Butcher's Tears Lipreader 2015


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Brewed by Butcher's Tears
Style: English Strong Ale
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Lipreader is brewed every year for the winter season. Loads of crystal malt and a dash of Swedish alder-smoked malt make the backbone around which the recipe changes every year. The 2015 edition has taken the guise of an early 20th century-style Burton ale, a forgotten beer style that used to be a favourite winter seasonal in Britain. A rich, malty, full-bodied beer with a fruity and somewhat spicy character, with distinct hops and molasses notes along with that woody smokiness that is the hallmark of this beer.

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2.6
DSG (15519) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 24, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks troubles. Hazy amber. Sour fruity aroma, spicy, vegetables, funky but not in a good way. Tart flavor, spicy, fruity, with a phenolic smoky note. Medium-bodied.

3.1
zvikar (6632) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JAN 23, 2017
At the Dancing Camel, Pours yellow hazy with a nice head, aroma of fruits, peach, flavor of grain, dark bread, medium bodied

3.6
Christos (5938) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2016
(Butcher’s Tears Lipreader 2015) Tap at the brewpub, 250ml, served into a snifter, ABV 7% Dark amber to brown colour on the body, hazy, tall and thick dark tan head, with average retention. Aroma of rye, faint caramel, funk. Taste is mildly sour, with a funk character, wood and cork, brett like notes, alcohol, faint caramel, dried grass. Medium thin body, good carbonation, dry on the palate. Not bad at all.

3.4
kermis (15182) - The Hague / Amsterdam / Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2016
Draft at Butcher’s Tears. Very hazy amber light brown with an off white head. Aroma of brett funk, tart fruits, overripe fruits and malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and sour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

4.3
adamnowek (3617) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 22, 2016
Deep woody brown with a slight burgundy tinge. Plenty of bubbly white head. Aroma is soil, sour cherries, and herbs. Taste is incredibly spicy at the start with a sweet finish of cherry cola and a bit of vinegar.

3.3
markoijelena (3267) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - MAR 11, 2016
Bottle 0.33l at Hoppa! Amsterdam Netherlands. Taste with Zlotta. 25.02.2016.Pour it dark brown color with small white head.Aroma quite yeasty, some sourish feel.Taste licorice, green beans, sour funky, quite dry all the time, spices, harsh, finish with some coffee feel.After taste also dry.

3.9
tderoeck (10983) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 29, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2016 17/II/16 - 33cl bottle @ home - BBE: 2017 (2016-166) Thanks to markoijelena for the bottle!

Note: loud BANG on opening the bottle, but no gusher.
Clear reddish beer, creamy irregular yellow head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving some lacing in the glass. Aroma: bubble gum, sweet and fruity, little funky, brett notes, woody. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: fruity start, wood notes, tannins, bit sweet, brett notes, apples. Aftertaste: little sweet, caramel, red liquorice, hoppy, citrus, soft bitterness, sourish.

2.4
Zlotta (4250) - Hagen, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2016
From 0.33 l bottle at ’HOPPA!’, bottled in November 2015. Slightly hazy, brownish amber with a thin, frothy, tan head. Sweetish-malty, spicy aroma of licorice, aniseed, fennel and some vegetables. Sweetish-malty, very spicy taste of caramel, licorice, tea, aniseed, fennel and some vegetables, followed by a short, slightly bitter, yeasty-spicy finish. Medium body, slightly creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Awful. Don’t like it all.

3.6
androman (3000) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2016
On tap at Butcher’s Tears, Amsterdam. Body is opalescent amber, head is big, beige, rocky, mostly lasting, excellent lacing. Nose is citric, spicy, flavor is flora, hemp, honey, tropical fruits, spices. Medium sweet, medium bitter, light fruity sour. Finish is medium lasting hoppy medium bittersweet, light alcohol warmth. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Quite easy dessertish beer, a bit sweet for me, but tasty.


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