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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…


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14501) - , 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10467) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Draft sample at BV. Poured a cloudy dark ruby color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted balanced, dark fruit and yeast aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted complex sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectation where exceeded.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Very dark brown pour, light brown head. Aroma is sweet and reminds me of a spice cake mixed with fruitcake. I get lots of prunes and raisins. Flavor is sweet up front, loads of raisins, a light tart note creeps in and finishes with a very light bitterness. This is a very neat beer. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8821) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2012
On tap at the Shark’s Club in Howell. Poured a deep amber, almost brown color with a smaller sized head. Dark fruits, anise, licorice, and fruity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7666) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Sample at Kalamazoo Beer Exchange. This beer pours a cloudy dark reddish-amber color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet malt, black licorice and yeast. Medium to full body with a dark malty character and notes of anise, yeast and chocolate. The finish is malty with a lingering black licorice aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6514) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 3, 2012
Can. Pours a clear deep brown with a brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces. Aroma has a lot of dark grains and anise with a strong backing green raisin note. Flavor has a good amount of dark grains, candied sugars and anise with a strong green raisin backing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5666) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (4633) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2012 Courtesy of northernbrews

Bottle: The aroma consists of raisins, black licorice, and faint chocolate. It pours a dark brown with orange highlights and a small beige head. The flavor starts with raisin and light black licorice. There is some faint chocolate in the background. The finish has some tart fruit and some faint roast. Light-medium bodied with mild carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (3945) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Tall Boy from manny57. Thanks Ryan. Pours opaque brown with a little tan head that fades fast leaving a solid ring of small bubbled lace. Nose is sweet, raisins, plums, other dark fruits. Its not overpowering at all, very gently layered. Flavor is a little messy and a surprise from the nose. Tart fruits upfront, some woody characteristics, much more flemish brown like with some roasty cocoa thrown in. Intriguing.

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.


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