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RATINGS: 572   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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The new masterpiece from the Val-Dieu brewery. A very complex and full-bodied beer with a long aftertaste. The brewmaster advices to cellar the beer for a year for it to unfold its full potential.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2009
In short: A big belgian beer with a ton of dark fruits, toffee & such that surprisingly doesn’t feel too “heavy”. Good stuff.
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed when about 1 year of age (recommended aging according to the brewmaster)
The look: Mahogany body topped by a long-lasting large beige head. A beautiful beer.
In long: A big round full body with plenty of toffee, tar and caramel. Unexpected fruity flavours of apples (?) make quite a contrast. A ton of dark fruits but this time no raisins. I got prunes, figs, and such but no raisins. The body is as full as it can get. The carbonation surprisingly doesn’t have that typical Belgium lively feeling. Just a medium carbonation like I expect from an American Strong Ale. The beer is obviously very hoppy because I had a nice sensation of a balanced beer. However the hops seem to just dry out the beer and do not contribute much to the flavour spectrum except for a timid mild bitterness. Alcohol is a bit apparent. Overall this was more easily drinkable than I would have expected. A good big Belgian beer with a body fuller than a tablespoon of skyscraper.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2009
tap, goblet. Dark, thick, creamy head. Aroma is sweet and fruity, like prunes, no hop aroma. Taste is sweet, plum.prune, no hops. Medium-thick body, little dry finish, no hop bitterness. Great beer, I’ll try this again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1633) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2009
This beer is soft and long. There is no indication that it packs ten percent alcohol. Nice lacing, plenty of head, and a lovely caramel brown color. Aromas are mature: dark fruit, raisin, yeast. Flavors are bright and sharp on the hop and fruit side, doughy and slow on the candy finish. It does have a very long finish. Excellent example.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Noogfest High 5. Sample from a bottle thanks to BeerHawk. Clear red with a thin off white head. Watery aroma, fruit and caramel slip through. Taste is caramel, lightly smoky, fruit, caramel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUN 24, 2009
Bottle @ Delices de Caprices. Pours dark brown with a nice lacing off white head. Sweet aroma of raisins, dark rum, caramel, bananas and toffee. Flavour of molasses, dried fruit, warming alcohol, caramel and yeast.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (12663) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2009
Dark brown with a lasting off-white head. Aroma of caramel and dried fruit, almonds and spices. Full bodied caramel sweet flavour with spice, figs, dates and vineous warming alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stouby (4425) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2009
Bottle at Kurt. Brown with a beige head, fine lacings. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, dark fruits), moderate hoppy. Flavor heavy sweet, moderate bitter, well balanced. Full body, lot’s of sediment.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (15469) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2009
75cl bottle @ Delices de caprices. Pours a dark brown with a reddish hew and a creamy head and lacings. Nose is yeast, bubblegum, port, dried fruits, and caramel. Full bodied. Smooth and sticky. Taste is liquorice, yeast, plum and citric notes. Warmth from alcohol. A true sipper. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (3493) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2009
Dark brown color with creamy off-white head with aroma of dark fruit, brown sugar, some caramel, and alcohol, Complex flavor of dark fruit, spice, yeast and light alcohol. Excellent lacing. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcr (2544) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2009
750 ml. Fizzy tan head that reduces to pools floating atop a hazy brown body with orange highlights. Sweet aroma of brown sugar, cookie, overripe dark fruit, week-old banana, slight band-aid and mustiness. Hint of flowers and clove. The flavor is heavily sweet and lightly bitter and finishes moderately sweet and moderately bitter — enough bitterness to take the edge off the sweetness and keep it from becoming cloying. Medium to full body with a texture that starts watery but turns smooth and somewhat sticky. Tasty and enjoyable.


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