Vondel Flemish Brown Ale

Formerly brewed at Riva Brouwerij (Duvel-Moortgat)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Dentergem, Belgium


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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Dark, rich, strong, Flemmish brown ale.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2012
Bottle @ home. Aroma is caramel, molasses, some dust. Meh. Flavour is sweet caramel, some red fruits. Meh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BlackHaddock (6980) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2012
From BA (April 2008): Fancy labelled 330ml Bottle, poured into a Forbidden Fruit challice glass. Now owned/brewed by Liefmans I believe. Deep Ruby Red with a huge biege head sat on top, looked great. Rich molasses and malty aroma, very sickly sweet smell really. Too sweet, the strong alcohol feel is all wrong too. Fizzy and malty, but an unsuspecting tourist beer to me (check out the front label). Just not my cup of tea, it is just a sweet brew, well packaged and playing on the Belgian beer scene like more and more beers seem too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (15126) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2011
Bottle at Cafe Buitenlust, Oirschot. Unclear dark brown color, off-white to beige head. Smell malts, caramel and some decent roastyness. Taste is decent, not much to tell. Low carbo, low to medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
sunevdj (4059) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2011
Bottle from Bager... Thanks! Pours a clear dark brown with a light beige head. Smells of dried friuts. Sweet with aromas of caramel and dried friuts. Also hints of alcohol and residual sugars. Medium to full bodied. Medium to high carbonation. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (19440) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 27, 2011
Malziger, deutlich schokoladiger Antrunk, mit einigem Abstand folgt ein herbes Aroma. Die starke Karbonisierung tuscht eine Zeit lang ber den schmeckbaren Alkoholgehalt hinweg, zum Ende zeigt er sich dann aber doch. Vollmundig, schokoladig, dabei erstaunlich hopfig, was aber vom Malz oft berdeckt wird. Etwas nussig, trocken erdiger aber stimmiger Abgang. Gut! 7/12/11/12//12

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaxiDriver (1775) - Stadland, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2011
Bottle. The aroma of malt, wine and grapes, some Sherry. The large pale beige foamy head has a long duration, the body is nearly black. The taste is a nice balance between a light sourness and malt with a long duration, the finish is mild. The body is medium strong, creamy and fizzy with a lot of carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2011
17th February 2008
Dark sweet beer. Coca cola like with a sour malt undertone. Frothy dry finish with a nice carbonated snap.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Metalchopz (3315) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2010
Comes in a 4-pack with a best before date written on the cap, OCT2010. Pours a crazy off-white foamy head that has pretty good retention and leaves also foamy lacing. Colour is dark raspberry red with vivid carbonation. No sourness in the nose, just strong alcohol and some grain malt. Maybe some light cherries, but still not pleasant enough. Lots of red apples, like MacIntosh, in the taste with slight burn in the finish. Some raisins in aroma and flavours. An average brew, but will try back in a few years, as I have two more to cellar. For now, to strong for nothing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (8128) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 11, 2010
Bottle shared by Nnudd. Dark brown body with a big light tan head. Lots of ripe fruit, caramel and some spicy yeast. Caramel, prune, raisin, molasses and light spicy flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2010
Pours a nice dark reddish amber color. Aromas of fruit, and some other hints, maybe some spices, maybe caramel. Flavor is a bittersweet, malty, and a hint of hops with a nice bittersweet finish.

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