RateBeer
Home >

Caldera Kettle Series Vas Deferens Ale

overall
83
64
style

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (872) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2014
Aroma of malts, caramel, molasses, (blood) orange, brown sugar, hints of chocolate. Flavour is sweet caramel, sugary sweetness. Decent Belgian Strong Ale, I wish the orange flavours were a bit more pronounced.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2014
With such a bizarre name and subject matter I had to try it. It’s not really all that great. Aroma - caramelized sugar, somewhat figgy, some citrus Appearance - Reddish brown body; opaque liquid; 1" off white head that crashes fast Taste - rich taste, complex ~ nearly confusing; there is a sweet, hopped, and caramelized mix all at once. Palate - body is medium; texture is light slickness; the carbonation is average; the finish is of a caramelized sugar and awkward sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2159) - New York, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Bottled. Poured a dark brown with white head. Sweet brown malts molasses and mild spice and zesr.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sregnar35 (952) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Pours reddish black with no real head. Atoms is sweet cherries and fruity yeast. Flavor is tart fruit and molasses. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
travita (3831) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle thanks to somebody, rating from my backlog. The smell is grains, caramel, fruits. The look is clear, reddish brown in color, and has a beige colored head. The taste is sweet, caramel, and fruits.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2321) - California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Dark red color, moderate head, some lace/retention. Aroma is yeast, dark sugar, light orange. Medium to full body, decent but strangely name.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
legion242 (2142) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Poured a deep brown with a small whispy head. Nose of faint orange. Not much orange in the mouth, but a pleasant dubbel quality.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hopswagger (196) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2013
P: Pours a dark mahogany body with khaki froth that settles to a solid mini cap. Spotted lacing. S: Sweet and roasty dark malt aroma with cocoa, candy sugar, coffee, vanilla, clove, oak, figs, prunes. Overall smell is stale sweetness. T/M: Starts of with syrupy sweetness of chocolate, dark fruits and then the bitter orange arrives that I missed in the nose followed by the roar of a spicy citrus liqueur. Caramel, belgian yeast and dark bread. Medium body with a small amount of carbonation. Finishes chalky with lingering coffee and orange bitters. O: This really reminds me more of a watered down milk stout with bitter citrus added. Personally I don’t like the orange addition. Not a huge fan if this but it was decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (2939) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 29, 2013
22 oz. bottle from Oliver’s Beverage Center, Albany, NY. Nice deep mahogany color thin a tan head that retained well. Served at cellar temperature. Nose is chocolate, burnt sugar, cardamom spice and a very light citrus aroma. Tastes of candi sugar, orange peel, Belgian yeast and strong caramel flavors. Medium in body with light creamy, dry texture (if that makes sense). Overall decent and different.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfearnley (820) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 12, 2013
Bottle to flute Orange, but not citrusy, candied fruit, dark rum, and toasted malt. Very dark, but if held to a light you can see that it's a deep orangey red. Taste is yeasty and a little sweet, traces of nutmeg and earthiness, and a little bitterness; no trace of orange rind.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50