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Brewed by Dilewyns
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Dendermonde, Belgium

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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Vicaris Winter heeft een roodbruine kleur met een mooi getinte schuimkraag en een vol veelzijdig smaakpallet. Het is gebrouwen met drie soorten mout en twee soorten hop. Het winterbier is het eerste Vicarisbier met kruiden en ideaal om van te genieten tijdens koude winteravonden. Vicaris Winter is enkel te verkrijgen van november t.e.m. maart (zolang de voorraad strekt). http://vicaris.be/online/?page_id=141


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Pours a cloudy, murky brownish with a tiny off-white head. Spicy nose with some licorice notes. Medium body, heavy carbonation, some roast, licorice and dried dark fruit. A little late bitterness. Decent but overly carbonated. 270812
Earlier Rating: 3/27/2010 Total Score: 3.7
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Vintage 2009. Pours a reddish brown with a slight haze and a lacing beige head. Spicy, gingery nose with some dark fruit. Solid body, dark fruitiness, some vanilla, ginger and roasted malts - very spicy. No real bitterness and the alcohol is hardly noted. 270310

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fugitive (1392) - Athens, GREECE - JUN 10, 2012
Bottle. Color dark red with medium white head. Aroma malt, caramel, licorice, fruits. Taste sweet, roasted, spicy, bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bontus (642) - Flanders, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2012
Bottle @ the brewery. Pours dark brown, almost black. Head is coffee latte in color. Nose and aroma of burnt malts, coffee and licorice. Well balanced, good palate. Medium carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (4115) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
On tap at the 16th Essen Christmas beer festival (2010): drank the day before my new friends Brabander and Beerpirates arrived at the fest (the draught ran out, hence they had the bottled version to review). The one and only barrel available being matured for one year before being breeched for the festival. Pours a really dark reddy brown, almost black in colour, the head a mid tan. The smell was a pleasant mix of liquorice and ground coffee. The liquorice dominated the taste, it’s flavours overcoming even the sweet molasses and bitter coffee taste that didn’t show up until the mouth began to dry. The alcohol content well hidden behind the strenght of flavours wasn’t noticeable until the very end of each sip. Pleasant, but not brilliant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 11, 2012

Bottle 750ml.

Clear medium to dark red brown colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is light heavy malty, caramel malt, leather, licorice - anis, dried fruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120128]
Earlier Rating: 2/25/2010 Total Score: 3.8
Draught @ 15e Kerstbierfestival 2009, Essen, Belgium.
Clear dark brown amber color with a large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is light heavy malty, caramel, chocolate notes, moderate yeasty, licorice - anis. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20091212]

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (4915) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 8, 2012
alcoholic mint aroma,dark brown, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, alcoholic finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (6873) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 8, 2012
Dark brown coloured and unclear. Has an off-white head, fully lasting. Aroma is malty-sweet, laqurice, anise, mint, yeasty, nice. Flavor starts heavy sweet, light acid, moderate bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tulle (369) - DENMARK - APR 6, 2012
brown, black, clear, tan foam, alcohol, soy sauce, roasty, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, average carbonation,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2012
From backlog 75cl @ Kulminator

Head: off white, bubbly
Colour: redish brown
Smell: herby, malts, licquorice, bit of booze, bit of anise
Taste: typical belgian christmas ale , altough less spiced up like some are ( gouden carolus for example )

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barrelbelly (647) - BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2012
Dark brown with yellowish brown head. Taste malty and chocolate with a subtie anise finish.


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