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Toccalmatto Grand Cru

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Brewed by Birrificio Toccalmatto
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Fidenza (PR), Italy

bottled
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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rand (1270) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle 75 cl from erzbierschof.ch. Hazy orangy beer with a short white head. Aromas of fruity malt, alcohol, syrup-toffy, yeast BE. The taste is very soft with an acidulity, well fruity with a marmelade of apricot, orange and grape, caramel, notes of citrus, bread, spices and yeast. Fat beer, a little heavy and cut-throat, alcohol and burning.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Pours orange with off white head. Smells of sweet, grass, and light hay. Tastes of yeast, hops, hay, and bitter. Has a light/medium carbonation with a refreshing finish.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrHangover (2452) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday Tasting. Pours a clear, almost headless golden beer. The small amount of head is white. Aroma has cloves. nutmeg and apples. Fairly herbal with fruity touches. Slight vineous characters as well. Flavor has touches of apple, vinegar and is very stringent. Not sure if this was an infected bottle, or that this is supposed to be this way. I did not like it that much unfortunately.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5077) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2014
Sample at the molen monthly tasting. very thin white head. Low carbonation. Clear golden red, almost apple juice pour. Some apple in the aftertaste. Nice

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (3734) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is cider, malt, oak, fruity notes. Flavour is tangy apple, oak, malt. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1260) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 2, 2013
75cl bottle. Hazy orange with big, dirty white head. NOSE : strong citrus zest aromas, pine, herbal, banana, pepper, tart, pear, cherry. Complex nose. SIP : medium body with strong carbonation. Creamy texture. This strongly carbonated brew is all about sweet tart and fruits on the beginning. Candied fruits in tart would be the best way to explain it. The flavors are bursting with orange and zest background. Further on bitter and dry aromas are starting to dominate till the end. They carry aromas of hay, pepper, zest, citrus seeds. Aftertaste is bitter expressed with orange zest and herbal notes. It comes back like a Fanta with spicy clove and booze. OVERALL : high carbonation and strongly hopped. This beer is a delight. I would like more bitterness and more creamy texture to make it easier to swallow but still this is a huge beer and worth tasting.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6592) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2013
Draft @ Brassigaume ’13. Orangée, col blanc léger. Arôme est houblonné, malt caramel, touche pain, houblon euro assez noble. Fruité fort présent avec ce bouquet étant fortement influencé par une signature belge. Palais garde ici une grande influence belge que je trouve nettement plus raffinée que de nombreuses bières belges. Note pouvant rappeler la purée d’abricot suivi d’une amertume modérée et fine note de levure.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (3592) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2013
#20 Toccalmatto. 15 cl. draft @ Brassigaume 2013. Pours a hazy orange with a very creamy solid white head. Nose is typical for the style, sticky sweet BE yeast, caramel, orange, bread & lots of esters. Taste is like a Belgian Strong Pale Ale but taken to the max, very thick & syrupy, thick bitter creamy BE yeast & white bread, orange, hint marmalade, sugary, sweet flowers, faint fruits, more syrupy yeast & quite boozy. Very thick BE yeast / syrupy body with less carb. Also straightforward & lacking complexity to excel honestly. Not exhilarating but an interesting take on the style never the less.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weark (282) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle from Erzbierschof - Hazy orange with a good white head - Fruity, orange, spice, yeast/easter, and caramel malt aroma - sweet, caramel malt, agrume (citrus) flavor, belgium yeast profile - Full body, creamy, fizzy carbonation and dry finish

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (2129) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2013
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. This is a hazy yellow-golden beer with toffee apple and spicy fruity flavours, more toffee notes and a slight tart fruity, dry zesty finish.


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