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


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RATINGS: 286   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 14/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2011
The beer pours cooper with a light orange tint. The head is tope rising about 1 finger and fading quickly to only a ring of foam around the glass. The lacing is actually really good. The aroma is light, at first it was wet paint, really? I guess that’s just alcohol with a bit of spice, not much to hang your hat on. The taste is nice very flavorful and only enough winter spice to make it one, but not so much that it overwhelms you. The front is very sweet ends with a touch of spice. Medium feel and drinkability. Not expecting much and got more than I though, decent Belgian winter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (5030) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2011
19/02/2011 - 33cl bottle @ home - BB: unknown, label with sleigh. (2011-61)

Cloudy reddish amber beer, beige creamy head, adhesive and somewhat stable. Aroma: citrus fruits, hops, caramel, sweet malts, spices and alcohol. MF: nice carbon, medium to full body, bit syrupy texture, not cloying though. Taste: roasted malts, hop bitter, fruity (red fruits). Aftertaste: sweet malts, some hop bitters, a general fruity touch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15840) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2011
1st December 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Effervescent creamy malt with orangey fruit and a subtle hint of raisans, Pronounced alcohol sweetness with an almost champagne dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1173) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2011
33 cL bottle from Beers of Europe poured into a goblet glass. Huge head, it took a while to pour. Once poured its a dark copper colour with a full head. The aroma is rich and strong and it tastes, strong, smokey and sour, and is clearly spiced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (5580) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2010
15cl glass at the Essen Xmas Beer festival last weekend. Hazy amber colour. Decent head. Nice beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10908) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2010
bottle. clear red amber, huge beige head. yellow fruity and citrussy, spicy sweet base to that, malty and caramelly notes. also some spicy alc. after a while in the glass the soursih and citrussy notes disappeared, and left a sweet malty, sweet dry caramelly aroma. aroma warns you of a very strong belgian dark brew coming up. flavor is dark fruity, smoked? i didn’t expect charchoal notes, coriander, dark caramel, sour raisins. all in all a nicely spiced dark fruity belgian beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cnardi (24) - ITALY - DEC 17, 2010
Sentori di caramello e malto. Lieve liquirizia. Colore aranciato molto scuro. Discreto cappello di schiuma beige. Al gusto parte dolciastra e caramellosa e poi speziata. Nonostante il forte tono alcoolico non finisce lunga.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - DEC 8, 2010
Bottle. A cloudy medium to dark amber beer with a small, frothy, mostly diminishing off white head. The aroma is moderately malty and lightly yeasty. There are notes of toasted grains, caramel, licorice, dark fruits, clove, coriander, alcohol, and perhaps a hint of honey. The flavour is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly sour, lightly bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively to fizzy carbonation, long finish with medium bitterness, moderately alcoholic. A goog degree of complexity, quite well hidden alcohol, but at the same time warming. Maybe too carbonated and average appearence, but a good Christmas brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Furseth (1969) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2010
Bottle(Some Where in Machelen - Belgium) Hazy nrown colour, creamy head. Aroma is werry sweet and malty, citrus and yeastynes is the dominated aroma here, some frutynes in the end. Flavor is sweet maltynes,alcy, fruits and citrus. Medium body and a nice medium fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2010
head: bubbly , creamy white
colour: dark amber brown
smell: yeast , alcohol, malts, sweet, spices
taste: bitter start, sweet candy malt, grassy note, anis, spicey, strong dry end, grassy after

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