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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


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
k2cr2o7 (66) - - DEC 23, 2012
Cerveza oscura con bastante graduación. Ideal como cerveza de postre, tiene un ligero sabor a café.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (512) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle, labeled "Winter 2013". Murky brown, small beige head. Aroma has brown sugar, dried fruit, raisins, yeast and alcohol. Flavour is similar - well rounded, well balanced. Quite smooth despite (?) the ABV.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (5087) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2014
33cl bottle from Speciaalbier, Leiden. Thick creamy off white head. Clear dark amber pour. Well hidden alcohol, nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2477) - Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2014
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/21/2013. Pours slightly cloudy nearly opaque dark brown color with a 2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, pepper, caramel, toast, dark candi sugar, light chocolate, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast ester and dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, pepper, caramel, toast, dark candi sugar, light chocolate, brown bread, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, pepper, caramel, toast, candi sugar, light chocolate, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth and lightly slick/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian strong dark ale. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast and dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (519) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2014
Deep dark brown with full light brown colored head. Sweet malts, light liquorice, chocolate, some roasted touch. Deep ripe plums, anver ripe berries, and some spices. Taste is quite sweet, but not overwhelming, balanced with a nice fruity tartness and slight alcoholic bitter in the finish. Full bodied with nice carbonation. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2199) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stas’ place. Thanks Ariel T. As Vicaris Winter 2012. Dark brown, floaties, tan foam. Sweet raisins,some ash and syrup aroma, a little burn coffee taste that becomes sweet combined with winter fruit. Full body, a little too carbonated, sweet coffee finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WingdSoldier (40) - BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2014
Full bodied and earthy dark beer with a very subtle red hue, though has a bit of an overwhelming alcoholic scent.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maximet (45) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle to tulip glass.
App.: Dark, opaque, brown with a nice half inch tanned head.
Aroma: Dark candied fruit, caramel malt with spice. Hint of coffee bitterness.
Taste: Spice are more present, being supported by the sweetness. Some bitterness in the after taste
Palate: Full bodied, nice carbonation.
A sweet dessert on a cold winter night, around the fireplace.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2014
From YNWA bottleshop, Kolding, Dk. Bottled, 150214. Amber with white head. Aroma of malt and fruit. Flavor with spices, yeast and added sugar.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (6554) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle, shared with my wife. Medium-to-dark brown, chestnut brown I guess, with a lively tan head that retains as a dense pad. Aroma is sweet brown bread, brown sugar, and dark stewed fruits. Bready yeast and sugary dark malts combine with rather intense figs and raisins, ending with light phenols and warmth. Delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boto (1828) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Draught @ Monks: This is the 2013 release. This one pours a dark brown color with about a half finger of tan head. It leaves some lacing. Nice nose! Spicy and peppery, malts, dark fruits and a hint of chocolate. The taste is very good. Some coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, bready, spices, toffee and a hint of woodsiness. Nice!


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