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.

TAR's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TAR (2518) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beerenberger (1567) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Aroma of raisins, hay and yeast. Pours a cloudy amber with white head and minimal lacing. The taste is raisins, wood, also vinous and fruit notes. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (1055) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Aroma of raisins and lactic acid. Pours a clear reddish brown, looks like a well aged wine. Taste of wine, whiskey and raisins with a medium body and a whiskey finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (5666) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2015
pours hazy dark golden with a bubbly white head, reviving and leaving some lacing. nutty earthy caramel, sweetish golden raisins, some earthy coffee grinds, yeasty-plenty - very fruity with some red miscellaneous fruitiness but also peaches in their syrup, including that touch of sweetness backed by leafy-earthy bitter hops. almost foamy carbonation, medium body; slightly harsh caramel-earthy-leafy finish. tad scattered but some a nice fruity caramel feature.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erasmus_ro (1888) - Alabama, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Large bottle. Starts to push out as is opened. Pours a dirty, hazy amber with a fairly large, ugly, broken dark beige head. Aroma is berries, caramel, ripe fruits, yeast, apricot. Taste is dark ripe fruits, quite dry, light berries, dries up on finish. Complex. Could be fuller.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3877) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle (750 ml). Split 2-ways.

Appearance: Hazy dark amber with a medium off-white head, low retention and little lacing.

Aroma: Toffee forward with strong earthy notes, moderate spiciness, Belgian yeast and light to moderate fruitiness.

Taste: Medium sweetness with toffee, brown sugar, earthy presence, moderate spiciness, moderate fruitiness and light bitterness.

Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Syrupy mouthfeel. Toffee finish with light warmth from the spices and the alcohol. Sticky toffee.

Overall: Tasty Belgian Strong Ale with a decent balance despite the sweetness. It packs a lot of flavors. Ok drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erzengel (5490) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 26, 2015
*Old rating, best before 23 Feb 2010. Intensiv-dunkles, leicht dickflüssiges aber nicht zu alkoholisches Bier. Malzige Holztöne, dunkle Früchte, interessant und rund mit moderat-herbem, malzig-dunklem Nachgeschmack.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (13777) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 17, 2015
Bottle from Willems. Hazy reddish amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit and yeasty. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 170415

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (1577) - Georgia, USA - APR 14, 2015
Old rating. Copper color. Spicy, peppery Belgian yeast. Soft dried fruits flavors. Toffee malty body. Well balanced and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alethol (113) - NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2015
Pours brown to murky brown towards the end of the (75 cl) bottle. Lively off-white head. Nose: caramel, chocolate. Taste is superb and well-balanced: pepper, coriander, yeast. Alcohol is well hidden. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wim (3092) - Weelde, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2015
ath home along with Yves 0.75L bottle hazy brown colored body with an off white head and with a spicy fruity hops malt aroma a spicy herby hops caramel malt fruity bitter taste with a alcholic bitter finish

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