Vicaris Generaal Special Edition

Formerly brewed at Dilewyns
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Dendermonde, Belgium


on tap


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
Vicaris Generaal with a lactic fermentation.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bontus (804) - Flanders, - JAN 9, 2013
75cl bottle straight from the brewery. Pours dark ruby / brown. Big pale tan head. Nose is lactic sour, aromas and flavours are pretty modest and that’s a downside. It’s different than the regular Generaal but it lacks the punch that other "special reservas" are famous for. PS: I would love to cook carbonades with this beer.

Kr1zz (402) - BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle 75cl bought at Diesters Beerfestival about 2 years ago. Pours nice hazy bown with a red glow and a big beige/brown head. Nose: roasted malts, caramel, sour, wood, port/wine licorice. Taste: soft to medium carbonation. Creamy texture, roasted malts, nutty flavour, earthy, slightly dry, some port/wine hints, caramel, slightly bitter, alcoholic warmth. Very well balanced!

MrW (760) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2015
Bottle at home.
Dark brown colour, small creamy beige head.
Aroma is fruity, acid, wood.
Off taste, paint, acid, vinous.
Mild carbo.

teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - OCT 15, 2015
Bottle split at ChrisO tasting, London. It pours a dark amber / copper color with a small tan head. Aroma is tangy and musty, with light notes of red wine, dark fruits, light tart cherries and caramel. Taste is medium sweet with cherry marmalade, caramel and toffee. Light tart notes of lemon cherries and light vinegar. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, nice one

Trappist1 (682) - Diest, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2014
750ml bottle. Gusher. Brown color with a Brown head, huge foam. Nose:alcohol perfume, wild yeast, very strong nose. Taste:malts, wild yeast, bit of iron /fry in the back. Good to too much carbonation, bitter taste with a sour hint, all in balance. Hmm, this is already an older bottle, had the limited edition before, can?t remember it was so distinct on the wild yeast. Definitely a surprise. But not fully convinced that this is what was wanted for. Odd.

Alengrin (5779) - BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2014
Vicaris Generaal in 75 cl bottles with lactic fermentation. Thick but quickly dissipating, yellowish beige head, pure bronze colour with copper hue, hazy. Complex aroma of walnuts, bitter chocolate, apple, white grapes, sherry, orange peel, wine vinegar, coffee powder. Fruity, sweet onset (pineapple, red apple), tart sour cream and dry sherry effect as in an oud bruin, deep nutty, caramelly, somewhat chocolatey maltiness, light roasted Scotch-like bitterness in the finish as in the regular version, with the drying tartness from the onset and some herbal hop bitterishness. Interesting.

mR_fr0g (13657) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle shared at Chriso’s mid-week lasting 03/07/14. Clouded orange / red with a lastingoff white head. Aroma is musty tart cherry, with sweet caramel malts. Flavour is musty dusty with a light tart. Palate is effervescent, airy on the tongue. Pretty good.

Jerre (3826) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
Thx to Vincent Dilewyns. Taste dec. ’12. (75cl bottle shared with William) Hazy dark brown color, with beige head. Medium body.
Taste: sweet, malts, woods, bit sourness, caramel.

kraddel (9170) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2014
Pours clear , very dark copper , huge white head
Smell is dry , funky , brett , bit sweet .
Taste is funky , some dark malts , but brett , bit sweet . Light mouthfeel , too much carbo .

Theydon_Bois (20905) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle at Chriso going Dutch tasting, 03/07/14.
Murky dark orange amber with a moderate beige covering.
Nose is spice, caramel, dark fruits, dates.
Taste comprises toffee, spice, dark fruit rinds, cake mix, dark malt.
Medium bodied, spritzy carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok sour, little over carbed.

madmitch76 (25809) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
3rd July 2014
Craig on Heat Tasting at ChrisO’s. Hazy amber beer, good pale cream colour head. Palate is airy and light, mild fine carbonation. Sweetish fruits and floralness. Candy fruits. Touch of violets. Light airy finish. Fine but not special!

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