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Gringel Bells

Brewed by De Proefbrouwerij
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Brewed for café Grendelpoort.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JulienHuxley (4649) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle at THT. Copper brown pour with thin white foam. Fruity aroma, cherry, earthy notes, mushrooms. Taste is malty, earthy, lots of caramel,toasty. Palate is full bodied, sweet, Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (2056) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle at THT. Sweet malts, Christmas spices, brown bread, brown sugar, soft yeast and light coffee. Medium sweet with light bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and a bit sticky feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (7199) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2015
75cl bottle sampled at THT September. Very thin head. Clear dark amber pour. Very sweet. Some herbal notes

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (11364) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2015
Sampled from bottle @ Hey Julien is back and Dean’s floor is moist tasting. Lightly unclear amber color, small to average sized off-white to beige head. Smell and taste malts, sweetness, lightly leaves, overripe fruits, some alcohol. Medium body, average carbonation. Drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (8085) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle at THT. Pours clear dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of garbage, overripe dark fruits, light veggies, toffee, sweet malt and caramel. Flavour is heavy sweet. Over medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (2512) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
from tap at cafe de grendelpoort, poured a deep brown colour with a tan head, caramel malts, christmas spice, dark chocolate, cacao, touch of coffee, plums, drop, bit weak carbonation, and a bit to sweet. but overall is ok!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fkoolen (671) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2015 31/05/14, 15cl tasting @ bierfestival Maastricht. Brown coloured, beige head. Aroma and taste are big on chocolate and coffee, vanilla and a little smokey. Soft mouthfeel, medium-low carbonation and medium body. Re-rate, 750ml bottle at home. No head, low carbonation, nice chestnut colour. Dried fruits (raisins, figs) dominate nose and taste along with sweet and roasted malty tones, coffee, chocolate, liquorice, gingerbread, spicy. Red wine-ish too, with a dry finish. Light defect/cardboard box notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Soft spices and caramel sweetness merge in this plump Kerstbier.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the dark brown haze.
-The spiciness (nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, etc.) feels tired.
-A light alcohol hit warms up the finish.
-Mouthfeel is rich and pleasant.
-Carbonation is a tad too soft for my liking in the style.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6576) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2014
Bouteille de 750 ml, avec bouchon de liège, partagée lors d’une dégustation entre amis. Arôme: Odeur de caramel avec une pointe chocolatée. Apparence: La couleur est brune opaque. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel fruité avec une pointe d’épices et de chocolat. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’épices en arrière goût. (Rating #5481)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GSAP (616) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2013
Aroma is jodium en ziekenhuis, ook donker zoet, waar smaak in verder grossiert, drop achtig en zoete meloen. Zeer zacht in de mond, weinig koolzuur. Fles @ Bierpreuvenement Horst 2013

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