Brewed by Dilewyns
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Dendermonde, Belgium


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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (4797) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrickfannon (1242) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (1826) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4970) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thegreenrooster (3606) - 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..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (2810) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2013
33cl bottle Vicaris Winter 2013. APPEARANCE: rather clear dark brown beer. Huge stable beige head. NOSE: caramel, some malts, sweet, some alcohol. TASTE: sweet, alcohol, burned malts, chocolate, maybe some vanilla even. Very decent beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (5919) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2013
33 cl. bottle @ De Stroopop in Zoersel. 2012 Vintage. Pours a dark furniture brown with a red hue, tanned head. Nose is oxidation (gone well) with some walnuts, spices, touch chocolate, liquorish. Taste is chocolate mouse, lots of fruits, walnuts (pos. oxidation note), sweet liquorish, herbal, touch bark, sweet spices. Body is a touch fuller than usual, nice brew. Wonder how this one compares to a fresh one?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (2191) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3222) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geiserich (3775) - Linz, AUSTRIA - DEC 2, 2013
2013 bottle: Flavor is roasty, cacao powder, dark choclate, coffee, dark fruits, roast bitter end.

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