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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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Zwart & Straf Winterbier
Kleveretien: De tien slaat zowel op het alcoholgehalte als op het 10-jarig bestaan van onze bierproefclub "Orde van de zatte Mus". De ontwikkeling van dit bier is een zware bevalling geworden. In totaal hebben we acht proefbrouwsels gemaakt in onze hobbybrouwerij alvorens we pas echt tevreden konden zijn over het resultaat. Kleveretien is bijna zwart, maar heeft weinig tot niets van een stout. De smaak is overwegend kruidig met een toets van drop (steranijs), caramel en donker fruit. Op het einde komt de alcoholwarmte meer naar boven.
45EBU - 85EBC - Stamowrt 24° Plato

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (858) - BELGIUM - FEB 18, 2014
Bière superbe de Het Nest brassée chez De Schelde, titrée à 10 % abv, avec 45 EBU et 24° plato. Recette originale avec des herbes, qui a fait l’objet de 8 brassins d’essai avant adoption … et je crois que j’aurais choisi le même brassin … mais je n’étais pas là !! Couleur brun marron très foncé, et roux foncé en transparence. Clarté opaque. Bulles fines en colonne au centre, magnifique. Mousse beige crémeuse qui tient à 3 ou 4 mm, superbe. Arômes de grand cru St Emilion, fruits mûrs, levure, pain frais encore chaud. 1ère bouche souple sur du café délicat, du chocolat et de l’anis étoilé. Arrière-bouche assez pleine, bien nuancée, épicée. 2ème sur de la prune, du malt noir, blé noir, herbes aromatiques. Arrière-bouche superbe. 3ème avec des nuances très nobles, avec du malt/houblon/épices. Arrière-bouche sur du malt grillé, des aromates. La longueur est en équilibre total, bien fondue, avec une texture très souple, et des fruits noirs, de l’anis très fin. La levure est souple, fine, quasi une de quadruple. L’alcool est parfait, magnifique soutien aux saveurs. La finale est de velours, avec des nuances très riches. CONCLUSION : parfait porter de très grande classe, mais classé simplement en strong ale sur le site, alors que la finale est proche de la quadruple …. De toute façon, les mots sont peu de choses à côté des saveurs. Alors, que dire des typologies ...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2657) - Gray, Maine, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Pours a deep mahogany color with an eggshell three finger head. Aromas are well balanced earthy herbal spice, rich dark fruit, burnt brown sugar and a nice subtle touch of caramel. On the palate its soft and inviting with nice balance between the herbal spices and sweet burnt sugars. A true quad with great mouthfeel and a deep lingering finish ! Must get more of this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Icedwarf (683) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2015
Zwart bier met schuim. Smaak is krachtig, alcohol, iets van drop en anijs, licht bitter. Erg goed bier wat helaas iets te "dun" overkomt, anders was mijn waardering nog hoger geweest. Smaak bljift lang hangen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jerre (2875) - Waregem, BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2010
Tasted on 24.11.2010 with zythosclub Vauban, Ieper (bought @ Marlou). Very darkbrown near black color, with a beige head. Aroma sweet, strong roasted malts, spices (anise). Medium to full body. Taste sweet, roasted malt, dark fruits, same spices from aroma, alcholic, bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11433) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Willems, Grobbendonk.
Pours deep brown chestnut with a firm, staying, creamy, beige head. Fine lacing. Aroma is lovely, plums, port, sherry, chocolate, sweet liqourice, light black currant. Medium carbonation, fine creamy and dry mouthfeel. Flavour has good sweetness at first, estery, plums, raisins, Belgian sugar, chocolate. Dry, dusty and quite bitter cocoa-notes in the finish. Mildly warming. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (5242) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2011
Bottle: Medium vast and slow disappearing light brown head on top of an almost completely black beer (just a tiny dark brown shine on the edges). Smells roasted malts, raisin, barley, spices, anice, brown sugars, oatmeal. Taste is a nice mix of roasted malts, sweet like fruit: raisin, prunes and brown sugars, coffee comes more through together with a nice bitterness, where the bitterness takes gently over. Also notes of spices, some grains, hint of something like sweet soya and a light sharpness but well balanced and disappears easily into the depths of this beer. Not that it is that deep, but it is good in taste! A nice and good bitterness in the aftertaste with some hints of anice, roasted malts and herbs like grass. Low to medium carbo, soft mouthfeel, medium to full body and a (light) creamy texture. I hate the term Belgian strong ale for this one! I like this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
makromaniak (141) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2013 Bottle@home. Dark brown coloured with a small off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark fruits and laurel. Medium carbonation. Taste is medium sweet and bitter with a long duration, creamy and dry, spicy, roasty with dark fruits...lots of laurel/anise in the aftertaste and a bit of chocolate. Strange "strong Belgium" but i kinda love it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShivanDragon (2134) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2013
donker bruin/zwart met minimale fijne bruine kraag.
aroma: complex aroma van chocolade, caramout, gebrande mouten, zoet, koffie, rozijnen, drop.
smaak: medium zoet van bruine suiker, matig bittertje, sterk alcoholisch, chocolade, koffie, kruidig en krachtig, drop, anijs, bruine suiker.
medium-volle body, kleverig, laag co2, maar alles goed gebalanceerd met mooie smaken.
prima bier

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vickey9 (684) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2013
Reall dark near black beer with a small quickly disappearing white head. Nose is herby, anise, licorice, port wine. Body is medium, texture oily, carbon fine. Taste is sweet. Palate is anis and licorice, hints of alcohol and herbal bonbons refresh its taste. Licorice finish, mix of sweetness and bitterness. B@H

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (15613) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle. Clear dark maroon color, solid tan head, solid lacing. Aroma of coffe, cocoa, subtle licorice. Taste is smooth and roasty on a licorice background. Very nice.

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