Brewed by Kleinbrouwerij De Glazen Toren
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Erpe-Mere, Belgium


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RATINGS: 285   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Beer made by female members of OPA Aalst (local branch of Zythos vzw) and now released for mothers’ day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10653) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Lots of sweet fruits such as peach, raisin, orange, and apple. There’s a nice sweet brown sugar and caramel note, some yeast, and a touch of alcohol. Really nice maltiness to the flavor. Caramel and brown sugar with some syrup character. Lots of sweet fruit notes, some alcohol, and a light spice note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MatteoD. (137) - ITALY - APR 15, 2013
Bottle. Schiuma chiara media aderente, colore ambrato e torbido, aroma di frutta candita, maltato e di Porto, al palato corpo pieno e media carbonazione, birra molto complessa, note maltate, di datteri, albicocca, una certa ossidazione ma piacevole con finale lungo e secco, veramente niente male, penso che con un dessert sia perfetta. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4327) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2013
And yet another rating from an old note that I found recently. Bottle wrapped in paper: Darker orange color with a small head. Smell is a fruit mix of spices and sweets. Taste is bitter with spices, malts and hops, yeast and grass. I wrote down that I really liked this one and gave it an 8. That would be a 4 on the Ratebeer scale, but a 4 and higher means they are really good and classy beers, so hence the 3.9 until I rate it again...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ober (2807) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2013
A clear red/brown colored beer, with a thick foamy off white head. The aroma of fruits, orange and a little apple. There is some hop and malt. The taste of fruits with malt, hop bitter and some spices. The aftertaste is sweet with spices and a little bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rangerred (900) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Saw a 750ml of this on the shelf for $4.99 so I decided why not. Never heard of it before. There is no date or any kind of code anywhere on the bottle that I could find. Poured into a goblet, it is slightly hazy and medium reddish-brown. A white head with ok retention caps the beer and is not especially impressive. The aroma seemed quite oxidized at first with lots of wet cardboard/sherry notes. Underneath it is dark brown sugar and tofee along with dark fruit. Letting the beer warm really brings out some character. More sherry and brown sugar on the taste along with a healthy dose of raisins and plums. Mouthfeel is on the sticky side but just stops short of being too sweet. Alcohol is fairly well hidden and provides just a little bit of warming. Overall, I feel like this probably has some age on it as it tastes oxidized but it is really complimentary to the other flavors. Not sure I would pick it up again as this is not my favorite style but I’m glad I took the chance.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - JAN 21, 2013
Birra che non so descrivere bene nelle componenti aroma e gusto ma a me piace tantissimo, scura tanta schiuma, molto invitante, retrogusto dolce amaro e molto duraturo!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 14, 2013
Pours red/brown, cloudy, with mid tan head. Aroma of spicy yeast, malt, gingerbread, Sweet, dark fruit, figs, Very smooth with slight alcohol finish. Enjoyable,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9471) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle. Pours hazy brown with ruby highlights and a large, frothy and effervescent off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is dates, plum, and figs with cookie and caramel malt, light oak and cellar notes, earthy and herbal hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, light hops and bitterness, dark fruity esters and caramelized candi sugar with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (3602) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2012
#1600 Rating. 33 cl. fles gekocht bij Willems – thuis opgedronken. Benieuw hiernaar – fles is mooi verpakt in papier – verpakpapier stijl – net zoals hun andere bieren, ik heb dit altijd een leuke presentatie gevonden. Blijkbaar genoemd naar twee straatmuzikanten van vroeger. Donker rood met een romige witte kraag, grote bubbels. Scherp kruidige geur, karamel, konfijtappels, duidelijk Belgisch, kandijsuiker en gekaremeliseerd donker fruit. Smaak is karamel, konfijtfruit, karamelappels, kandijsuiker, ijzerrijk water, bitter floraal, verse hooi achteraan, gekaremeliseesd donker fruit, lichtjes verbrande donkere suiker, wilde kruiden achteraan, brandnetel. Medium karamel mondgevoel. Leuk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5662) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
Bouteille brune de 750 ml emballée dans un papier obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes avec une pointe de coriandre. Apparence: La couleur est orangée-dorée légèrement voilée avec une forte densité de bulle. Présence d’un large col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes avec une pointe d’houblons et de fruité. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #4363)

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