nice, the aroma was good, but the star anise was a little too much in the flavor, otherwise a nice drink.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 5, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2012 From Rayl101! Pours a clear dark mahogany. Aroma of anise, cardamom, pepper, raisin. Taste is anise and almost roasty, sweet and some metallic notes. Medium bodied with a dry finish. It is an interesting beer, but a little heavy handed on the anise, which is something I normally love.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flatmatt (1162) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2012
16 oz can. Pours a very deep red brown with a tan head. Very nice aniseed aroma with perhaps some earthy and cocoa hints. Flavors of cocoa syrup and aniseed, cherry, red grape/raisin, earthiness. Actually a touch of jalapeño somewhere in there. Just a bit too much, unbalanced. It’s pretty good, but I’ve got to take it a bit slowly.


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