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Brewed by Liefmans (Duvel-Moortgat)
Style: Fruit Beer
Oudenaarde, Belgium
Serve in Flute, Shaker

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 394   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (9137) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2005
Bottle. Strong mulling spice aroma -almost overwhelming clove with hints of pepper,nutmeg, and cinnamon. Dark red color with no head. Cherry clove flavor with same spice hints as aroma. This tastes better room temperature or even a bit warm as it is very much like mulled wine or Glühwein (thus the name). A nice Christmas drink - avoid if you hate cloves.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2005
I can see this brew taking well to being mulled. Very medicinal sour cherry flavor, with winter type spicing ie; cinnamon/nutmeg/clove/anice etc. pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a murky dark reddish brown body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of port, wood, and spices. Flavor of sweet port with milling spices. Characteristics reminiscent of a German Christmas Milling Wine crossed with a Unibroue Quelque Chose. Quite different than what I had expected from a Liefmans’ beer.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
vanvenlo (1468) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2005
6 May 05 - Earthy, sour heaps of sweet fruit aromas and spiceness. Clear brown-red, no head and no lacing. Tangy, mega spicy, cinnamon and cherry fruit flavour and some spirit earthiness. Light on mouthfeel, tingly tongue and back of the throat medicinal finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - JUL 7, 2005
brownish in color, a little gold at the edges. no head, just a few thin tan bubbles. aroma is balsalmic vinegar and white sugar. texture is flat & slick. flavor is very sweet with a little cherry/grape. faintly tart. a bit of dryness in the finish/aftertaste. thanks JimMack04!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2005
750ml. bottle. Red/brown color with hardly any head. No carbonation. Sweet cherry aroma with some background spices(cinnamon, nutmeg?) Flavor was also sweet. Lots of cherry flavor along with the cinnamon. Reminded me of Quelque Chose from Unibroue. The lack of carbonation caused this beer to be a bit cloying from the sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2005
(Bottle 25 cl) Putting a glass of beer in the microwave is something I’ve never done before - please don’t tell anyone... But a cold day in January was the right time to try this thing I’d kept in stock for a couple of years. Heated to 70 degrees C, this is a very unusul experience. Hazy brown with a pronounced red tint. Almost no head. Very tart with a lot of natural cherry flavour - no artificial touches here. Very appealing in small quantities. And very reminiscent of German Glühwein or Danish "Glögg". 270198

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2005
A Mes rate: Sim just said to me "don’t let your beer go cold!" Worth it for the amusement value alone. But it is so so much better than that. I really adore this stuff. Cinnamon and cherries and sugar dominate everything but in a fantastic way all round. Has a wonderful spritzy palate too. Deep blood red ale looks and very heavy lacing as you would probably expect seeing as it’s served hot. I could drink this on a cold winter morning. Great great great!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2005 Vintage 2003 Bottle: Reddish-brown and nigh unto headless, this has an interesting, enjoyable aroma akin to Smith Brother coough drops spiced with nutmeg, pepper, cinnamon, and other spices. It’s somewhat sour to drink, but the spices and alcohol balance it all out. This is basically a seasoned sour brewed with cherries, and it’s quite good.

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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2005
Bought this year but the cork said 1998. I mulled it for the tasting. From the 33cl bottle. Pours a hazy, opaque reddish-brown. No head very still. Smell is spicy and sweet. Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and tart cheries. maybe hints of alcohol. Taste mirrors the smell. Spicy and sweet. Cinnamon and nutmeg underpinned with ginger and clove. A light chery tartness on the tongue and quite sour on the back of the throat which makes for a nice balance. Medium bodied and sweet but not sticky. really tasty warm, not so hot (pardon the pun) as it cools. Definitely shines when warmed properly. I probably could have heated it longer. A good winter beer that I had not had in about 10 years. It was too long!


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