Formerly brewed at Brouwerij De Regenboog
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Assebroek-Brugge, Belgium


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RATINGS: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Belgian Winter Ale brewed with spices (coriander and grain of paradise) ABV 11-12%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2263) - New York, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Bottle from beer table pantry. Pours reddish brown with nice thick creamy head. Nose of dark fruits, malt, and candy. Tastes a tad sweet with brown sugar, figs, raisins, caramel, earth, some spices, warm alcohol finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Pours a hazy medium orangish amber color. Aroma is lightly malty, hoppy, yeasty, with a touch of fruit. Flavor is a nice mixture of malts and fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (6319) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2011
Bottle @ Ølkonsortiet christmas beer tasting. Pours dark amber with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, brown sugar, fruits. Taste is malt, sugar, riasins and other dark fruits, spices, bit of alcohol. Full body, high carbonation. 051111

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6520) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2011
33 cl bottle. BBE Q4/2013
Pours hazy orange colour with small lasting head. Aroma is of english strong ale type honey and malts, caramel, spices and some berries. Flavour has distant spices like coriander, some honey and caramel, sweet malts and sugar candy. Full-bodied with high carbonation and some sourness at the end. Not too sweet or spicy. Balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5966) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2011
33 cl bottle (bottled on 2007/2008?), BBE Q4/2013
Aroma has sweet toffee, just like in english barley wines. Also some candi sugar and raisins. Loads of CO2 in palate. Flavour is very sweet with sugar and raisins, but also some sourness does appear in the background. Could not locate the promised spices. Aftertaste is really sweet with loads of candi sugar. Adding the yeast makes this more stale and worse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6533) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2011
330 ml bottle. BBE Q4/2013.
Pours a dirty reddish brown colour with a large, foamy, beige head. Aroma of strong toffee, mild spices and some hay. Flavour of rich malts, toffee, spices and raisins. Flavour of candi sugar, rich malts, toffee, mild nuts and some sour notes. Quite high carbonation and an alcohol finish with raisins. Pretty much an English barley wine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13780) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2011
Bottle at Ungstrup’s - Thanks. Clear amber - offwhite head. Fruity, berries, yeasty, phenols, toasted, spicy, beetroot, alcoholic, high malty, coriander, peppery noes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29848) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2011
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a lazing off-white head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and alcohol, leading to a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - JUL 22, 2011
Pours a clear and dark copper beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is malt, caramel, fruit, yeast, raisin, dried fruit and yeast. The flavor follows the nose with additional alcohol. The palate is sweetness with alcoholwarmth. Overall an average beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2011
Pours copper with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, fruit and dried fruit. Flavour is caramel, heavy alcohol, fruit, plum and raisin.

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