Brewed by Brouwerij Het Nest
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oud-Turnhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
Previously brewed at Anders

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

sayravai's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4706) - Helsinki, - AUG 24, 2012
(Bottled) Very dark brown with a small, mostly fading, lightly lacy head. Aroma of roasted malt, dried fruit, anise and licorice, warming alcohol notes. Flavor has lots of anise with lightly roasted, sweetish maltiness. Gets a medicinal carbon feel with yeast poured in. Medium to full body, soft CO2, warming but hides the alcohol. Quite simple brew, something between an Imperial Porter and a Quadrupel. 6446

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen1 (4618) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2016
Flaske fra Belgisk Bryg, hjemme om kvelden etter mitt siste personalmøte før pensjonismen: brunsvart med et rødlig skjær. Bæraktig, vinøs og fyldig aroma og smak med svisker, rosiner, fiken, brøddeig, brunsukker, bjørnebær, ville bringebær, gule epler, lakris og et lite snev av stjerneanis. Kompleks, delikat, saftig, fyldig og samtidig elegant sverer den bekymringsløst og faretruende lett over (under?) ganen. På innkjøpslisten for neste handletur til Emdrup Mosevej! (Mange tyrkkleifer og intens korrekturlesing før jeg kunne trykke Enter.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdb84 (517) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2016
Dark brown to black, medium frothy head. A: dark malts, wood, caramel, marshmallow sweet note, light banana, prune. T: intense malty flavor, vanilla bourbon note, fruity bitter development with boozy note. Light oily mouthfeel. Finish is fruity, sticky, banana bread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3370) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2016
Bottle from Tall Biys Leeds, deep Ruby brown colour with a thick foAmy tan head. Stewed fruit and yeasty aroma, taste fruity sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (1986) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 15, 2016
dark reddish brown colour, one inch creamybeige-ish head; aroma of dried plum and figs, anise, cocoa powder, earthy and floral notes; taste of dried plum, raisins, anise, some chocolate apple and herbal liqueur; almost like a quadrupel - really good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (3361) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle. Wait, the brewers’ _aim_ is to "promote Turnhout as a world wide centre of the playing card industry"? Pretty much black with a cm of tan head that lasts well. Oranges and lemon stick out in the aroma with slightly funky dough, licorice, prunes and spices less unexpected. Not that sweet but moderately doughy with plenty of prunes and other dried fruit. Subdued chocolate. Quite heavily spiced with some citrus peel too. Alcohol sticks out a bit at the end. Interesting beer - can’t see a date but feels like it could come together a bit over 18 months or so. At the moment things are complex but not well integrated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maris (1339) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2016
From a 330ml bottle on 19/4/2016. Pours an extremely dark brown with a biggish uneven head. The nose features dark fruit, booze and Belgian yeast. Taste wise, it’s quite sweet and very plummy, with some raisins, with hints of spice and chocolate. It’s earthy, a touch sharp and has the typical Belgian yeastiness that you’d expect. The texture is thick with slightly fizzy carbonation. A decent, boozy sipper which lacks a bit of subtlety and refinement for mine. Just not the type of beer that blows my hair back.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rarbring (2177) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2016
Overall: Sweet dark bread, licorice, some Madiera.
Note: Bottle 750 ml at home. Reviewed 2016-04-16.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sureshpa (360) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2016
Aroma: Coffee, booze, Dark dried fruits, malts Appearance: Dark brown, red glow, off white head, medium lace Taste: Coffee, caramel, dried dark fruit, sweet light bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (22242) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby amber black color with a small tan head. Has a fruity malty dark fruit aroma with weak yeasty hints. Fruity malty spicy yeasty dark fruit and caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy dark fruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (1471) - HONG KONG - MAR 25, 2016

330ml bottle bought at Craftissmo in Tsim Sha Tsui East.

Looks: Translucent deep ruby red with a thin traces of dirt-like yeast sediments; Half finger head and crumpety light beige foam which lasts for 2 minutes; Very good sticky lacing with slight carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant and sweet rich dark malt, with strong caramel, toffee, coffee, strong cream, dark fruits, sugar, very light alcohol, light bread, strong Bel yeast and thin grass.

Taste: Mid to strong sweet dark malt, with caramel, toffee, creamed coffee, moderate alcohol, very light liquorices, strong sugar, Bel yeast, herbs, light lemon and light bitter hops.

Body: Full body. Quite thick and creamy palate.

Mouth Feel: Fairly good dark maltyness in a silky smooth background. Lots of creamy coffee and sweet alcohol, feels a bit likes a coffee liqueur. Strong caramel and toffee. Notable sweetness but refreshing and not cloying. Very Bel yeasty, herbal and light liquorices with light lemon to round. Nothing overpowering and very neat!

Hoppiness: Thin grass in nose. Light lemon and herbal grass in taste; Bitterness from herbs and liquorices for an abrupt, fair astringent sweet coffee finish.

After Taste: Slightly dry. Creamy and sweet boozy to mouth.

Comments: A decent take on Coffee-ish dark ale, Belgian style. Not in the same league as Struise Pannepot, as this one lacks the spicy fruity characters of the former, or the rich creaminess of Chimay Blue. It has done enough for my taste, but not quite to the next level. Very good but not great.

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