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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 360   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Beer brewed following the Carmelite tradition.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8566) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2008
A winter warmer. Pours with a huge head. Mild tabacco and smoke aroma. The scotch is a purposeful butterscotch. Lovely after fish.Smooth drinking, though not something for every night.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8442) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2008
750 mL bottle, bottled 23 September 2006. from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville. Murky reddish brown color with a medium head, decent retention and poor lacing. Malty aroma with notes of butterscotch and sour cherry. Taste is caramel, butterscotch, dark fruits and a pear like fruity finish. Milky feel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2006
750 ml bottle, corked and caged. Dark brown beer with purple highlights and a thick tan head. Soft plummy aroma and caramel malts underneath a rich pudding-like spiciness. Rum, caramel and sweet baking spices with light banana and chocolate as well. Everything is well-balanced and very inviting. Soft palate, slightly chewy but not cloying, chocolate and caramel flavours from the majority of the malts. Warming intensifies the lovely yeasty spiciness. Earthy bitterness on the back along with some light prickly alcohol drying out each mouthful. Custurdy richness. Lingering spice and cocoa on the finish. Quite a lovely brew

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8380) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 15, 2010
@ ZBF 2010. Pours deep hazy amber with floaties. Little retention and no lace. Very malty, sweet, maple candies nose. Taste is similar with doppelbock like sweetness and light spices. A good scotch ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8139) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2011
Hazy brown / dark amber color, beige head. Smell malts, caramel and spices. Tastes about the same, maybe slightly some fruityness. Full body, medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7885) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2004
Good beige head, crème, fast gone; deep dark brown beer. Liquorice, cinnamon and malts in the nose. Sweet, sweet spices blend with fruity sweets as figs or prunes, some bitter notes, not hoppy, rather vegetable. Medium bodied, slick MF. Good on - I usually don’t like liquorice beers, but this one stands out. The sweet spices build gradually up, but never to the point of dominating.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7832) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2006
Bottle from Super Saver. Hazy brown pour with subdued off-white head. Aromas of caramel malts, some brown sugar, grapes, nuts, and brown sugary peaty funk. The palate is medium to dense, with a nice complexity of flavor, including notes of caramel malt, raisins, brown sugar, and slight old peaty funk. The whole thing never really gets what I would call sweet, but it is more semi-sweet. Well done.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7797) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2006
Any first impressions?
-A ring of foam circles the glowing red fire.
-Toasted maltiness forms a healthy slice of bread on which red cranberry jam is laid out.
-These red fruit are transformed into candy for the palate, as a spicy/sweet flavor spectrum is displayed until the dry finish takes over.
-The frothy effervescence expands onto the svelte maltiness, maybe a little obstrusive.

What if you dig deeper?
-Delicate herbal hops brush the back end, alongside dry yeast.
-Alcohol sure is properly hidden for this size.
-Dryness builds with every sip, and the scotch ale character, even though Belgian, diminishes concurrently.
-An enjoyable strong ale from Glazen Toren, but one which won’t woo me into buying many bottles.

Bottle; no date.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7782) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2007
(750 ml bottle, thanks oh6gdx!) Labeled 8.7% ABV. Clear dark brown color, lasting tan head. Slightly acidic, a bit roasted scent. Weak raissin mixed with chocolate and vinous taste, also alcohol. Warming alcohol feeling, but not in the bad way it sometimes is. Spritzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2011
Bottle at Argo0 pre-RBSG tasting on 13 July 2006. Coppery colour. Quite caramel accented. Maybe a little toasted malt too. Some bitterness. Rather light bodied and lacking in presence for 9.5%. A bit dull to be honest. But then these cod-Scotch things aren’t really my bag anyway.


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