Butcher’s Tears
Brewed at Gulden Spoor

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Amsterdam, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Ex Voto – Nun’s Ale Contains water, barley malt (Pilsner, Caramel, Amber), candi sugar, hops (Hersbrucker), grains of paradise, yeast

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (963) - IJburg, - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Unclear amber brown, one finger frothy off-white head, disappears quickly, thin layer of foam remains; aroma sweet malts, caramel, brown sugar, licorice, yeast; taste is above medium sweet, malty, bit spicy; full body, oily texture, soft carbonation; finish roasty bittersweet, coffee tones. Kinda rough beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (2814) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2015
(Butcher’s Tears Ex Voto) Stubby bottle 330 ml at home, served into a tulip, ABV 9% Deep mahogany brown colour on the body, clear, with good activity in it. One finger of off-white head, good density and retention. Light lacing left on the glass. Aroma of light nuts, sugars, light alcohol, something ginger-like which I guess is the grains of paradise. Sweet taste, with caramel, spices, ginger, light grains and nuts, light alcohol. Medium body, good ative carbonation. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adamnowek (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2014
Love the very metal label. Amber in colour and opaque in appearance. Smells a bit malty and a bit like, well, alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ads135 (3173) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 14, 2014
A little too sweet for my tastes. Some candied fruit, caramel, and bread. Light floral notes and a medium body. Tried with Nick and Beth at the brewery in 2014.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tricksta_p (1499) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2014
Aroma of dark malts, caramel, ripe dark fruits, candy sugar, yeast, light chocolate. Flavour is quite sweet, a bit too sugary for my taste. Still, the aroma makes up for it, at least partially.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2741) - BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2014
Winter beer created in Amsterdam but first (2013) brewed in Belgium at Gulden Spoor. Thin but stable, off-white foam, colour a misty copper. Aroma of caramel, peaches, hazelnuts, rosewater, some DMS too (cooked cabbage). Taste dry and mildly spicy, caramel and nuts in the middle, finishing in a leafy hop bitterishness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RW80 (978) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2014
33cl Bottle. Appearance: Cloudy brown with thin white head, not leaving much lacing. Aroma: caramel, dried fruits and marzipan and yeast Taste: Sweet and fruity (citric with quite some yeast and caramel with some alcohol comming through. thin body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (36929) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2014

Bottle 330ml.

[ As Butchers Tears Ex Voto ].
Unclear matt medium amber color with a small, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, dusty malt, vintage malt, old dried fruit, alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, old dried fruit, vintage malt, malty, light yeasty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130928]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Countbeer (4907) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle: Served in a shaker: Medium sized creamy foamy head on top of a deep hazy amber colored beer. Aromas of hebs, malts, caramel, pee, grass, cabbage and hay. Flavours of alcohol, spices, grains, rice, some herbs, too much alcohol, controlling and doninating everything... Pity! Aftertaste is warm with porridge, some malts and dusty nuts. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied and a creamy texture. Unenjoyable. Alcohol dominates everything and there’s an unpleasent rice porridge tone which does not make it any better...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PeatyPete (428) - NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2014
Amber coloured beer with off-white head. Aroma of yeast and banana. Taste is à bit boozy, ripe fruit and medium sweet.

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