Vicaris Generaal Special Edition
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Brewed by Dilewyns
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Dendermonde, Belgium


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Vicaris Generaal with a lactic fermentation.

Bontus' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bontus (625) - Flanders, - JAN 9, 2013
75cl bottle straight from the brewery. Pours dark ruby / brown. Big pale tan head. Nose is lactic sour, aromas and flavours are pretty modest and that’s a downside. It’s different than the regular Generaal but it lacks the punch that other "special reservas" are famous for. PS: I would love to cook carbonades with this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7898) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle at Chriso going Dutch tasting, 03/07/14. Murky dark orange amber with a moderate beige covering. Nose is spice, caramel, dark fruits, dates. Taste comprises toffee, spice, dark fruit rinds, cake mix, dark malt. Medium bodied, spritzy carbonation, semi drying close. Ok sour, little over carbed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
3rd July 2014
Craig on Heat Tasting at ChrisO’s. Hazy amber beer, good pale cream colour head. Palate is airy and light, mild fine carbonation. Sweetish fruits and floralness. Candy fruits. Touch of violets. Light airy finish. Fine but not special!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (13920) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle at chrisOs... Copper... Massive off white head... Soft funky fruits... Massive funk nose... Sweet fruits.. Light funk... Soft sweet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Bottled@HBF2014. Approved by genraal? (very inside joke for a few raters...). Murky brown colour with a small creamy slightly off-white head. Aroma is mild sourness, sweet fruits, yeast, some spices and mild notes of alcohol. Flavour is very similar, but the sourness was more a kind of a lactic tone to the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1527) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2014
75cl bottle shared with S&G tasting group. APPEARANCE: HUGE GUSHER! Clouded dark blond beer, small unstable off white head. NOSE: wood, little sour. TASTE: caramel, high in carbo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (3610) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 5, 2014
330ml bottl @ HBF 2014

Pours dark brown with a smooth white head. Aroma of lactic notes, ripe fruits, yeast and spices. Taste is smooth, yeasty and ripe fruity with some lactic notes. Finish is lactic tart, spicy and yeasty with some ripe fruitness. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5407) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 5, 2014
75 cl bottle @ HBF ’14, BBE 18.09.2014
Aroma is rather light with some sweet malty tones, syrup and raisins. Very foamy palate. Flavour has oaky tones, some ’oud bruin’ tones, wood and hints of raisins. Also some milky notes as the description promises. Worse than the basic Generaal. No surprises here though – I am not a friend of lactic beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
VastActiv (2535) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 5, 2014
Bottle 0.75l at HBF 2014, Helsinki. ABV 8.5%. BBE 18/09/14. Colour is deep light brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dark fruits, raisins, Belgian yeast, sourness and malts. Very carbonated and fizzy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (1141) - BELGIUM - FEB 18, 2014
Brown colour, beige head. Medium carbonation. Complex beer. Aroma of caramel with sour notes. Fruity with notes of spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElManana (204) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2013
Very dense and stable, eggwhite-like head over hazy amber beer. Spicy-sourish, with cinnamon, lactic acid, chocolate, wood, tannines - very complex indeed. Alcoholwarming after some time. Warming, well-bodied, bit viscous. Generaal is a very good beer, but this is not so good.

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