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


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RATINGS: 299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Beer made by female members of OPA Aalst (local branch of Zythos vzw) and now released for mothers’ day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TrappistenOli (320) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 9, 2013
Amber dunkel, geschmack malzig süss, kandiszucker, feinherb, stärkere rezenz, sehr gutes bier ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (7552) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle from ABC. Dark brown, cloudy, with lace. Nose of caramel, cocolate, earthy, like a typical traditional Special Belge but way ramped up. Same with the flavor, earthy caramel maltiness with raisins and plum. This works. Rich and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2013
Appearance: Clear ruby/brown with large ivory billowing head about 4 fingers thick. Aroma: Caramel, bread, vinous/spiritous, spice and a hint of mineral. Taste: Low sweetness, medium sourness and medium/high bitterness. Fruit and vinous notes. Palate: Thin smooth texture and light/medium body, astringent, prickly carbonation with an abrupt dry vinous and fruity finish. Comments: Enjoyable but not fantastic. Left a glass lace.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (6576) - Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Magnum to snifter (shared with jmborggren, the Mrs., and others). Looks good for the style; a cloudy dark orange with fluffy head somewhere between off-white and light beige. Lively carbonation as well. Smells of Belgian yeast and sweet dark fruit malt. Tastes like it smells, only more robust, with a nice, lively mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJvd (955) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle at RBESG ’13 (after) Grand Tasting on the train. Pours hazy amber with a large off-white head. Aroma is sweet, some caramel, bit spicy. Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma. Bit high carbo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
caesar (5794) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
Bottled @ RBESG 2013 Grand Tasting afterparty trainride. Cloudy brownish color, big off-white head. Aroma of some soft chocolat and caramel, slight spicy. Bit sweet in taste, bit chocolat. Way too much carbonation, ruins the palate. I’m used to better stuff from de Glazen Toren.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bosbouw (1874) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
Mooi bruin biertje. Goede schuimkraag. Smaakt fruitig met een fijne geur. Niets bijzonders.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (1859) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
Pours an amber beer with a good white head. Smell not really much. Caramel taste. Oke

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (9999) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle @ RBESG grand (after) tasting. Hazy orange color, medium sized soapy white head. Smell and taste malts, caramel, lightly alcohol, raisins. A bit high carbonated, average body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (2559) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUN 29, 2013
75cl x 2 bottles. 8,3 %. Label helps to classify this as "Dobbel spéciale belge" and that would cover exactly what it is: double EU hop profile, pepper and grass, and double the amount of candy sugar, which can only partly be blamed to the female brewers. Fresh hop character nearly outbalanced by substantial amounts of raisin-like brown sugar, kept in check by wooden dryness. palate is less sticky than the traditional macro Dobbel Palm, yet I would enjoy this even more with 50% less sugar and maybe 1,5-2% less ABV.

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