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Brewed by Gulden Spoor
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Gullegem, Belgium

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Brewed at Gulden Spoor by Hugel/ZevenZonden


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (7910) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2014
Dark rusty-brown head, rather stable over deep-brown opaque beer. Chocolate immediately striking from the glass, bit of parsley. Caramel, toffee, roasted notes; Generally sweet nose with a roasted-woody touch. Bitter, very roasted-burnt, as meatparticles too long in the frying pan and cooled down. Scorched dark chocolate. Warming up, the harsh burnt bitterness is toned down,, letting some restsugars peeping through, but the damage is done for my, flavourwise. Well-bodied, without being really viscous/thick. Faint alcohol impression, well-hidden, soft to medium carbonation. Long lasting sweetish burnt aftertaste. Not my kind of sin, obviously.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5443) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2013
33cl, Vintage 2013, as Invidia, by Hugel (at Gulden Spoor), new exclusive brew, with chocolate, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, spicy/roasted and slightly sweet/bitter, not too heavy, very balanced, cloudy, good head, very good brew

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13393) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2013
Draught at Butchers Tears. Dark brown (Almost black) - light brown head. Soapy aroma. Chocolate. Sweetness. Dried fruity. Dark sugar. Yeasty. Rubber. Nice chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 15, 2013
On tap. Dark brown with a foamy tan head. Chocolate biscuit, citrus, and roasted barley aroma and taste with dominant candy sugar notes up front and a plum flavor to the finish. Medium to full bodied chewy palate.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maley1 (781) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 15, 2013
Dark brown pour with small beige head. Amazing aroma of ripe fruits, bready, yeast, caramel. Taste of ripe fruits, plums, figs, raisins, blackberry caramel, toffee, molasses, bready, yeast. Lots going on in this one. Lower carbonation, full bodied, creamy mouthfeel. This is one delicious beer! Only thing wrong is it is slightly too sweet or it would have even scored higher in my books. Absolutely brilliant beer!!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeneugs (3242) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 13, 2013
On tap at The Olde Depot in Oakland. It pours a very dark brown/black color with a khaki head. The aroma is super fruity with plums, fig, blackberries and hard fruit candy. The flavor is divine with ultra ripe dark fruit, dates, fig, plum, blackberries, rich bread, and hard candy. Very sweet and full bodied, but with a great bready malt background that lends a lot of substance. Thick but not syrupy. Sweet yet substantial… this is the beer I imagine the monks drinking while fasting. So good! This reestablishes my faith in Belgian beers. More please.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (3771) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2013
33 cl. bottle split by 3 @ ’t Rusteel. Ruby black with a tanned head. Nose is big on sweet spices but not as heavy as the two others I tried from the series, red grapes, sugar & thick liquorish. Taste is sweet cocoa, blue + blackberries, chocolate, slight bitter chocolate, lots of berries & liquorish with some bitter herbs in the back, thick malts & solid body. Pretty interesting & solid brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (3115) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle at rusteel Pours very dark brown Smells spices Bit earthy Taste is cacao , sweet , chocolaty Cacao powder . Sweet cacao powder aftertaste . Nice !

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20742) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2013
Draught at Butchers Tears. Dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Fruity aroma of caramel and dark chocolate with notes of hay. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dark chocolate with notes of dried fruits and hops. Fruity finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4696) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2013
14/VIII/13 - on tap @ Internationaal Streekbierenfestival 2013 (Zwevegem) - BB: n/a (2013-764) Thanks to Domien for sharing today’s beers!

Dark brown to almost black beer, creamy beige head, pretty stable, non adhesive. Aroma: caramel, dried fruits, liquorish, hint of vanilla, burnt caramel, mocha. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet caramel start, vanilla touch, reminds me in a very particular way of the Southern Tier (and Emelisse) Crème Brûlée, also dried fruits, pretty sugary. Aftertaste: caramel, hint of mocha, vanilla, sweet milk chocolate.


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