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Brewed by Dilewyns
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Dendermonde, Belgium

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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Vicaris Winter heeft een roodbruine kleur met een mooi getinte schuimkraag en een vol veelzijdig smaakpallet. Het is gebrouwen met drie soorten mout en twee soorten hop. Het winterbier is het eerste Vicarisbier met kruiden en ideaal om van te genieten tijdens koude winteravonden. Vicaris Winter is enkel te verkrijgen van november t.e.m. maart (zolang de voorraad strekt). http://vicaris.be/online/?page_id=141

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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Draft. Copper pour with nice head. Caramel, licorice. Light carbonation with sour bitter body ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
erickok (5829) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2017
Almost black, beige head. Dark cake like malt sweetness, some rye, herbal. Very Belgian. Almost knäckebröd like malty taste, including the seeds. Sweet and indulging, spicy edge. Very Belgian and sweet but fairly well done. (33cl bottle from Prik&Tik Leuven)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rugamu (169) - SPAIN - FEB 4, 2017
Gran cerveza navideña, con olor a pan y chocolate luego en boca es como tener un bizcocho, muy muy agradable, volveré a tomarla

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rikstar (2555) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2017
0,33l fles van 2014. Briuine kleur met een licht bruine kraag. Geur en smaak met cacao en koffie ook rijp rood fruit en een vleugje banaan.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
josanguapo (1506) - SPAIN - JAN 23, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2017 From Belgiuminabox. 2012 edition. In Grimbergen glass. Playing A Golden Wake. Simply superb. Full of tasty dark fruits with a strong bitter bite to compensate. Reminds me westy 12. I Dont know if its for the age such a greatness, but I?ll soon find out soon...24 Jan 2017: From Belgiuminabox. In Grimbergen glass. Playing A Golden Wake. Maybe the 2011 version was a bit softer and more balanced but this one is still great nonetheless 25 Jan 2017: From Beergium. In Grimbergen glass. Playing A Golden Wake. As good as the other ones I tasted recently from previous years. Maybe age smooth its a bit improving it, but this is great too

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonkiedeaap (721) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle from Dranken Verheyen in Poppel Belgium. The beer is dark brown colored and has a large creamy head with nice carbonation. The aroma is malty and fruity with notes of roasted malts and dark fruits, also caramel and dark fruits, licorice, yeast, spices and a little alcohol. The taste is full bodied and sweet with caramel and licorice but also roasted malts, and then comes a light bitterness with yeast and spices. Finish is warming alcohol and spices, a little dry and light bitter. Nice beer!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MelvinKalksma (1414) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2016

Aroma:
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, wood, dark fruit, chocolate, bread, roasted malts and spices.

Appearance:
Turbid/opaque ruby/dark brown beer with heavy yeast and with a slight/medium beige head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, wood, dark fruit and chocolate; ends slightly bitter and dry with bread, roasted malts and spices.

Overall:
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Had the pleasure to have the 2014 version and it was amazing. So much roasted malts for a Belgian Ale. Great at everything, but even more so in terms of flavour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepatrickman (1221) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 16, 2016
2015, on draft (seriously) in Maine. This tastes like waking up on Christmas morning and eating breakfast. It tastes like rum raisin bread. It tastes like sweet, molasses-covered Christmas pudding. It’s big, decadent, and a treat this time of year.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopverdju (1052) - BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2016
2015. Donkerbruin, bijna zwart bier met beige schuim. Geur: mout, fruitig, kandij. Smaak: zoet, noterig, zoethout, licht bittertje. Goede koolzuurprikkel. Redelijk volmondig. Afdronk: wat plakkerig zoet. Lekkere winter warmer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mice (910) - FINLAND - AUG 2, 2016
Hyvin tummanruskea, kirkas olut kohtalaisella vaahdolla, jota jää pieni reunus nauttimisen ajaksi. Tuoksu ei ensialkuun tuntunut oikein miltään, mutta hetken päästä se aukeaa kunnolla. Siitä löytyy vahvalla otteella tummaa suklaata ja höysteenä kevyttä paahteisuuta. Maku paahteisen karamellinen, suklainen, hieman katkeran kahvinen ja mausteinen. Suutuntuma keskitäyteläinen ja runsashiilihappoinen. Makea, mutta toisaalta melko kuiva.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rubin77 (1750) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 6, 2016
F: big, brownish, average lasting. C: dark brown with red tones against the light. A: chocolate malt, coffee, liquorice, brown sugar, raisins, prunes, light dark cherries, hint of alcohol, spicy, hint of cinnamon, nutmeg, light vinous. T: chocolate malt, dark dried fruits, plums, cherries, coffee, dark chocolate, raisins, cinnamon, caramel, molasses, vinous, very sweet but good balanced with full body, lower carbonation, worth to try, winter 2014, 0,33l bottle from Maenhout supermarket in Oostende.


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