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Brewed by De Dochter van de Korenaar
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baarle-Hertog, Belgium

bottled
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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Wrapped bottle, striped red paper with sticker "Peated whiskey cask" on the lower right end of the "logo"
An 9% ABV beer in which the fermented sugars were all obtained from malt (20 degrees Plato). A generous dose of hops and a long maturation time makes this beer best of the best. This beer is bottle conditioned and will go through taste evolution during many years. Selected by the brewer from his best peated whisky casks. Matured for a quarter of a year. Winner of the Zythos Beer Festival (ZBF) consumer prize 2011. (Translation by Martinus)


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dcschiller (2203) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Pours courtesy of Dak. Aroma is ham, light smoke, pit fruit. Taste is sweet with loads of savory notes. Really tasty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (3854) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep ruby body with a big cloudy beige head. Nose is smokey tar tones, cured meat, ashes and hints of candi sugars in the back. Taste is complex dark malts and whisky smoke tones, cured meat, ashes and peat with hints of licorice and leather. A bit fizzy on the palate, which is probably the only reminder that this once was a Belgian Strong Ale. For all other purposes, it now appears as a rock solid smoked. :-) A very nice and complex beer; I will be looking out for more from De Dochter van de Korenaar for sure!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2138) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JUL 8, 2012
Draft at SIBF. Mild brown, heavy. Light head. Peaty, light shisky nose. Yeasty brown, moody, sweet. Mild grassy peated-malt. Nice spicy bite at finish. Very good

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trevor211 (1298) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Tap at SIBF 2012. Pours murky brown. Like a slightly dilute doppelbock with a mild peat undertone, or a bit of whiskey over dark fruits and brown sugar. The flavor pleasantly builds on the aroma. Not bad at all.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Shared bottle at Spuyten Duyvil. Hazy, deep red-brown pour with a short tan head leaving little lace. Nose is smoky peat, dates and a bit of booze. Heavy body with light carbonation, yielding a lovely round, smooth mouth feel. Peat, wood, caramel, blue cheese, raisins, dates and some light citrus peel. Finish is medium and remains as complex as the swallow, with a bit more wood and cheese, with some whisky creeping in. Very nicely balanced - a lovely drop and my favorites Belgian Strong.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (5219) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Sampled at THE FESTIVAL, MA. Pours a deep brown with creamy brown lacing. Aroma is tar, sweet fruit, alcohol and peat. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet fruit, peat, smoke, ash, alcohol and tar. Eh.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KingCecil (2041) - DENMARK - JUN 25, 2012
Bottle.... no : 0048 ... It pours hazy dark amber with a medium fluffy tan head..... The aroma is smoke, oak, spicy and whiskey.... The flavor is creamy, smoked oak, ash, roasted malts, spicy and wood.......full bodied ! .... smoked finish...... very nice brew ...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14298) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
Bottle from L’Abbaye des Saveurs, Lille, n.14775, bottled Apr 2011
Very dark color, almost black, with medium sized brownish head. Aroma of medicine, hint of smoke, orange peel. Good body strength, with a reasonably round mouthfeel; strong chocolate flavor, with some roasted malt, caramel; compared to the black wrapped "Oak Aged Blended", the peat (which is mild) masks the liquorice; there is some residual sweetness, to soften the beer.
Well brewed, and more interesting than its sister.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arve_Christian (2984) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2012
On bottle from Ølbutikken Very dark, good foam Medium body and complexity Lively carbonation Some hops and sweet flavours Enjoyable, but expected more from whiskey casks

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
diabel (1603) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2012
Hazy brown/red body. Off-white/lightly brown fizzy head. Malty arome with hints of wood, peat, ...: soft and well balanced. Subtle and complex heavily bitter, lightly sweet flavour.


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