Brewed by Dilewyns
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Dendermonde, Belgium


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RATINGS: 143   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Abio (1551) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2011
Dark brown beer, with a hugh off-white/light beige head. It holds nice, and sticks nice to the glass. The smell is decent: spices, sweet fruits and caramel. The taste is about the same, a bit metallic comes up, but its just slightly. The hops gets trough, the dark fruits, spices and sweet caramel are at the front row.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (3756) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 8, 2011
2010 bottle from Beer Temple. Dark brown with top head. Nose of malts, sugar and dark fruits. Quite nice taste of chocolate, berries, coffee, toffee and malts. Creamy texture. Very enjoyable. Merry christmas !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatPhil (9172) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 7, 2011
Tap (Erasmus, Bruges) 2009 edition, drunk 2011-01
7 Beautifully rich mellow roast aroma. Sweet and gently burnt. Later anis and caraway come through quite distinctly.
5 Black, large tight persistent tan head
8 Rich roasty retronasals, pleasantly fruity, some plum, some lighter fruits and lighter esters too. Stands up to the best Het Anker, so full, but so beatufully mellow.
5 Beautiful soft palate, very full, and with lovely pleasnt gentle carbonation.
16 The year of aging has helped mellow this beautifully. So much not a big beer, no hint of 10+%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7278) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2010
Bottle at Kerstbier Festival, Essen, Belgique, 19.12.10 A real lively beer, quite a gusher. Pours dark brown with beige head, soft carbonation in the mouth. Some spice and citrus with strangely a little bit of coffee. A6 A3 T7 P3 Ov13 3.2

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Proeferius (97) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2010
bottle@home , pours dark with aroma of laurel, sweet and bitter with alc. well masked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
meerbier (1473) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2010
Bottle@Home, vintage 2009. Prune and raisin aroma. Dark brown colour, beige head, good lace. Sweet, light bitter, laurel, hint of chocolate. Medium body, alcohol hidden, flavourful yet easy going.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20253) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2010
Bottled@sayravai tasting. Deep ambery brown colour, small off-white head. Aroma is liquorice, spices, alcohol and stuff. First thing that came to mind was Gouden Carolus. Flavour is quite liquorice, some spices and mild wooden and alcoholic notes. Aroma is actually better than the flavour, which feels its still quite young. Still nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2010
(Bottled, 0.75l) Dark brown with a small, lacy head. Strongly anisey nose with licorice and light Xmas spices. Flavor is mostly licorice and alcohol with added spices - not very balanced. Medium to full body, low CO2. Quite much like Gouden Carolus Christmas, but the flavor is not as balanced. 5247

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2010
Kerstbierfestival 2009. Pours a clear brown color with a thin light brown head, Aroma of anise and sweetness. Flavor of anise, malt and sweetness with a mild bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grovlam (4152) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2010
29 Blind tasting at Papsoe 27-03-2010: Bottle. Large light creamy beige head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Light mahogany color. Aroma of caramel, mild toasted malt, hint of fruit. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor. Fruity finish. 7 / 3 / 7 / 3 / 15 = 3.5

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