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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Rader Ambrée is the subtle aromatization of a beer brewed in the ancient-way, re-fermented in its bottle, with a distillate of grain which has undergone a prolonged ageing process in oak casks. The primary fermentation is made with the same selected grains for the mash tubbing and the distillate. The distillate, aged in oak casks, is then added to the mash tub just before the re-fermentation in the bottle.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (6341) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2012
Draft @ Délirium. Wondering if this is not a tuned up Val Dieu Grand Cru with the added Jenever from Radebacher distillery. Ambrée claire, col épais blanc. Arôme malté sur ce profile de baies de genièvre avec en retrait un malt léger et une pointe de levure/sucre brun. Le tout garde un profile très belge avec ajout de cask restant subtile. Palais est réchauffant avec 10.5% qui ne dénaturent pas trop la bière. Le tout garde un profile profond de barrique et de baies de genièvre. Malté pâle/caramel sur un côté très belge dans la base de la bière, le tout garde un profile fruité rappelant la pomme cara qui est agrémenté des baies et un palais bien pétillant.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wekker84 (1420) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2012
330 ml bottle a dark golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus spicy alcohol fruits and some hops flavor malts citrus fruits alcohol spicy and hops

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (5875) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2012
(Draught at Delirium Café, Brussels, 16 July 2012) Amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Fruity, malty nose with dried fruit, candy sugar, dried apricots and orange peel. Malty, fruity taste with notes of orange peel, candy sugar and a spicy bitterness in a finish with a certain alcohol bite. Almost full body, quite sweet. Hardly well balanced, but quite tasty and nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (6432) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2012
33cl bottle @ home. Clear copper color, small white head that becomes a small lacing. Smell malts, toast, caramel, hint of sweetness, hint of bitter. Taste malts, caramel, lightly bitter, lightly alcohol, light hint of black currant and grapes. Pretty nice. Medium to full carbonation, medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2012
Dumpy 33cl brown bottle, best before 10 Jun 2011, drank 22 Aug 2010: poured into a 2000 special Duvel tulip. Light amber, or dull orange depending on your mood. Managed to pour the beer without any grist getting into the glass, even so the beer had a haze/mistiness to it. On top sat a huge, large bubbled head, white in colour. Yeast esters more than anything elae, very Belgian in its smells, malt aromas outnumbered any hop smells but the whole aroma was enough to excite my tastebuds. Tangy and interesting, sweet molasses vieing with a hop bitterness and some spice elements (peppery maybe?). It is one of those pesky Belgians that hide the alcohol content so well, the 10.5% ABV only becomes apparent towards the end of the tasting as the beer warms in the glass. Highly carbonated, but not ’fizzy’, it might have benefited with a little more time to age, as it seemed a bit ’young’ or ’green’ to me. Most enjoyable and one I wouldn’t be frightened to try again. It went well with raw hazelnuts.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2012
@ Brugs beerfestival listed as Val-Dieu Rader Ambrée ( ?! )

Head: creamy, off white
Colour: amber, slight hazy
Smell: skunky, grainy, yeast, not too good ...
Taste: start is bubblegum and grians, sewer, boozey, almunds, fuck this is bad !

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonas (5477) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle, as Abteibier Himmerod. Amber, champagne bubbles, offwhite eggshell head. Light sponge yeast aroma. Restained fruityness, a bit honey, dry orangepeel flavor. Very subdued characteristics, which sort of just makes it a alcohol delivery vehicle. Medium body, sparkly, light oily mouthfeel.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
deusax (431) - Grenoble, FRANCE - FEB 23, 2012
Transfering data from personal beer file. I drank this beer a long time ago. I’ll update this rating if I have the chance to drink it again.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
suprchunk (1952) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Big cork and caged bottle from the Himmerod Abbey. Labeled Abtei Himmerod. No mention of Val-Dieu. Weird.

Amber colored pour. Big soapy white head that is quick to fall and leaves minimal lacing. Yeast and malt notes in the nose area. Sweet, alcoholic, yeast, malt, and sugar taste. Hot, sweet, and kind of thin.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2011
Fra fat på Delirium Café i Brussel 6 Mai 11. Delt med Rune. Amber. Uklar. OK skum. Søt fruktig aroma. Kjempesøt fruktig smak. Plommer. Litt mandler i ettersmaken.


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