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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Belgian ale brewed with raspberries & aged in wine barrels


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (2802) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours murky brown, no head. Massive raspberry aromas, chocolate and dark sugars. Taste brings a woody note, alongside lots more fruit and a finishing sourness. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (1757) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle from Portland. Pours a dark brown with red highlights. Modest and short-lived head the color of bruised peaches.

The aroma is really out there, strong and inviting, offering raspberry chocolate truffle that recalls Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock, along with a pure raspberry intensity like raspberry sorbet. Brown sugar. Aged barleywine. Oak. Red wine cork.

Unfortunately what is tantalizing and curiosity-inviting in the aroma comes of as a muddle in the flavor. It is as if this one cannot decide what it wants to be. Somewhat more sour than expected from the aroma. Tannic dry red wine leads the raspberries, vanilla oak, chocolate showing up late to the party, not as much brown sugar character as expected. For once, a raspberry beer that I think would work better if somewhat more sweet than it is. Obviously an interested beer but no alchemy here; itís a $15 experiment that didnít really work out.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
antonstoop (166) - - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle. A brown beer with a average white head. Nose is like raspberry cocoa ice cream smothered in red wine. It is a medium bodied beer, with a string carbonation. Flavors are vinous, semi-wooded, with berries, dark chocolate and hints of dark fruits. Aftertaste is dark chocolate, light bitter and light sour from the berries. Overall a nice twist on the monk, but no wonderfull combination. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (7295) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle. Red wine, raspberry, and chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown with moderate head. Sweet-tart raspberry, light dry red wine and dark chocolate malt flavor. Body on the light side. Unique - quite tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (579) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle shared with SuBarbare - Color: deep brown beer with purple reflexion, small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: raspberries, malt, some sour notes. Taste: nice sweet and sour balance, with good malt equilibrium and raspberry, strawberry and red fruits notes. Aftertaste: cherry and raspberry, really drinkable. As a barrel beer is not so strong!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1000) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
From notes, consumed on 6/9/13. Bottle poured into a Belgian snifter. Pours a hazy dark reddish brown with almost 2 fingers of off-white head. Yeast sediment floating throughout. Head fades slowly with good retention and lacing. Aromas of raspberries, red and white wine, dark and tart fruit, light chocolate, yeast. Tasting notes of big raspberries, milk chocolate, red and white wine, yeast, funk. Medium body with a semi-dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (2449) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle. Cap released with a big hiss and the immediate aroma of raspberries filled the room. Pours a very dark, brownish beer with a medium sized, beige head on top. Aroma of raspberries, vineous characters and loads of fruity, almost lambic-like characters. Flavor is quite sour, stringent and fruity. The wine and raspberries make this a very complex, interesting beer with many layers. First, youíre hit by only sour, acidic components. During the drinking experience, youíll find sweeter caramel malty notes, barrel characters and the brew get more balanced. The finish is long, acidic and very vineous, vinegar like. Not so much carbonation detected. What a difference it makes with the regular, bourbon BA version. Amazing beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andregoncalves (1321) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JAN 27, 2014
375ml bottle bought at 2d2dspuma online store. Probably the most expensive bottle I have every bought (around 12Ä) but Iím enjoying this quite a lot. Color is black with touches of rose red. Head is beige and medium thin. Body is thin to medium and carbonation is quite present like in a fruity beer. Taste is medium sour, light bitter and light to medium sweet. This is interesting. Aroma is a lot of mushrooms (a lot!!), wine, raspberry, brett, apple. This is an interesting brew and an interesting experience.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lectvay (109) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Iíve been aging this for about a year and a half. Loved it originally, and tonight decided to see how itís holding up. Dark brown, medium carbonation. Aroma worried me a little, thought I picked up a little bandaid. After sipping it for a while the aroma seems much frutier and pleasant. Intense ripe raspberry flavor, more than I remember. A little barnyard tartness up front, then tons of rich, dark berry flavors, with just a little syrupy sweetness. Itís just so good. Hard to compare from a fleeting moment years ago, but Iíd say this is aging extremely well. Will try again in 6 months or a year.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5262) - Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle shared by the group in Sept.2012. Pours a deep amber brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have bright raspberry character, lesser vinous notes, caramel, tartness, some funk, wood and some yeast. Dry mid palate to the finish. I thought everything came together pretty well.


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