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Brewed by Gulpener Bierbrouwerij
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Gulpen, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A royal Special top-fermenting beer for a heart-warming wintery day...

New recipe, ingredients: water, malt - barley, wheat, hops, spices. NOTE: 2008 is actually released in the winter 2008/2009.

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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spkevin (433) - Doetinchem, - MAR 5, 2012
Bottle. Dark amber pour with a good white head. Some lacing on the glass. Berries and other fruits in the aroma. Berries again in the taste with alcohol hints. Some Bock hints. A bit too much alcohol hints but surely drinkable.


2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jerohen (2244) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2017
Bottled at home, gift from my wife. Dark brown colored, small beige head. Complex nose of roasted malts, caramel, molasses, and quite some spices. A lot less complexity in flavor, roasted malts and spices, quite harsh, unrefined. Promising nose, disappointing favor.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sjorsvdg (509) - NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2017
Winterbier met een zoet-kruidige smaak en dito aroma. Karamel, gebrande mout, anijs. Prima.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pongauer (85) - Maassluis, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2017
a very watery winterbeer. not really on par with the other big brewers who offer winterbeer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gaelic (176) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2017
Ruby red with a cream brown head. Lots of smell of caramel, a bit too much for me. I would prefer it more with less carmel. Soft bitters.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Icedwarf (1522) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2016
Robijnrood bier met weinig schum. Smaak is licht bitter en zoet met iets van karamel en drop. Gewoon een goed en degelijk winterbier.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EvNa (253) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2016 Bottle. Color: Ruby to chestnut brown, fast disappearing beige head. Taste: Sweet malts, spices, cinnamon, licorice. Hints of chocolate. Finish is tending more to the bitter side. Medium body, soft carbonation. Nice winter warmer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gyhallmanti (397) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2016
33cl bottle at home. Pours a clear dark brown colour with no head. Aroma of spices, malts, red fruit, caramel, grain. Taste is sweet, soft bitter with a soft bitter finish. Notes of raisins, red fruits, caramel, malts, grainy, chocolate. Texture is watery to oily, medium bodied with flat carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bijl (505) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2016 Amber donkerood helder bier. Creme schuimkraag die goed begind maar later geheel weg is. Ook geen laagje. Je ruikr direct karamel, ook iets donker fruitigs. En een lichte kruidigheid.De smaak, zoals de geur doet verwachten, is karamelzoet licht kruidig en licht bitter. Wat alcohol verwarming op het einde en licht geroosterde mout. Medium body.... Zoet en plakkerig mondgevoel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Inoven (596) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2016
Flesje (30 cl). Robijnrood tot bruin bier met redelijk stevige, licht beige schuimkraag. Het aroma verraadt de caramelsmaak al. In de smaak komt ook het fruit naar boven. De caramelsmaak blijft lang hangen.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SimonBlok (468) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2016
33 cl bottle at home. Pours clear brown with low off-white head. Aroma: juniper, skunky, plastic. Taste: Medium sweetness with medium bitterness. Notes of spices, licorice, caramel. Texture is oily with low carbonation.


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