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Vondel Flemish Brown Ale

Formerly brewed at Riva Brouwerij (Moortgat)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Dentergem, Belgium


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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Dark, rich, strong, Flemmish brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10133) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2009
Bottled, 330ml. Dark brown with white head. Sweet and powerful beer, plenty of syrupy caramel notes with pulpy fruit, ripe plum and pear. This was 7 years old and I did get a rich port, fortified wine note. Malts and yeast in the finish, it was a decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fred82 (2114) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2009
330ml bottle in trappist glass. Huge head. Could not even pour it entirely the first time. Strong yeast aroma. Some alcohol and fruits. Dark brown.astringent, Good amount of carbonation on the palate. Warm alcohol at the begining and at the end. Alcohol is very present all along. A bit metallic on the finish. Seems more and more metallic is I’m drinking it. I’m now near the end and its a bit more fruity. It as gotten better actually. Some bitterness on the finish and less but still some alcohol. Overall Ok beer but not so drinkable. Nice aroma and appearance though. Rating #25

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13802) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2008
33cl bottle at Delirium Cafe. Pours amber/ruby with a small creamy head. Sweet matured, cellar, mouldy aroma. Caramel, earthy, bread and sugar. Medium bodied. Smooth and round with a mouldy sweet caramel cellar note. Nice one!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 13, 2008
Bottle at Galbraiths Ale House (in Auckland, NZ), a lively pour, brown with a huge light beige pillowy head. Caramal, nearly cola-ish, nose. Quite effervescent on the sweetish malty palate. A heap of licorice in the mouth, before a cleansing drying finish. Went down well with me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wim (2734) - Weelde, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2008
dark brown coloured body with a large creamy off white head a roasted malty fruity aroma a malty caramel fruity mettalic taste with a mettalic alcoholic bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2008
Bottle 33cl @ home.
Light unclear medium to dark red brown color with a large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, dark berry - craneberry, moderate yeasty, woody. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet, light to moderate acidic and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (060708)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3135) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2008
bouteille de 330ml, bière brune très foncée, mousse épaisse et avec beaucoup d’intensité, nez épicée, bouche consistante, épicée, agréable et longue. brassée par Liefmans à Dentergem...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (4620) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2008
Had this on tap @ in de Wildeman a few times. Dark ruby brown colour, big beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, brown sugar, yeast. Taste is sweet, dark fruits, a little yeast, somewhat dry finish. Nice mouthfeel, although the bottled version contains too much CO2, repressing the nice flavours a bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeinDahlem (1325) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - APR 13, 2008
Strong, fruity, sweet but fairly dull brown ale. Drunk on tap at Chez Moeder Lambic. Looks gorgeous, a ruby-brown with tall, lasting beige head. Goes downhill from there. Relatively weak nose of cranberries, malt. Sweet flavor with fruity notes gets cloying as you drink more, very slight tartness, with a light bitterness and fruity tang on the finish. A bit thin and wet. Not bad, not interesting, not my style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EnSiFeRuM (501) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2008
Bouteille de 330 ml. La bière est de couleur brune avec des reflets rubis. Une mousse légèrement brune de magnitude 7 sur l’échelle de Richter se présente à nos yeux. Au nez des arômes de levure, de caramel, de mélasse, d’alcool, d’épices et de sucre brun viennent saluer mon sens de l’odorat. En bouche la bière a un bon corps et nous dévoiles des saveurs d’alcool, de cerises confites, de levure, de canne à sucre et de caramel brûlé.

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