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Garrigues L’Hivern’Ale (11.2°)

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Brewed by Garrigues
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Sommières, France

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
L’Hivern’Ale est la version plus robuste de la Saison des Amours, qui est à savourer longuement au coin du feu au moment les plus froid de l’hiver. Cette bière très généreuse et chaleureuse offre des saveurs caramélisés, torréfiés avec une fine note surprenante de Malabar.


Note: Formerly at 8.5%.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16245) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma with hints of caramel. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5317) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2012
Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels. Clear ruby, medium off-white head. Fruity aroma with red berries and floral hops. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Semi sweet, medium bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (3530) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2012
draft sample @ Chez Moeder Lambic French Beer Festival /// prune & fig brown, creamy white head // nose is sweet earthly fruits, figs, malts, soft brown bread, caramel, light hops // taste is sweeter, soft, ripe dark fruits, mellow touch woodish, soft brown bread, figs, dash herbs, mellow hops, hint citrus, toffee // creamier soft dark fruits body

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2012
draft @ Moeder Lambic French Beer Festival ’12. Brune/ambrée, col crémeux beige. Arôme malté, grillé voire caramel et chocolat avec une pointe de houblons frais citronné. En bouche, malt avec ce profile rappelant l’usage de chêne, possible pointe houblonné de sorachi? donnant ce mixe de malté et fruité/citronné agréable. Le tout est facile à boire avec un corps herbacé/houblonné profitant d’un malt dans les tons grillé/café.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10405) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle at home in London with Paul and Lyoli. Lightly cloudy ruby with a moderate, foamy head. Light age to the malts, lots of sweet bread, caramel, toasty sugars. Big sweet flavor, some booze, light candy, honey, sweet bread. Full bodied with average carbonation. Moderate warm finish, deep sugar, heavy bread, candy, some ripe fruits. It’s alright. A bit heavy-handed on some fronts. Decent character. (The 11.2% version.)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jannek (40) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2011
A malty barley wine. Strong aroma of malt, caramel, some DMS. Medium brown colour, decent head considering the ABV. Taste is a bit salty, and a bit sweet from fusel alcohols and caramel malt. Body is full. Alcohol dominates the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2011
12th April 2009
An 8.5% bottle from La Cave A Bulles. Hazy red brown beer, small off white head. Silky palate. Semi dry. Rich malt - very porty with a hint of sherry as well. A little bit of aged malt and then a little aniseedy alcohol at the very finish. Throughout the beer is the smooth and sweet porty malt. Different and very tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (5525) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 29, 2011
Bottled 330ml. -Cloudy brown coloured, medium sized off-white head, fruity caramel nose with hint of alcohol. Very sweet malty, dried fruits and caramel with strong alcohol presence. Touch of spices in rather alcoholic finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4217) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2011
Bottle. Hazy brownish amber pour. Sweet caramel malt, bread, and some dark fruits. A decent barleywinish Belgium style ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3086) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 19, 2010
Cloudy brown color. Butterscotch, strawberries, icing sugar and milk chocolate in the nose. Very malty mouth. Lots of orange notes and icing sugar. Really strange brew I can’t pinpoint, though not without positive merits. Hard to describe.


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