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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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (2263) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2013
2012 edition. Pours a copper colour with ruby highlights, lots of particles floating all over, a frothy beige head and great retention for a brew with such a high alcohol content. 3mm coats the brew and seems to stay there. Big molasses aromas with dark fruits (plum, dates). The alcohol is very well-hidden with a wet mouthfeel and no burning, nor warming at all. Starts on a rusty hop taste, but this seems to balance itself. Roasted and caramel malts, spices, hints of anise and beautiful hops. A very nice winter warmer as it breathes.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3139) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
Bouteille de type biberon de 330ml de la version 2012. Meilleure avant le 21 septembre 2015. Une bière brune foncée avec une mousse beige pâle. Un nez sucré de fruits séchés comme les dates, raisins et figues. La levure apporte des épices à ces fruits. Une bouche tout aussi sucrée que le nez. La texture est ronde et sirupeuse. Une vrai bière d’hiver, réconfortante et chaleureuse.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (1253) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2013
Pours a deep brown with a medium beige head that leaves impressive lacing. Aroma is fruity and sweet with some molasse and spices. Taste follows suit with a medium level of sweetness but it is balanced out by some appreciated bitterness and some light alcohol notes. Flavors of chocolate, caramel and raisins. Tastes a bit like a quad but without the body. Speaking of which, body feels medium. Texture is smooth but carbonation is a touch too high for my liking. A good belgian!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5706) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
Bouteille de 330 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de caramel avec une pointe de raisin et de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est noire avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un large col beige mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de chocolat et d’épices avec une pointe de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement chocolaté. (Rating #5195)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (6324) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle from ABC. black with a tall, fine head. Nose of chocolate, licorice, vegetables, spice, coffee. Sweet, fruity flavor, chocolate, cocoa, nice tangy citrus. Rather thin and weak compared to the General, though. soft crisp bubbles are nice, but this beer could be much richer and better.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TimE (3145) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 13, 2013
Cloudy brown color, light brown head. Lactic, a bit of milk chocolate, but fairly one dimensional nose. Full bodied, chocolate, malty, really boring and goes no where fast. Kinda like playing chopsticks on the piano. Boring.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4701) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle: Poured a dark color ale with a large light brown foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of caramelized malt with dry figs and raisins notes with light fruity ester. Taste is also dominated by light fruity ester with some caramelized notes with some dry fruits notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. This is a well-balanced effort without too much residual sugar showing up.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Pours a deep amber to black in color with a small off white head. In the aroma, a light spice and dry caramel. In the taste, a mix of fig and raisin juice. Quite quad like, with notes of Christmas spices. A spice bite, but mellow, and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry spice in the aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3118) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2013
33 cl sous le nom de Vicaris Winter 2012. Meilleure avant le 21 septembre 2015. Une bière qui montre une robe brunâtre et un col mousseux presque roux. Un nez qui propose des raisins, du sucre brun, de la mélasse de dattes, des figues, de l’alcool épicé et de la réglisse. Un goût bien chocolaté, bien anisé et bien fruité : une richesse certainement plaisante. Une bouche certainement confortable avec sa douce effervescence et sa texture crémeuse. Une finale certainement liquoreuse, un peu chaude, pleine de réglisse épicée et de malts qui ne sont jamais trop sucrés.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (2892) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
33 cl bottle from Bieropholie, served cold in a tulip glass. BB 21/09/15.

App.: Cloudy deep mahogany with a full reddish-mocha head. Aroma: Rich, malty, lightly spicy, lots of brown sugar and molasses, sort of floral and perfumed, light minty herbals, big and dark. Palate: Medium+ body, full, elegant effervescence. Flav.: Lots of molasses and big, rich, dark malts, chocolate, esters, inky and full, like a good American Impy Stout with some Belgian yeast influence; kinda sweet with fair bitterness and a long, alcoholic and very richly malty finish.

An enjoyable sipper.


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