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Brewed by Dilewyns
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Dendermonde, Belgium

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RATINGS: 165   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (1760) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2013
Another solid brew from Vicaris. The pour is a murky burgundy colour with a puffy beige head that dies to a thin nearly non-existnat layer of bubbles. The aroma is rich and fruity with notes of prune, raisin and cherry as well as solid malty toffee and brown sugar notes. A hint of mild spice blends well with the fruity aroma. A bit sweet in the middle with a hint of allspice and toffee. Medium to full bodied with a lingering raisin fruit flavor and a bit of boozy warmth. Overall a solid brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3063) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
330ml bottle under the name" Vicaris winter 2012", dark ruby-mahogany color, with a big frothy pillowy beige head, and a yeasty, dark dried fruit, sweet grainy caramelized, toasted, biscuity, chocolate malt, candi sugar nose, with some sponge toffee, graham’s cracker, molasses, fruitcake, granola bar, plum juice accents, with some port wine, raisin pie, french toast notes in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth, sweet dried fruit, fruitcake, port wine, plum juice, light chocolate, toffee, caramelized, toasted, biscuity, chocolate malty character, with some light bitter chocolate, candi sugar, sponge toffee, graham’s cracker, faint raisin pie flavours, leading towards a warming, yeasty, fruitcake, dried dark fruit, dark bitter chocolate, plum juice, port wine sweetness finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geiserich (3467) - Linz, AUSTRIA - DEC 2, 2013
2013 bottle: Flavor is roasty, cacao powder, dark choclate, coffee, dark fruits, roast bitter end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
On tap. Dark brown with a fizzy off white head. Sweet molasses, spice, caramel, and Belgian yeast aroma and taste with nice bread and citrus notes with a sharp finish and a very bright smooth palate.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trappist1 (561) - Diest, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2013
2011 Edition. Dark chestnut color, full brown yellowish head. Nose : full of chocolate, hint of coffee, dried fruit, nuts, bit earthy. Taste: lots of spices: alcoholic (bit too much in the finish). Body is soft, creamy taste, slightly CO2. Finish is bitter sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2371) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 17, 2013
2013 Vintage. Pours a mahogany burnt umber color with two fingers of fluffy sticky eggshell foam. The nose is soft burnt sugar, plum and well integrated spice. The palate follows with solid backbone of caramelized sugars melding seamlessly with rustic grain and balanced spice, nutmeg, anise add nice complexity as the beer dries out towards the finish. Tasty winter selection !

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3619) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 15, 2013
2013 . should this also be an entry - aliased , like the 11 and 12 ? i supose it should be ... at bierhuyske pours very dark brown, small , darker white head smell is reminding at their generaal high carbo . bitter, chocolaty , bit malty. some metallicness. like an intenser version of ’generaal’ wich i like in the first place . yeah, best christmasbeer i drank since a long time ..

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
electrotype (251) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2013
Merci à Boutip pour la bouteille! Au nez : sucre/ cannelle / alcool. Bière forte, donc pour amateurs du style! Je ne suis pas un de ceux là, donc je ne peux avoir une opinion neutre sur cete bière.

Selon mes critères, elle contient relativement bien son alcool mais ne présente aucun trait réellement intéressant. En d’autres mots : je ne suis pas en amour. Et y a-t-il un critère plus important que celui-ci?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (2404) - 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 (3259) - 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.


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