Brewed by Handbrauerei Forstner
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Kalsdorf, Austria


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Starkbier nach belgischer Brauart. Spezielle Abtei-Malze, drei verschiedene Hefestämme, kräftige Aroma-Hopfung und Nachgärzeiten bis zu 6 Monaten bestimmen den außergewöhnlichen Charakter dieses Bieres. Die Weiterentwicklung in der Flasche hält an. Obergärig, Stammwürze: 23,8° Alk. 9,5% voL. Glasempfehlung: großes, kräftiges weites Stilglas.

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FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 11, 2016
330ml bottle (One Pint Pub, Helsinki)
Big estery and almost solventy aroma. Sweetish palate, smooth and soft. Taste is so mellow, sweetish, a bit heady, but not boozy. Super easy drinker not saying 9.5%. However, there is post-swallowing vapouriness. Scary how much drinkability is here from quite a monster. Great street tick!

Werckmeister (3188) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - NOV 22, 2015
0,1l from tap at Craft Bier Fest Wien. brown hazy, small tan head. smells spices, light dried fruits, some grass, plums, raisins. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of spices, obvious alcohol, dried fruits, raisins, grapes. finishes with alcohol and notes of spices and raisins. decent stuff, has some unclean notes. decent enough beer but not the biggest fan.

MarkoNm (2746) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - SEP 25, 2015
From a bottle at the Bevog 2nd anniversary. Pours a fairly clear amber orange color, topped with a small white head. Mild fruity aroma, hardly any of it, really. Sweet taste, a bit boozy with quite hary bittery feel. Malty and a bit too sweet. Too much alcohol presence. Not the best one.

bartlebier (3982) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAR 24, 2015
33cl bottle bb06/2019, courtesy of werckmeister, danke! Enjoyed in Styrian context, accompanying the cinematic Graz&Puntigam scenery of Brenner’s exploits in Das Ewige Leben, 03/2015. - Thick boozy nose of peach marmelade turning into alcoholic Obstler, wheat-malt fruity esters from Weizenbock territory intruding upon spicier Tripel phenols, while trying to balance both. Some caramel, marzipan and a greater helping of aroma hops in the nose than usual. Drinks like a boozy soggy peach marmelade milkshake spiked with white chocolate and marzipan, with the 9,5% running in overdrive. Bit sticky, sharper notes of fermenting apple and pear. A tad better than most of the DE cover versions I’ve had so far, but still not characterised by optimal drinkability like the best BE examples of the style.

Christos (5792) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2015
(Forstner Triple 22) Bottle 330 ml from Saeglopur, thanks! Served into a tulip, ABV 9.5% Dark orange colour on the body, tall thick, off-white head, which starts to collapse fast. Light lacing on the glass. Very nutty aroma, weird but hoppy. Sweet, malty taste, lots of sugars and alcohol. Some fruity notes on the finish. Medium body, average carbonation. Harsh beer but gets easier to drink after a while.

PsychoGunnar (201) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
Smells of Belgian tripel, diffusely cloudy in its colour. Sweet and alcohol heavy, hints of caramel and cherries (?), the overall impression is cozy and warm. Heavy both in taste and aftertaste, more powerful that its Belgian predecessors. The Austrians know what they are doing, in this case.

Sebilinz (2345) - Linz, AUSTRIA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle. Thanks for all the wonderful beers Gerhard. You were one of the real innovators of austrian beer.

Beerhunter111 (20490) - P´Castle, GERMANY - JAN 26, 2014
Trübe bernstein Farbe, geringer Schaum. Geruch süßmalzig, hefig. Geschmack malzig, süß, leicht alkoholisch, leicht holzig.

NordicV (2347) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2013
Grumlig brunorange öl med lättare smutsvitt skum. Doft av malt och alkoholiga vingummitoner. Smaken döljer alkoholen något bättre. Marsipan och bittermandel.

Koelschtrinker (20419) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 14, 2013
Deutlich malziger Antrunk mit leichter Süße. Hefig alkoholisch, positiv. Kurzzeitig sprittig. Erdig, Holz. 11/12/9/11/12/11

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