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Brewed by Groningse Bierbrouwerij
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Groningen, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MiP (13513) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2008
Bottle, 9%. Very vinous and spicy aroma a little alcoholic, actually quite christmassy. Hazy brown colour. Small head. Alcoholic flavour, spicy rum, sugar cane. I quite enjoyed this on a cold day.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (7287) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2013
33cl bottle @ home. Dark amber brown color, small beige head. Smell malts, some sweetness, slightly leaves. Taste malts, slightly sugar, slightly yeast, some caramel, lightly sweet-bitter and a touch of grape-peel. Nice body, medium carbonation. Way better than expected.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2009
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of KimJohansen. Clear, dark amber golden with a tall and lively beige head. Lightly tart aroma with some dried and overripe fruit. Quite full-bodied rich with sweet roasted malts and again dried and overripe fruit accents - almost sherry like. Subdued bitterness with a warming alcoholic finish. I simply don’t understand this beers low score. 090209

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2010
Dark amber with a large beige head. Sweet aroma with toasted malt, overripe fruits and yeasty notes. Sweet flavour with toasted malt, overripe fruits, yeast and caramel notes. Finished sweet with warming alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2007
Bottled. Not a very strong but pleasant aroma of vanilla and raisin. Brown color, beige head, good lace. Sweet, raisin, light nutty, pretty bitter. Sparkling and alcoholic.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29135) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2009
Bottled. A deep red beer with huge fluffy collapsing brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel, fruit, bread, and some unexplicable spices. The flavor is very sweet malty with notes of prunes, dusty hops, bread, alcohol, brown sugar, and caramel, leading to a dry spicy, caramel, and bready finish. Thanks KimJohansen for sharing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20569) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2009
Bottle. Cloudy orange red coloured with a hugee off white head. Spicy aroma of dried fruits, liquorice and yeast. Sweet and spicy flavour of dried fruits, marzipan. liquorice and alcohol. Warming alcoholic finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanEric (985) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2009
Bottle says 8% ABV. Lightbrown oloured, creamy head, 1 cm, reasonably dense head. Lots of carbonization. Aroma is with malts and caramel,like a lot of this kind of beers. Tastes dry hoppy, bitter, warm, not sweet, long bitter finish.Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2009
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is hazy brown. Aroma and taste are anis, fruits, yeast, malt, caramel, alcohol and spices. Nice and warming, but a little too much carbonated.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30734) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2008
33 cL bottle, thanks to MiP. Pours slight hazy light brown/orange with a lacing white head. Alcohol heavy and barley aroma, light spice note. Flavour is sweet caramel cane sugarish with a distinct alcohol note, almost rum-like without too much thick alcohol mouthfeel. Ends with a lingering light overripe fruit note.


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