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Gringel Bells

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


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Brewed for café Grendelpoort.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (2188) - 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 (609) - 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 (8619) - 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 (6428) - 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 (583) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mutz (713) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2013
Uit de fles @ beerfestival Horst. Donker roodbruin van kleur. Droppige smaak met wat peperigs. Wat weinig body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (4978) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2013
Cork and caged 0.75 bottle, one of 1200 produced. This was the 2012 version with a best before date of 31 Oct 2014. Poured carefully into four glass on 10th Sep 2013 in Marcus’s flat, Luxembourg. Looked great, dark and interesting. The whole thing reminded me of St Bernardus Abt 12, that deep malty alcoholic feel, liquorice and chocolate notes all rolled up into one fine beer. Rich, creamy and yummy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (12622) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 11, 2013
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, malt, hop, sugar, fruit. Flavour is dry, alcohol, malt, hop, caramel, sugar, fruit, licorice. Full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2013

Bottle 750ml. corked.

Clear medium to dark amber brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, , burnt sugar, light chocolate, moderate yeasty, light raisin - plum. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, burnt sugar, light spicy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130215]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geokkjer (6679) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, grains and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel and fruitiness. Medium body, average carbonation.

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