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Brewed by De Dochter van de Korenaar
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baarle-Hertog, Belgium

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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Wrapped bottle, striped red paper with sticker "Peated whiskey cask" on the lower right end of the "logo"
An 9% ABV beer in which the fermented sugars were all obtained from malt (20 degrees Plato). A generous dose of hops and a long maturation time makes this beer best of the best. This beer is bottle conditioned and will go through taste evolution during many years. Selected by the brewer from his best peated whisky casks. Matured for a quarter of a year. Winner of the Zythos Beer Festival (ZBF) consumer prize 2011. (Translation by Martinus)

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2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Bottle from Gator Beverage in Gainesville. Wrapped in red paper for extra super fanciness. Pours dark brown with a one finger yellowish creamy kahki head that lingers for a bit. A bit of ruby on the sides in the light. Smell is all peat, paint thinner, wood. Yikes, complex but does not smell like something you should drink. Flavor is straight up peat whiskey and motor oil. Nothing Belgian about this. A little fruit comes out after your palate gets used to the smokey peat. No reason for this to be in a bomber size. Share it. Let it warm up, too. Fruit flavors come out as it warms. Really need to be in the mood for this. I can appreciate the whiskey, but not what I was looking for when I popped a Belgian brew. Pretty much the opposite.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3854) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2013
Brown bottle, 660 ml, from and with Philippe Wouters (merci!), savoured on January 11 2012; eye: dark brown, semi-opaque, beige head, light lacing; nose: peat, smoke, roasted barley, molasses, toffee, light woody; mouth: peat, smoke, roasted barley, molasses, toffee, light woody, finale in peat with presence of malt, medium-full body, not much carbonation, lightly sweet, rich texture; overall: quite fine FRANAIS Bouteille brune, 660 ml, de et avec Philippe Wouters (merci!), savoure le 11 janvier 2013; il : brun fonc, semi-opaque, mousse beige, lgre dentelle; nez : tourbe, fum, orge torrfie, mlasse, toffee, lger bois; bouche : tourbe, fum, orge torrfie, mlasse, toffee, lger bois, finale en tourbe avec prsence de malt, corps moyen-cors, peu carbonate, lgrement sucre, texture riche; en rsum : bien bon

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BRW (2260) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 13, 2013
Pours dark with tan head. Wood and roasted aromas. It didnt taste "peaty" at all, just some wood.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
9er (89) - Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2013
I had this at Maxs tap house in Baltimore for the Belgian beer fest. it was awesome! Smokey malt and bacon flavor after-taste... This is a mans beer to sip in a relaxed state of mind. The full thick texture and presence of dark resin taste from the barrel aging makes this slightly semi sweet beer is really nice. The alcohol is well balanced and wonderful!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OllieBBommel (1518) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2013
[email protected], 660 ml. Head: delicate, beige foam. Colour: clear, ruby brown. Aroma: smoked, bitter sweet. Taste: smoked, bitter sweet. Palate: mild, lasting bitter sweet bdy. Overall: very nice. Like to see it developing over the years.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (2151) - Gdańsk, POLAND - FEB 16, 2013
375ml bottle. Dark brown/red with small grey head. Nose : smoke, alcohol, chocolate, dried fruits, mostly plums. Sweet. Sip : thick body, oily texture. Low carbonation. Sweet chocolate and smoked wood are the main flavours dominating from the start. Alcohol taste remonds me the one from aged rhum or whysky. Fruits and chocolate are revealed next and last long. Very nice and delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7196) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2013
Bouteille de 660 ml obtenue via Importations Prives Biropholie. Arme: Odeur de prunes avec une pointe de tourbe fume. Apparence: La couleur est brune fonce. Prsence dun mince col beige mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got de caramel et de petit fruit avec une pointe de tourbe fume. Longue dure de larrire got. Saveur: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrire got lgrement tourbeux. (Rating #4611)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2013
As a lover of peat and beer, this was really enjoyable. Id be happy with only a small amount though. A touch sweet. Alot of peat. Nice chewiness and breadiness to it. Loved it overall

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (13183) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2013
A hazed reddish copper ale with a thick brown head. In aroma, smokey peated caramel malt with treacle, wood extract, dark fruits, interessing. In mouth, uber peated with iodine, woodm herbas, nice alcohol, whiskey-like.Tasted at GRMs tasting.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - JAN 22, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2013 660 ml bottle - aged for two years in perfect cellar conditions - pours murky brown with amber hints; creamy head - beige like a caffe latte. Aroma of roasted nuts, soy sauce, plums, coffee, a bit of peat but very nice and balanced, subtle. Medium body with just a tad too much sweetness that covers a bit too much the peated effect. Taste is going to a quad; bread, malt and a tad of peatiness. LIKE! ------ a fresh off the shelve 2013 version. Sampled at +15C. Delicious vanilla and cream aromas (vanilla pudding), sweet oak, and caramel and malts. Huge beer, seriously underestimated.


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