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

bottled
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RATINGS: 404   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Beer brewed following the Carmelite tradition.


ChillCoat's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Bottle. Pours a brown color with an persistent ivory head. Dark fruits and sweet malt in the aroma. An earthy smokiness kind of fills out the background of caramel and toffee. Tons of malt in this beer, I don’t perceive any hops. Dry finish with a lingering, and somewhat astringent, candy aftertaste.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Icedwarf (1101) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2016
Roodbruin bier met schuim. Smaak is krachtig, zoet en kruidig, toffee, rozijnen en iets van anijs.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phfyysik (384) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 29, 2016
0,75L bottle (bottled 21.11.2015). Pours dark brown with small head. Nose is a bit sour, some raisins, caramel, plums, slightly roasted malts. Taste is quite raw, with sour-bitter notes, otherwise quite same as the nose. After has some more spicy notes. Carbonisation is little bit too high - it kills quite a lot. Should let it stay in cellar for a while in next time. Currently seemed too raw.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanoi (751) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2016
Bottle. Nose is toffee, candied fruits, spice, hints of plums and apples, a little bread, yeast, orange. Taste is woody, orange, slight cream, spice, and cloves, bread, caramel, prunes, chocolate aspects, a little yeast.Gentle booziness in the finish. Hints of brown sugar and a little nut in the finish and the faintest hint of roast. There is a lot going on in the flavour, it’s a very good example of the style, perhaps a little thin. For some reason I don’t love it, I can’t explain why, it plays all the right notes... but seemingly not in the right order.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HerrBierkoenig (1008) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 9, 2016
From 0,75l bottle, bottled 6 DEC 2014 Pours: clear amber to brown liquid, medium frothy tan head, Aroma: malty, caramel, spicy, fruity, candied fruits, Taste: medium to heavy sweet, light to medium bitter, light sour, caramel, apricot, hopy. Palate: medium to full body, soft carbonation, creamy to oily mouthfeel, long Overall: very fine, enjoyed.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (4480) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle shared by Herrbierkoenig. 8,7% ABV. Full rich malty brew, caramel, light alcoholic warmth, light dried fruits. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (1689) - Lille, FRANCE - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle at home from Geers, Gent - BE. Color: deep dark brown beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: candy and roasted malt. Candied fruits as plums and raisin. Taste: medium body with caramel malt and roasted malt. Balanced with candied fruits and candy. Medium carbonation on mouth. Good attenuation. Small yeasty finish. Aftertaste: caramel and candy. Plums and sweet brown sugar. Yeast and black bread. Nice beer really interesting, typical for X-mas.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Franckg (870) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
Robe brune foncée très trouble avec un mince col de mousse beige qui s’estompe rapidement. Arômes de caramel, baies rouges, miel, malt légèrement grillé. Un peu d’epices également, muscade surtout. En bouche, baies confites en partant suivi d’un malt grillé et caramélisé. Touche de chocolat au lait, miel, dattes, houblon, muscade et anis. Les saveurs quittent rapidement pour nous laisser sur une finale fade et aqueuse. Texture légère et corps mince et décevant. Carbonatation trop élevé. Décevante.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martjoobolut (2517) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle (from Koht). Pours. dark brown with beige head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is sweet, caramel, malt, fruits, esthers, spices. Flavor follows the nose. Finish is caramel and dry bitter with spices and alcohol. Carbonation is rather high. Overall: ok.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rask0lnikov (433) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 25, 2015
High white head, which stays quite long time. Dark browne colour. Some honey and alcohol in the aroma. Some raisins and honey at first. Caramel and spices, raisins afterwords. Quite light-bodied, quite well balanced, highly carbonated interesting beer. Still, something is missing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (2986) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2015
Flaska från Etre Gourmet. 2013 vintage. Varmbron vätska, lätt disig, lågt skum. Rustik, söt och kraftig. Liknar Chimay blå. Stor kropp med stora maltaga smaker. Söt torkad frukt, korinter, fikon, dadlar, banankola, engelsk julkaka, madeira, lite kryddig och jästig beska. Väl integrerade smaker. Ett stort öl där inget sticker ut eller är för mycket. Klassiskt och gott.


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