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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4775) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2014
Hazy dark golden color with a fine white head. Ok lacing. Candy and plums. Nice body. Ok bitterness and a bit sweet. Average to rich carbonation. Plums, raisins, pleasant fruity and some toffee.
[Bottle from Systembolaget web order, Sweden]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamTheBarrel (486) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2014
750ml 2014 years vintage rated 8.7% ABV brown bottle, in Christmas themed paper wrap poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is hazy dark ruby read with a huge frothy khaki colored head that reduced quickly. Aroma of caramel, raisins and muscovado. Flavours of caramel, orange peels, nutty notes, muscovado and raisins. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium bodied, slightly sticky texture and average carbonation. Overall a decent Scotch Ale, a little too sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tderoeck (5004) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2014
10/X/14 - 75cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - bottled: 14/XII/10 (2014-1196)

Gusher alert!
Cloudy red to rusty brown beer, no head. Aroma: oxidized, caramel, bit of chocolate, orange peel. MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Taste: quite some orange peel, bit sweet, sourish touch, bit hoppy. Aftertaste: oxidized, some banana, bit sour, orange peel, some almonds, sweet, soft bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (3291) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 28, 2014
Süßlich-malzig-schwer, leichte Noten von dunklem Obst, ganz leicht sauer. Der NG ist mittellang, fruchtig-malzig-schwer.
→ Lecker, aber nichts Besonderes... 10/12/11/10

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (662) - BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2014
Bière qui est établie sur une recette ancienne des Carmélites d’Aalst. Non filtrée, refermentée bien sûr, elle contient du malt de froment en plus du malt d’orge, avec du candi. Mon exemplaire de 75 cl a été embouteillé en octobre 2010. Il a donc 4 ans accomplis, et le brasseur en préconise 2 au minimum. Couleur brun roux foncé, roux en transparence. Clarté nette. Bulles moyennes très nombreuses et très vives (énorme saturation en co2 à l’ouverture). Mousse beige brun bien crémeuse, stable à 2 mm. Arômes de malt chocolat, bois de fût, fruits mûrs, pâte de fruits, collioure très vieux. 1ère bouche soyeuse à la prise malt/houblon, vite rattrapée par les épices et du candi brun, du malt cara. Arrière-bouche pleine, charpentée. 2ème à la belle rondeur. Bel ensemble, mais les épices sont un peu inégales. Arrière-bouche jolie, mais à l’harmonie imparfaite. 3ème où la pâte de fruits est très jolie. Les épices moins. Arrière-bouche pleine. La longueur montre une meilleure intégration, mais il y manque un petit quelque chose. Pourtant elle monte avec le temps, jusqu’à arriver au seuil du très haut … Les jambes sont unies. La levure est large et d’un très beau caractère. L’alcool offre un soutien manifeste à la progression des saveurs. La finale est très de très grande texture et de très grande tenue. CONCLUSION : une bière très jolie, mais pas au top, à cause de légers manques d’harmonie sur les premières bouches. La longueur par contre est en constante progression, et la finale est très grande. Pas de chance (pour les carmélites …).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoisirius (1718) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Draft at SIB07. Hints of molasses, raisins, candi sugar, peat, and grains throughout. Complex, tasty, and haven’t seen it since.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1062) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Thanks to Ryan for sharing this. Pours dark murky tamarind. Aroma of plums, black strap molasses, oxidation. Old boozy molasses-soaked raisins. Taste is a lot more restrained. Sweet, brown sugar but moderately dry still. Drying finish. Body is a bit thin. Nice enough, even with the cardboard brought out by the age. Would love to try this one fresh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (1872) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2014
75cl bottle, bottled 11/2013. ABV: 8,7%. - Gusher alert...Pours a fizzy candi sugar cola. Strange pollen and chalk aroma, going on chlorine and wet earth - virtually no sweetness permeating. Are these the Alost Hallertauers? Taste is very centered on candi sugar, yet not cloying: candi sugar dryness, with a burnt caramel edge, some berries at best- Easy drinking, but far from stellar considerign DGT’s range.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3332) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a hazy ruddy color with a small off white head. Dark dried fruit, dark caramel, and a bit of earth on the nose. Slightly sweet up front with a nice dried fruit note followed by a slight earthy bitterness. Medium bodied. The alcohol remains relatively subdued. Nice winter warmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2330) - BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2014
Brewer Jef Van Den Steen is a knowledgeable man when it comes to Belgian beer history and it is a delight seeing a ’Scotch’ type beer, nowadays almost forgotten, emerge as a winter beer, since the most typical Belgian Christmas ales are based on the Scotch style. Light beige head, very dark brown colour; candi syrup, chocolatey malts, pear, banana, cinnamon, coriander in the nose, dark fruity taste with caramelly and chocolatey maltiness and, as the style prescribes, a hint of roasted, coffee-like bitterness in the background. Well made.

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