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


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RATINGS: 325   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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.

TAR's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TAR (2627) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ippopotamo36 (1551) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 10, 2016
On tap at Luppolo Station in Rom-Italy. Cloudy amber, medium ivory foam with drafts. Nose: unpleasant flavor of sewer. Mouth: sadly not tasty, I am disappointed a bit. Maybe I need to taste it again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone I asked another glass! Same appearance. Nose: little caramel, a bit funky, yeast. Elegant. Mouth: caramel is elegant and mild, cleans and dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (3143) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2016

Lukt: Frukter, karamell og krydder.
Utseende: Brun.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Frukter, karamell og krydder.
Hvor: Nydt@Tasting kveld hos Untapped Stokka.
Medium: Flaske@750ml, ABV@8,3%, Når@04.06.2016

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopverdju (469) - BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2016
Donker amberkleurig bier met witte schuimkraag. Geur: wat metaal, karamel. Smaak: zoetig - bitterig, peren, karamel. Medium volmondig. Afdronk: bitterig en nog wat karamel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rask0lnikov (566) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 20, 2016
Hazy, dark yellow colour. Slight layer of froth around the glass. Berries, dark fruits, caramel, hints of flowers and grass in the aroma. Caramel, dark fruits, hints of plums. Notes of port. Slight sourness and berriness in the end. Quite interesting, drinkable, descent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rami_pl (1563) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 24, 2016
butelka 0.75, warka z 9 aug 2014. na szybko: super piana, jasny bursztyn metnawy piwo. aromaty dosc malo zlozone, intensywne, bananowo, brzoskwiniowe, slodkie, leciutko karmelowe. w smaku neiwiele wiecej sie dzieje, moze ciut przypraw. po ogrzaniu ciut ciut alko wychodzi, ale i tak ladnie ukryty. tez nieco wiecej przyprawowosci, jakies nawet ziolowe slady. srednie wysycenie. praktycznie bez goryczki. dobre, ale zarazem nieco rozczarowanie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciocanelu (996) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAR 11, 2016
Murky dark orange color with white head. Sweet malts, caramel, molasses and some dried fruits on the aroma. Taste follows, really balanced, you get some sweet malts and dried fruit but also some bitterness on the finish. Body is medium with high carbonation. Not bad but overall it lacks some depth of character.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1266) - BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2016
Spéciale belge d’Aalst, tournée dans un esprit quad, mais d’un niveau abv légèrement inférieur de 8,3 %. Son inspiration est aussi féminine puisque Angélique était un personnage local sur les marchés et foires, avec son orgue de Barbarie, et elle a inspiré des brasseuses locales. Malts d’orge et de blé. Mon exemplaire avait 18 mois de mise en bouteille, et ceci à mon sens a grandement contribué à son appréciation... Grand bien en soit-il pour Angélique … Couleur ambre profond à châtain moyen, à la clarté nette. Bulles par myriades, partout, vives et tourbillonnantes. Mousse beige clair à la texture veloutée, stable à 9 mm. Admirable. Arômes de malt grillé, fruits mûrs, pointe de whisky du Speyside, pointe de cannelle et foin séché. 1ère bouche souple, à l’ensemble étonnant malt/épices. Arrière-bouche riche, dense, complexe. 2ème à la superbe combinaison malt/houblon/levure. Arrière-bouche aux nuances infinies, avec beaucoup d’impressions de bois. 3ème à l’exceptionnel ensemble malt/épices/levure. Arrière-bouche merveilleuse, vineuse, boisée. Longueur à la sublime évolution avec classe, nuances, finesse, élégance et force, harmonie. Jambes denses, serrées, fines. Levure douce, fine, nuancée, très grande ligne. Alcool superbe, il donne plus que son niveau, il dirige l’orchestre... Finale avec encore d’autres nuances, dont une pointe de figue. CONCLUSION : il est strictement inconcevable qu’une bière pareille attende son 319 ème rating pour recevoir un 5 !!! Évidemment, il faudrait savoir combien de dégustateurs ont attendu 18 mois pour la boire … Ceci restreint déjà sensiblement le chiffre … Angélique est merveilleuse, qu’on se le dise !!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgajdaczewa (1526) - Katowice, POLAND - FEB 25, 2016
W aromacie owocowo, brzoskwinia, ale i pojedyncze nutki czerwonych owoców, do tego przyprawy, pieprz, goździk, bardzo apetycznie. W smaku raczej wytrawne, więcej przypraw niż owoców, gładkie, doskonale ukryty alkohol i wysoka pijalność. Zdradliwe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (5760) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2016
Pours unclear Brown , ok white head. Smell is weak, bit sweet, somewhat dark malty. Taste is good though. Metallic, Sharp dark malts, earthy, leaves, full and complex. Aftertaste is mild bitter , some resident sweetness ( caramel, earthy) . mouthfeel is in the lo side, carbonation is high but acceptable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HerrBierkoenig (1054) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 9, 2016
From 0,75l bottle, bottled 09 AUG 2014 Pours: deep cloudy amber copper liquid, small white head, Aroma: sweet, caramel, candied fruits, light belgian phenolic, light spicy, Taste: medium sweet, light to medium bitter, light to medium sour, caramel, sweet, candied fruit, light spicy, light belgian phenolic, ballanced, Palate: medium to full body, soft carbonation, slick to creamy mouthfeel, long sweet pehenolic aftertaste, Overall: fine, ballanced, enjoyed, but would prefer more bold or pronounced profile.

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