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Brewed by Gulpener Bierbrouwerij
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Gulpen, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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A royal Special top-fermenting beer for a heart-warming wintery day...

New recipe, ingredients: water, malt - barley, wheat, hops, spices. NOTE: 2008 is actually released in the winter 2008/2009.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bonkiedeaap (333) - Leerdam, - DEC 10, 2013
Bought a bottle at the Albert Heijn in Gorinchem. The beer is brown colored with a red glow, the head is a dissapears quickly and the CO2 level is a little low. In the aroma tones of liquorice and juniper berries. The taste is full and rich with tones of drop and laurel. The finish is long and has a full-bodied taste. I miss the warmth of the alcohol, which I aspect in a winter beer. Further its a nice one.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MelvinKalksma (22) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2015
Beer tastes very sweet, with little hints of bitterness. Very dark beer with almost no foam.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ansjelaah (1516) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2015
Tap @Palacio Oirschot. Dark amber to brown with an off-white head. Smells and tastes malty, sweet, syrup, red fruit. Too sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DutchDrebus (4340) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2015
Tap @ Palacio, Oirschot. Dark amber to brown colour with a small but dense offwhite head. Smells sweetish, malts, nothing fancy. Tastes sweet with a hint of caramel and maybe even some cocoa. Thin to medium body, soft carbo.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jur (397) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2015
Draught @ Ysbreeker, Amsterdam. Pours clear, red-brown, full beige head. Apple syrup nose, taste too with cara, boozy. Very sweet, but one dimensional.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MatthijsE (879) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle @ home. Poured a reddish brown with a small white head. Aroma of spice and mint, sweet berry fruit. Medium creamy body, flavour of sugary caramel and fruit with a sweet aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (5880) - ITALY - JAN 1, 2015
Ambrato carico quasi marrone buona schiuma piuttosto persistente deciso sentore maltato lieve tostato caramello molto dolce lieve speziature pepata una nota riscaldante

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (1543) - s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014
Pours a dark orange clear beer with a good tan head. Smells fruity, droves, overripe fruit and malts. Tastes malts, laurier, licorice and overripe fruit. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZupaKino (25) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2014
Geur van bruine suiker en rozijnen. Iets kaneel. Schuimt zakt snel weg. Smaak is onbestemd zoet, beetje muf. Nasmaak iets bitter. Kleverig.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZodiacM (162) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2014
Bruinrood van kleur met een lichte schuimkraag. Geur van gebrande mout en caramel, chocola. Smaak van gebrande mout, caramel, chocola en heel licht koffie. Kruidig en zoet-bitter. De nasmaak is helaas wat kort, had wat langer kunnen blijven hangen. Had wat meer body kunnen hebben, maar voor een grote brouwer een lekker seizoensbier.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
GSAP (537) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2014
Smaak wat toffee en schnaps, aroma dikkig zoet zonder nuance. Smaak niet heel sterk, wat zuur in nasmaak. Weinig CO2. 10 in dozijn, gaat richting Kanon en consorten.


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