Brewed by Brouwerij Wolf (formerly Lupus)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Aarschot, Belgium


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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Brewed for Huisbrouwerij Odlo.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (6158) - Gent, - JUN 21, 2012
18/VI/2012 - 33 cl bottle from Kerstbierenfestival (Essen) @ home - BB: XII/13 (2012-637)

Little cloudy dark purple beer, big fizzy and "loud" head (you can actually hear it dissolving, pretty loud). Head falls down to half a finger of beige stable foam, non adhesive. Lots of sediment floating around. Aroma: very fruity, forest fruits, dried fruits, ripe cherries, bit sugary, little vinous. MF: good carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of ripe fruits, bit sugary, sweet, dried fruits, ripe banana, some alcohol. Aftertaste: overripe banana, caramel, some mocha, some spices, I’m guessing cinnamon and cloves. This is listed as an imperial stout? Was someone high on crack or something? Strong Belgian Ale will do just fine, thanks.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kr1zz (254) - BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle from Willems in Grobbendonk. Pours dark brown with a medium seize head. Waterish with a touch of caramel sweetnes, roasted malts and coffee. Slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (6511) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2014
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Thin creamy tan head. Clear burgundy pour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (6866) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of belgian yeast, caramel, banana, overripe dark fruits and raisins. Flavour is over moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
corkyrory66 (862) - BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2014
Bière brune en fermentation haute de 8,7 % abv, qui serait une bière d’hiver... Recette originale de Odlo, brassée chez de Graal. Couleur brune très foncée à quasi noire. Clarté nette. Bulles moyennes très nombreuses et très vives. Mousse beige moyen à flocons bien constitués, assez jolie. Arômes de fût de bois sombre, chocolat noir, malt grillé, houx, pointe de rhubarbe. 1ère bouche douce sur du malt chocolat. Arrière-bouche maltée, avec une épice et de la pomme de terre. 2ème toujours sur le malt, et un côté rugueux du style fane de pomme de terre. 3ème nez un peu vineux, assez joli. 3ème bouche beaucoup plus équilibrée, avec du malt intéressant. Arrière-bouche longue et très agréable. La longueur donne le change sur du malt caramel, avec l’appui d’une épice muscadée. Elle développe les premières bouches de façon agréable, et progresse en qualité. La levure est bien faite, et tout à fait adaptée au genre. L’alcool est progressif, correct pour une hivernale. La finale est vraiment intéressante. CONCLUSION : une bière qui représente un modèle ancien de brune, un peu dépassé dans le goût, mais qui possède des qualités indéniables. Sa longueur et sa finale méritent le respect.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (5297) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2014
33 cl. bottle sampled. Procured from Willems. Pours a slightly reddish dark brown with mocha bubbles. Smells of fermenting dark fruits, leaves and liquorish, cheap maple, okay. Thick bitterness upfront, sweet liquorish, slightly metallic, thick, leaves, malts, leaves, touch cocoa. Touch ticker body. Meh, okay, agreeable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (4538) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2014
Bottle thnx to 77 ships Pours darkbrown / red . No real foam Smell is smell is sweet, herbal , like a walk in the forest at autumn . rotten leaves, moist , also a bit bitterb . sounds bad, but its OK . Good carbo . Taste is sweet, bit bitter, earthy , some metal aspects . fresh , surprisingly fresh . Pretty alright , actually

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2014
33cl, brewed at Br. De Graal, new exclusive brew Anno 2011, from Willems Grobbendonk, complex brew, spicy/sweet and slightly malty/roasted, balanced, cloudy, rocky head, good Winter brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer (5263) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2013
Bottle: Medium to fuller sized, slowly changing beige creamy foamy head on top of a murky dark brown with blackish tints colored beer. Aromas of raisin, prunes, sweets, marzepin, barley malts, cream, marshmellows, iron and some alcohol drenched darker fruits. Flavours of spices, prunes, raisin, soap, bitters, spices, iron, thin sweets, malt and light herbal flower touch. Aftertaste is a mix of spices, bitters, dark fruits and malts. Low to medium carbo, soft creamy lightly blown mouthfeel, medium to fuller body and a creamy and a bit tin texture. Decent beer, bit tinner than expected and some iron notes, but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MoritzF (8676) - GERMANY - FEB 17, 2013
(bottle, 33cl) Cloudy, murky brown colour with a big, beige and firm foamy head. Slightly sugary toast-malty aroma with notes of dark and red berries, accompanied by a mildly spicy touch. Sweet flavour, medium to full bodied with a modest carbonation. Dark malt-character with loads of berry fruits, traces of caramel and spicy notes in the background; moderately sweet and toasty malty finish with fruity and moderately spicy notes. Okay but not really world-shaking. 15.II.13

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeinDahlem (1376) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 24, 2012
A sweet strong ale that stops just short of cloying and shows more dark fruit (plum, currant) than roast. Not unpleasant for all that, but not very drinkable either. Dark maroon color with creamy beige head.

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