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Brewed by Dilewyns
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Dendermonde, Belgium

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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Translated from the Dutch on the brewery website.
Brewing process: Vicaris Generaal is made in three stages like the Tripel: warm fermentation at around 24°C, lagering at approximately 1°C and secondary fermentation in the bottle. The only difference between them is that the Tripel is brewed with one malt variety and Generaal with three. Vicaris Generaal is also brewed without spices.

- Ingredients: water, malt, sugar, hops and yeast.

- Tasting notes: Vicaris Generaal (8.8% ABV) is a red-brown warm fermented beer with a beautiful tinted head, conditioned in both bottle and keg. Generaal will mature in the bottle and is for the experienced beer lover. Generaal has a marked bitterness obtained by using roasted malt and hops. It is not a sweet beer.
- Available in 330ml and 750ml bottles and 30l kegs.

Note: Brewed by De Proef before their brewery opened in 2011.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2007
Bottle. Clear light dark red brown color with a average, frothy / creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, oak, dark / dry plum / raisin, brown sugar, vintage, light alcoholic. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (141107)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2008
ZBF2008, RB#3200: From tap. Pours dark brown to black with a little lacing off-white head. Spiced and roasted malt, light wineous aroma. Flavour is dried and overripe fruit with solid caramel malt base. Lingering yeasty and fruity finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a cloudy, murky brownish with a dense and creamy beige head. Some overripe dark fruit in the nose with a little phenols. Rich body, heavy carbonation, overripe dark fruits, a little chocolate and a slightly tart edge. Subdued bitterness. 271212

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2008
Bottle. Hazy red brown coloured with a small beige head. Sweet aroma of dried fruits, liquorice, fruits and spices. Flavour of dried fruits, liquorice, yeast and spices. Fizzy palate. Spicy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2011
Bottled (from beerplanet.eu). Slightly hazy deep brown colour with a mediumsized beige head that leaves quite rich lace. Aroma is caramel malts, some dark dry fruits, spices as well as mild yeasty and bready notes. Flavour is bready and rather sweet maltyness along with some fruits, spices and mild wooden notes. Smooth carbonation.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2008
Bottled. Clear rubym, creamy head. Papery nose. Sweetish with plenty of dusty cardboard, some dates and salt. Near full bodied with compact mouthfeel. Fruity and lightly vinous, but cardboard prevails.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16268) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2006
Bottle. Dark amber with a tan head. Sweet roasted aroma with some spicy hints. Sweet malty flavor with some roasty and caramel hints. Sweet warming finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14306) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2011
17th February 2009
Cloudy brown beer. Rich and complex. Some sour notes but also malty chocolate. A vague underlying fruitiness. Touch of marmite. Dry malty finish. Hard to pin down but flavoursome and drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2009
Dark brown color, hazy; nice head, reducing to a thin layer. Chocolate aroma and strong chocolate flavor, very good; the body has a medium strength; the bitterness is low; the final is a bit nutty; there is some caramel and the malt is never burnt. Not complex but well brewed chocolate beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13935) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2009
Bottle at home ... Deep brown ... thin tan head ... sweet caramel malt nose with a little plum ... rich toffee and deep dark fruits plum and cherry ... little yeast ... little licorice... really tasty ...


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