Brewed by Kleinbrouwerij De Glazen Toren
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Erpe-Mere, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 350   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Beer made by female members of OPA Aalst (local branch of Zythos vzw) and now released for mothers’ day.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TAR (2732) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Dark rust. Persistent custardlike froth dots the glass with some lace. Exquisite aromas of black tea, anise, toasted bread, red currants, anise, date sugar, ripe plum, banana bread, rock candy, spice cake, flowery hops, etc. Secondary notes of gum, concord grape and puttylike yeast. Somewhat spicily phenolic, as well. Expansive, softly prickly carbonation. Airy and fiercely spicy with immediate clove warmth and alcohol. Immensely luscious, multilayered malt soon takes foothold as it offers up a deep spice cookie and plummy brightness along with fresh baked banana bread and an earthy breadcrust contrast. Considerable residuals from the candy sugar, though there is plenty of underlying gummy, yeasty luster and fruity esters to thwart any cola-like character from encroaching. Otherwise the sugar purely dazzles with malt-enhancing sweetness. High attenuation and exceptionally clean malt makes for endless quaffability. Telltale lilac-drenched Styrians add to the appetizing nature as they assertively deliver a lip-smacking wallop. Dried fruit twang imparts the faintest bit of flabbiness, but stops shy of overexertion thanks to the ongoing firm maltiness. Closes dryly malty, firmly cookielike and phenolic with an equilibrium of caramelized raisin and sassy clove accompanied by a tardy flourish of bright floral hop burps. Aside from the minor flabbiness, this is a quality dubbel all-around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
murran (627) - - MAY 12, 2017
Pours an amber body with a thick head. Sugary aroma with a woody touch. Taste is sugary malty tones with a nice creamy feel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
carlom (36) - ITALY - APR 21, 2017
Colore ambrato chiaro, schiuma abbondante compatta e persistente, al naso malto, lieviti, nocciola, caramello, sapori di albicocca, nocciole e note di frutta secca. Corpo medio, birra secca con finale leggermente amaro ma non luppolato, più una dubbel che una strong ale, in ogni caso una birra estremamente piacevole.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
CofradiaMCarlosV (38) - SPAIN - APR 3, 2017
Esta cerveza creemos que tuvo un momento mejor h empieza a estar un poco pasada. Aún así, no nos ha parecido mala.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (7490) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2017
How: Bottle.
Where: Tasting at Björn, 2017-03-04.
Appearance: Dark amber/brown colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Caramel, hops, spices, raisin, some fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, spices, hops, yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer5000 (6385) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2017
Bottle. Quite clear reddish amber body with a big tan head. A bit weak in aroma, mild malt and spices. Flavor has more complexity, sweet malt, toast, spices, Belgium yeast, slightly fruity and moderate bitterness, alcohol is well hidden. Fine balanced body and nice aftertaste. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TEJA (2975) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2017
Bottle shared by Björn thanks. Big and semi lasting off white head. Light clowdy copper color. Very fresh and fruity aroma. Equally fresh and fruity taste with a dry and crisp taste. Low bitterness and mild Belgian taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (7608) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2017
Bottle. Pours copper with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruitiness, spices, yeast and red apples . Flavor is sweet and fruity with some berries, malt, yeast and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (2622) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 10, 2017
hazy dark amber to mahogany colour, huge, dense yellowish-beige-ish head; aroma of dried fruits like plum, apricot and raisins, lemony, barnyard, herbal, and maybe some chocolate notes, taste of raisins, plum jam, some burnt woody notes, hints of chocolate and herbal medicinal bitterness; great beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sissio (1589) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 30, 2017
bottle @ home 8.3% clear copper, cappuccino head alcohol, caramel and honey, dry apricots, yeasts, sweet malts bitterish, dry fruit, figs, almonds,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
simontomlinson (292) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Fluffy beige head soon left a cover on a light oak coloured, finely effervescent body. Malty treacle aroma. Medium to thin body, smooth to the fore & tingly over the tongue. Thin on the back. Slightly cloying. Dark stewed fruits, malt, brown sugar & raisin to the fore with a fruity, tangy back with apricot.

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