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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.



TAR's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TAR (2441) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Dark rust. Persistent custardlike froth dots the glass with some lace. Exquisite aromas of black tea, anise, toasted bread, red currants, anise, date sugar, ripe plum, banana bread, rock candy, spice cake, flowery hops, etc. Secondary notes of gum, concord grape and puttylike yeast. Somewhat spicily phenolic, as well. Expansive, softly prickly carbonation. Airy and fiercely spicy with immediate clove warmth and alcohol. Immensely luscious, multilayered malt soon takes foothold as it offers up a deep spice cookie and plummy brightness along with fresh baked banana bread and an earthy breadcrust contrast. Considerable residuals from the candy sugar, though there is plenty of underlying gummy, yeasty luster and fruity esters to thwart any cola-like character from encroaching. Otherwise the sugar purely dazzles with malt-enhancing sweetness. High attenuation and exceptionally clean malt makes for endless quaffability. Telltale lilac-drenched Styrians add to the appetizing nature as they assertively deliver a lip-smacking wallop. Dried fruit twang imparts the faintest bit of flabbiness, but stops shy of overexertion thanks to the ongoing firm maltiness. Closes dryly malty, firmly cookielike and phenolic with an equilibrium of caramelized raisin and sassy clove accompanied by a tardy flourish of bright floral hop burps. Aside from the minor flabbiness, this is a quality dubbel all-around.


4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dayz2112 (4) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 3, 2014 does not count
Pours a hazy orange-brown colour with a cream coloured head. Smells floral, spicy, citrus, and spruce. Taste is a medium sweetness with a light bitterness. Flavours are very well balanced between the clove, fruit, yeast, and caramel. A very smooth beer. A little bitter and short on the finish yet somehow refreshing. Very enjoyable!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
paologalloni (100) - ITALY - MAY 22, 2014
Color ottone cn schiuma bianca abbondante e mediamente persistente. Aroma complesso con profumi alcolici trionfano i malti pane e caramello ma sis sente anche terra e resina. Gusto equilibratissimo

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6534) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle, shared at game night. Pretty auburn colour, lively off white head. Honey, toast, sultanas, low bitterness. A pleasant Belgian ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McGarnigle (545) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2014
750ml, paper wrapper but capped, not corked. It says "dubbel" on the label, but is lighter in color. Of course, dubbel is ultimately about strength. This doesn’t feel heavy, and it’s pretty fizzy. Raisins, maybe, but generally lighter fruits. Enough hops to dry it out. Long aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Renobob (576) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 13, 2014
Bue à la pression. Ambrée rouge, peu de mousse. Fruitée au palais, caramel et fruits confits.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
artmcd8 (1528) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to estover. Pours a copper color with a white head. Aromas of hay and toast. Taste is sweet and very caramel-like. High carb and light body. Dry finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4831) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2014
From the March 2014 Pittsburgh Ratebeer gathering. +++ Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a dark caramel-brown color with an enormous fluffy orange-white head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was bread, dark fruits and dust. The flavor was tart and bitter with notes of pepper, bread, a touch of astringency and perfume. Long tart pepper and perfume finish. Medium body. Meh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4200) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2014
This one poured an amber color with an off white head. Aroma was of caramel, light rustic notes, and cgrassy hops. Flavor was similar, very smooth type of beer, but nothing wrong with it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3660) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Not bad. Pours orangy brown with decent head and lacing. Some florals and a little barrel here. Finishes with light sweetness. Good balance but light overall palate. Tap at Churchkey.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gam (3179) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2014
A pink coloured solid head ruby like pour soft carbonation the aromas fruit caramel spice grape smooth type alcohol floral note the flavours lovely fruit mix and floral taste crisp caramel hits the spot for taste hoppy citrus orange lemon spice nice yeast touch alcohol taste grape red style very smooth the finish crisp drink good fruit aspect lovely spice notes floral very classy ale just tastes so good


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