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Brewed by Cerveja Sovina
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Porto, Portugal

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 2.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2012 version: 10% ABV
2013 version: 8,5% ABV


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
McWorta (1403) - LUXEMBOURG - JUL 14, 2015
Dark amber-brown with a small dark off white head. Aromas of herbs, caramel malts, spice and alcohol predominate. Some light fizzyness with a sweet slickness and a full body. Mainly sweet clogging and spicey with certain bitterness developing in a pretty unbalanced way. Lasting finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cervmagpt (639) - PORTUGAL - DEC 10, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2016 Re-rating (2015) - Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 30C - Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 01-14. AROMA: spice aromas of cardamom and ginger, mixed with a sweet background and slight laquer notes. APPEARANCE: ambar color and hazy. initial large ivy head with very poor retention and poor lacing for the rated 8% abv. TASTE: flavour equal to the aromas (ginger) with very faint supportive malt flavours. sweet background. low bitterness with a semi-dry to dry finish. PALATE: medium to thin body with medium-high carbonation. some alcohol warmth noticeable. OVERALL: an unbalanced Christmas ale too much strong on the spices (ginger) which masks the base beer (no malt support). low body for a specialty beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2014

Bottle 330ml.

[ Trade by andregoncalves ]. Clear medium to dark amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, spicy, light alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, spicy, sweet malt, sharp, malt bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20131011]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (16995) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, spicy and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 111013

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (16377) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are spices, herbs, caramel, malt and hops.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chrisv10 (14810) - DENMARK - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle. Clear deep amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, dusty and spices. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, spices, medium sweet, dark fruit, little toffee and yeast.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lowenbrau (3135) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 18, 2013
330ml bottle. Courtesy of andregoncalves. Solvent aromas, some caramel and spicy ones. Pours hazy dark copper, with vanishing tan head, poor lacing. Medium body, oily, average carbonation. Taste is alcoholic, solvent, artificial, metalic, some caramel and spicy. Seems to have gone under fermentation problems.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (22515) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel and clove aroma. Sweetish malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy caramel and clove finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (25643) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle at Papsø. Cloudy orange coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of hops and orange peel with notes of grass. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, hops, spices and orange peel. Spicy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pentaz (1264) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a minimal off-white head. Aroma is very sweet with spruce, caramel, bread, orange, toasted malt, wood, fruit, clove and other spices. Taste is moderate sweet, light bitter and very light tart. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Finishes sweet.


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