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Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Scotch Ale
Leuven, Belgium
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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
ABI recreation of one of the legendary Wielemans brews. Wielemans being a defunct Brussels brewery, with a C(rowned) T(ree) in the coat of arms.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BigMomma (223) - Leuven, - JUL 31, 2012
Details: 25cl bottle
Tasting notes: Pours a hazy deep red color with a bubbled white head. Sweet full aroma of malt and caramel, some toffee notes, a touch of dark chocolate. The flavor is sweet malty, proceeds to a gentle bitterness with some roasted touches, quite a dry finish. Mouthfeel is quite thin but not disturbing, however the flavors would come out better if it was a bit fuller. Together with the long dry finish however does the thin mouthfeel make the beer very drinkable.
Conclusion: A decent good drinkable beer with a long lasting dry finish.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hednom (32) - Messelbroek, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle (25cl) from Delhaize. Dark beer with beige head. Aroma of roasted malts. medium sweet flavor. nothing special

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (2436) - BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2014
AB InBev’s recreation of a beer by the long-closed brewery Wielemans which had been in existence since 1926, hence the old-fashioned label. Pale beige, creamy, thinnish head, colour very dark mahogany, clear with no real fizz. Sweet and malty aroma of caramel, chocolate liqueur, raisins, candied figs, brandy, cake, meat broth, fried eggs, candi syrup, cloves, dried orange peel, ginger powder and the expected pasteurization. Soft sweet taste of obvious candi syrup (which has likely been used for colour), raisins but no ’real’ living fruitiness, something artificially sweet not unlike aspartame, very caramelly, a bit metallic, rather thin body with low carbo, straightforward but becoming more dryish towards the end, somewhat chalky, leafy hop bitterishness and a touch of roasted bitterness, but the candi syrup sweetness cloys a bit and dominates the finish. Feels artificial like most of AB InBev’s products, but it does reflect a forgotten tradition of ’Belgian Scotch’ beers; reminds me a bit of Gordon Finest Scotch or Watneys Scotch Ale. Not the worst I had from AB InBev, I must admit - but a watered down and industrial beer if compared with the legion of Belgian winter ales which are actually Scotch-style, but refuse to admit it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (5729) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
25cl bottle from a friend. Thick white head. Clear deep amber pour. An odd aftertaste which I can’t place. Not bad.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lesio (1) - Ostroda, POLAND - NOV 5, 2014 does not count
Very dark colours with beige head. Flavour is middle sweet with taste of caramel and cold coffee. Served in. 25l bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (9930) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2014
Keg at Kunstemaecker, Steenkerke, 17/10/14. Rich mahogany brown with a decent beige covering. Nose is sweet maltings, dark fruit, brown sugar, nutty tang, brown bread, toffee. Taste comprises mellow dark fruits, nutty, toasted brown sugar, fruit loaf. Medium bodied, fine carbonation with light spritz keeping the sweetness at bay slightly and upping the drinkability. Ok Scotch Ale (whatever the fuck they are) !

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sten (674) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2014
Very dark beer with a small beige head. Sweet aroma of roasted malts. Flavour is medium sweet, caramel, roasted malts and bit watery. (Bottle 25cl)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martinrumsam (541) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
On tap. Brown red colour with beige head. Malt , caramel dark fruit aroma. Taste quite sweet to start - caramel becoming quite bitter in the finish. Slightly harsh. Thin mouthfeel. Ok. Just that

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bamsen78 (3413) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2014
Draught @ Le Trappiste, Brugge. Pours slightly hazy dark ruby / copper brown with small off-white head. Clear aroma of fruit with some vinous touches and notes of malt and hops. Sweetish flavour of fruit and malt, with notes of hops and some sourish touches. Sour-sweetish finish. OK but just that for the style.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Borresteijn (4921) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2014
On tap at Graspop Metal Meeting. Served very cold. Dark brown colour, beige head. Aroma of brown sugar, hint of chocolate, some plums. Flavour is more brown sugar, cola, some chocolate, light bitter finish, light fruity. Light-bodied. Not much going on here.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mmahut (1106) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 29, 2014
Deep dark red body with low head. Aroma is caramel with cocoa notes, licorice, cold coffee. Taste has coffee sweetness, with low earthy bitternes. Body is full, high carbonation.


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