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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Commissioned by "Columbus Management" for Zonhoven.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alengrin (2351) - BELGIUM - NOV 10, 2014
Tasted as Zonderik Dubbel Donker, since 2009. Light beige, creamy head over a dark bronze, misty beer. Aroma of nutty malts, liquorice, coriander, bitter chocolate, cloves, candied dates, some DMS. Dryish taste, nutty maltiness, strong carbo, lots of coriander, creamy finish with some solvents and some roasted bitterness, as well as a late and brief herbal hoppiness.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kr1zz (137) - - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle from Marlou Zonhoven. Dark brown, beige head. Chocolate, candy sugar, spices, malty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (3557) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle At Barely Legal Tasting Room . Note ; Previously rated mistakingly under the blonde variation . Moved rating 1 month after , when I finally realized this . Pours dark brown , with a bordeaux glow. good yet fast fading white head . Smell is dark malts, bit sweet , complex, earthy , Taste is bit bitter, some sweetness . interesting flavors in the back ( would have liked them more up front ) like dark fruits, hop bitter ( the bitterness that dominates the taste is not really hoppy per se ) an almost chocolaty finish- yet not completely . The taste is a bit comparable to chocolate, but it is different . Maybe one of those descibed ingredients that I dont really know ? Ok to nice beer . bit ordinary cause the special tastes are way to much hidden in the back .

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcoDL (2341) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2014
Typical Belgian brown beer. Yeasty and quite malty, with the usual fruits and herbs. It’s nice and enjoyable, but far from original.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zita (4882) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2014
light sweet malty aroma,golden, clear, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, fizzy, light sweet and light alcoholic finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hansen (6813) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2014
Dark amber coloured and hazy. Has an off-white head, mostly lasting.Sweet aroma, notes of hazelnuts. Flavor starts heavy sweet, light chocolate, more nuts and perhaps vanilla. Creamy texture.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gaga1 (11) - - MAR 6, 2014
A clear dark brown colored beer, with a thick beige head. The aroma is fresh, with some chocolate and spices. The taste has some dark chocolate with nutes.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
eManu (457) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle Thanks to Gunther Bench. Pours a dark mahogany with a beige head. Aroma of caramelize malts, dry dark fruits, with hints of hops. Taste of caramel malts, brown sugars, coffee, herbs, earthy. Sweet and light bitterness. Medium carbonation, with long lasting taste. With strong caramel and coffee taste finish. Very nice brew, very tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (4215) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2013
33 cl. bottle @ home. Procured from Willems. BBF 04/09/2014. Dark brown, slight ruby hue, small off-white head. Sweet caramel, thick dark fruits, candy sugar, slight liquorish, sweet spices, very sweet, liquid brown sugar caramel malts smell overall. Taste is dried dark fruits, cocoa powder & chocolate, very sweet caramel & toffee malts, light coffee & oodles of melted candy sugar, Oily, caramel malts but not thick or anything mouthfeel. Makes me think more of a light Barley Wine than a BSDA. This should be rated higher & better known, really good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sten (670) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2013
Dark brown beer with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, chocolate and a little bit alcoholic. Flavour is sweet and chocolate. Nice brew. (Bottle 33cl)


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