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Brewed by Dilewyns
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Dendermonde, Belgium

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1201) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
Pours a clear dark brown with ruby highlights and a nice big frothy brown head that stands for a while and leaves a good amount of lace. Aroma of figs, chocolate, prunes, brown sugar and black licorice on the finish. Taste is figs, raisins, chocolate, black licorice, spices, burnt sugar and a nice alcohol warmth on the finish. The exact kind of winter warmer I want in my hand even if its a plus 5 day in July. Incredibly smooth and balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (1865) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle (2013) from Voldby Købmandsgaard - Dark brown pour with decent beige persistent head. Dark roasted sweet malts, some bitter choc and some coffee notes, caramel, dark fruits and slight spice. Good stuff!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mutz (582) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2013
Heel donkerbruine kleur. Niet te koud drinken . Alcohol, cacaomelk, likeur, het ruikt goed. Smaakt donker, vrij zoet, peperig. Pittige nasmaak. Goed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (2593) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2013
330ml brown bottle, Winter 2012. Dark brown with a thin covering of brown head. Nose has roast and chocolate. Taste has rich chocolate malts, light note of alcohol at the end. Overall a nice wintery strong dark ale.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westchesterco (911) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2013
On draft st churchkey it is dark brown with a flight head aroma is boozey with a hint of raisins in the mix. The taste Isbn sty seer st first like sherry and then expands to have a coffee taste that is strong and bitter on the pskate

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (3203) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2013
On draft at ChurckKey during its Christmas Beer tap takeover. Pours a clear cola brown with a tan head. Coffee nose. Flavors of coffee, chocolate and dark fruit. Medium to heavy bodied, with a smooth velvety mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrickfannon (1240) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle. I’m drinking it alone. Poured some color, I can’t see, it’s dark, but the beer overflowed the glass. Big head, I guess. Smells like cinnamon, vanilla, sugar cookies, gingerbread, and booze. Taste is raisins, bread, sweet fruits, and booze. Pretty chill drink. Ehhhhhhhh, chill chill chill. It’s eh, chill. I like this chill Beer. Fucking chill. Oh, yeah man. This is a chill beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (1322) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2013
33cl bottle. Dark brown with huge tanned head. NOSE : Red fruits, dried fruits, cooked fruits, sweet cheese, tart, alcohol, burned caramel. SIP : medium to thick body with oily texture. Strong carbonation. Sweet tart with burned caramel start. The sweet flavor of malts gets mixed with booze and reveals more burned flavors. It meets with yeast and hops later on revealing more fruity and cheesy background. Some sour notes in the meantime. Finish is dried raisins and booze like. Aftertaste is earthy and bitter burned and bitter apple seed like. OVERALL : one of the top in it’s style. Well round and rich taste. A great example for a winter beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4155) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
330ml bottle pours dark brown in color with a 2 finger light beige head that retains well leaving some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is spicy with some licorice and a hint of chocolate. Taste is a chocolate malty and raisin sweetness with some licorice and other spices. Flavours are well balanced in this medium bodied brew which has adequate carbonation. Well done and very drinkable despite its high ABV.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thegreenrooster (3201) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Pour is a dark brown with a huge tan head. Aroma is brown sugar, rich dark malts and a little spice. Maybe even a little vinous. Flavor is chocolate to start then comes a bit of raison and dark candi sugar. Finish is chewy and spices. A decent slightly spiced winter warmer. Reminded me of Anderson Valley winter but with a higher ABV..


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