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Glazen Toren Canaster Winterscotch

Brewed by Kleinbrouwerij De Glazen Toren
Style: Scotch Ale
Erpe-Mere, Belgium
Serve in Thistle


on tap

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RATINGS: 384   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Beer brewed following the Carmelite tradition.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bill Becker (462) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - MAR 8, 2015
750ml opened with no problems...no gushing. Hazy to cloudy deep brown, beautiful looking brew complete with a 1 finger of off white foam and pretty lacing. Smells of candi sugar, pitted fruits, toasted malt that is almost smokie, booze. Toasted malt and fruits are up front, gets a bit sweet from the candi sugar, an inherent booziness in the taste(heck, it’s called Winterscotch), finishes slightly bitter with more booze. The foam has subsided but it’s still nice to look at. I see the abv is at 9.5% abv but to me, it drinks stronger and so I need to slow this session and review down a bit. Initial thoughts are that I’m going to score this on the low side as I have done with most beers of the style, which I am taking as Wee Heavy based on the name/label and how it is listed on the brewery website. Waiting and slowly sipping will perhaps bring out my palate familiarity and maybe something nice will happen to change my mind. Medium bodied in general, a tad too much carbonation for my palate, the mouthfeel is only okay. All right, I have given Canaster every chance I can to shine for me and it doesn’t. It’s not a terrible brew, it just does not inspire me to think aboot buying another bottle. Oh well, it has it’s fans and that’s cool.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Clarkdvm (207) - Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle from total wine. Tons of head. Average smell but everything else is fabulous. Rich sweet flavors. Caramel but not too much. Touch of shotch. Splendid

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lilja (1897) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2015
Flaska från SB. Smak och doft av humle, torkad frukt, karamell, belgisk jäst, brunt socker, vinterkryddor med toner av banan och örter. Fina smaker, lagom sötma och god beska.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (3111) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2015
0,75 flaske fra Belgisk Bryg (tappet 09.11.13 iflg omslagspapiret - en original emallasje,mingen etikett, nøytral flaskekork), delt med Kitty som opptakt til 60-års dagen (ikke min...), på hytta 3.nyttårsdag: ingen champagnesmell men du verden for et champagneskum ut over bordet. Aroma av bær, fiken, svisker, rosin, nellik og karamell. Smaken setter oss i bursdagsstemning, vi skålr og gjør oss klar til en cykeltur til Tivoli, gløgg med mørk rom og fyrverkeri!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (5847) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2015
Bottled from Systembolaget Chestnut colour with a large, bubbly tan head. Fruity, metallic aroma with notes of brown sugar. Sweetish, herby flavour with some berries in it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nische (984) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2014
Bottled. Gusher. Copper color with a white head. Aroma and taste of cloves, caramel, yeast and dark fruits. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (2130) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle. Belgiuminabox. 8.7%. Big gusher. Cloudy brown. Thin, tight, swirly, tan head. Nuts. Milk chocolate. Dark vine fruit. Dried stone fruit. Taste is fruity sweet. Turns nutty dry. Soft, airy, smooth mouthfeel. Finishes dry. Light tart. Stone fruit bitter. Very nice. Shame a glass full ended up on the kitchen floor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (3790) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Sweet malty smell with a fruity aroma. Fruity taste with dried fruit. Round and smooth mouthfeel. Easy to drink. A bit boozy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron (1496) - Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Ruby dark brown with small beige head. Enticing, rich, malty complex aroma. Aged caramel, dark fruit, peat. Flavor is dry. Bread crust. Light dry dark fruit Caramel. Lighter medium body. Alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarinEvelyn (637) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 25, 2014
super strong rich dark fruit, spices, scotch, caramel, sweetness. Super smooth, rich and delicious. A sweet scotch mixed with some malt and spices. One of the richest, cleanest beers I’ve had in a while. superb.

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