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Caldera Kettle Series Vas Deferens Ale

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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Vas Deferens Ale is a Belgian-style ale with a unique twist incorporating a little snip of this and a little snip of that. This is an extremely rare release, as this ale is not meant to reproduce. 8.1% abv Belgian-Style Strong Ale brewed with blood orange zest, orange bitters, and dark Belgian candi sugar


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansjelaah (1506) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle @benzai with dutchdrebus. Dark brown red color with a beige head. Smells and tastes sweet, iron, dark fruits, roasted malts.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (8986) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle @ home shared with Dutchdrebus and Ansjelaah. Dark brown color with a dark red glare coming through, light to medium brown colored head that lasts for quite some time. Smell and taste malts, sweetness, a hint of caramel and sugar with a touch of herbs or spices. Average body and carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (4310) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Brown to ruby colour with a medium sized off-white head. Smells chocolate, roasty, sweetish, vanilla. Tastes iron, dark malts, chocolate, sweet. Medium body, soft carbo, dislike the iron.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (4099) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2014
650ml bottle. Clear, ruby red glowing, darkest brown colour with small to average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, beige head. Vinous aroma, raisin notes, hints of grapes, red berries and their parings, a perceptible amount of alcohol. Taste is slightly dry malty, slightly vinous, dry hints of fruit parings, a touch of raisin, a touch of alcohol in the finish. Nothing spectacular.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (1399) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Pours a thin head on a clear dark straw, almost red colored body. The aroma is big dry grain, caramel and salt. The taste has lots of caramel and grain sweetness with lemon bitterness to balance it out. The texture is fizzy with moderate carbonation. Enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Janroctus (3) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2014 does not count
Bottle from Plan B Rotterdam. Nice beer dark beer with lot of co2 wich makes it quit light for its flavors. nice grapefruit like flavors and licorice is coming to mind. an easy starter stout. gonna buy some more bottles.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HeadyDE (521) - Delaware, USA - SEP 5, 2014
bomber pour produces a medium dark caramel brown color with little bit of head...nose does have that angostura bittery aroma mixed in with some cherry as well..mouthfeel is kind of strange with some of the orange producing citrus tang but doesn’t seem to go well with whatever type of belgian ale they were going for here...not really digging this one very much...not real complex offering...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17535) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity spicy caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy weak yeasty caramel dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy weak yeasty caramel finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown color. Malt, stone fruit (plums, hint of cherry) and roast in the aroma. Hint of matl. Malty sweetish, roasty flavor with caramel and soft metal notes. Orange. Nice, fairly complex brew.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mtdewa1 (350) - rome, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle. Amber reddish little head. Aroma is malts, caramel and plums. Taste is smooth. Caramel and dark fruits. A little bitterness. Very easy to drink.


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