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

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RATINGS: 323   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Beer made by female members of OPA Aalst (local branch of Zythos vzw) and now released for mothers’ day.



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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Pours brown with a creamy off-white. Deep molassas sweet and caramel. Flavor is a deep sweet almost burnt bitterness with some dark fruit flavor. Maybe currant or prune? Not a huge mouthfeel, but pretty nice. Tasty.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopverdju (404) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rask0lnikov (506) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rami_pl (1474) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciocanelu (911) - 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.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1265) - 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 !!!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgajdaczewa (1487) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (5726) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HerrBierkoenig (1034) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (4553) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle shared by Herrbierkoenig. Clear ruby-brown colour. Quite clean Belgian beer, only lightly spicy. Rather full body, slightly warm alcohol. Rich malty profile, caramelly. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (2620) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 7, 2016
Bottle (from Koht). Pours dark copper-brown with beige-brownish head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, caramel, candy, malt, fruits, esthers. Flavor is sweet and sour, malt, fruits, caramel, burnt sugar. Finish is dry bitter. Alcohol is rather covered. Overall: good one.


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