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12% vol.alc. – re-fermented and bottle-conditioned Rich, dark coloured beer, with a wonderful hoppy, floral nose and well-balanced flavours, making it easy to drink

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
psilosophy (491) - vitry en artois, - OCT 7, 2011
Bouteille de 33 cl. Couleur rougeâtre foncé, mousse abondante de très belle tenue. Arômes fruités : fruits rouges, pruneaux mais aussi réglisse, l’alcool est bien présent mais les 12% passent comme une lettre à la poste. Belle carbonnation offrant une agréable sensation en bouche. Une très bonne brune. Trouvée à Vanuxeem - Ploegstaert.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (1743) - BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2014
Heavy ’massive ale’, originally a winter warmer but now available all year, so De Landtsheer removed the wintery elements from the label (making it harder to distinguish from its brethren on a shelf now). Deep yellow beige, creamy, sticky head and very dark burgundy colour, almost blackish. Powerfully perfumed aroma of plum brandy, chocolate liqueur, brown sugar, cinnamon, port wine, apple peel, honey, cake, banana, overripe peach, coffee powder. Intensely malty taste, caramelly and soft chocolatey, candi-like sweetness, not too cloying but sticking into the finish, which is otherwise characterized by coffee-like roasted bitterness and vinous, warming alcohol. Opulent, well-crafted, warming ale, complex, one of my favourites among easily available Belgian ’abts’ (which is what the style characterization here should be instead of ’Belgian strong ale’!). I’d serve it at a few degrees above the recommended 8° C, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TtV (71) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Dark brown with a red glow. Sturdy caramel coloured top. Sweet aromas with hints of roasted wood? Taste is little sweet with bitterness in aftertaste. Alcohol and Co2 too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ulysse (19) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2014
Blood red elegance. Brown tidewash foam top. Sweet in the mouth. Weak body. Strong roasted malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours a ruby reddish black with a resilient, thick beige head. Aroma is faint red berries. Flavor is red berries, caramel, brown sugar. Finish is roast, dark chocolate, some bitterness and hints of booze. Lingering roast. Full body, strong carbonation. Good, but so heavy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wixie (24) - BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
Dark brown liquid with nice head. Light aroma, fruity and sweet. Full body, average carbonation. Sweet bitter taste with long aftertaste of caramel. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HERRDUNKEL (8) - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014 does not count
On draft at WCBBQ in La Mesa Nice color & med head. Low carb, great finish. Lots of caramel without any extra sweetness. Looking forward to the BA version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
Een stevig biertje, maar met een goede smaak aan die veel mensen zal bekoren.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken (2026) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle from 2010. Tastes lovely, lots of toffee, light sparkle, body is full but at the same time light and airy. Fruity, rich, plums, marzipan. Pretty damn nice. Doughy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Flanfl (91) - USA - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle. Nice dark color, thick beige head. Aroma is sweet ans alcool, some dark fruit. Aroma is sweet malt and droed fruits. Smalm finish. Smooth beer, you dońt feel the alcool. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HammerTroll (493) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 6, 2014
Hazy, dark brown bodied, medium to big sized tan head. Aroma of sugar and alcohol, mostly. Somehow oaky, hints of raisins, dark fruit and chocolate. Medium body, average carbonation. Sweet taste, heavily sweet.
(Svijet Piva 0,33l bottle)

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