RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Commissioned by "Columbus Management" for Zonhoven.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
corkyrory66 (1856) - BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2016
Contrairement au classement de ratebeer, cette bire nest aucunement une belgian strong, mais bien une double, cest indiqu par le brasseur sur ltiquette ... Double donc de 8 % abv, pour 16,8 plato, et 25 ebu. Malt dorge, extra malt cara, coriandre, cumin, carvi, candi brun, miel. Houblonnage en golding et saaz. Mon exemplaire tait 9 mois aprs sa date. Couleur brun roux fonc (87 ebc), et roux en transparence. Bulles fines, en colonnes droites, pas trs nombreuses. Mousse qui est un nappage soyeux brun clair 2 mm. Armes de fruits mrs, caramel, miel doux. 1re bouche souple au bel ensemble malt/houblon avec fruits mrs. Arrire-bouche longue, avec fruits confits et raisins secs. 2me infrieure, avec une pointe mtallique, et coque de fruits. Arrire-bouche plus courte, plus efface. 3me peu prs la mme, acceptable. Arrire-bouche sans vrai relief. Longueur avec quelques belles nuances, mais aussi un ct un peu plat. Jambes fines, serres. Levure soupe, douce, un peu vineuse, belle ligne. Alcool trs correct sur le papier pour une double, mais en pratique il est peu actif, et manque son rle damplificateur des saveurs. Finale assez linaire. CONCLUSION: ce nest pas une mauvaise double, mais ce nest pas ce qui servir le style pour le dfendre parmi les grands, malgr les ingrdients bien choisis ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (12689) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2016
Bottle shared. Hazy brown with a small off white head. Aroma of dough, spice notes, dark fruit, light caramel and light cocoa. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (10041) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - FEB 17, 2016
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Thick creamy off white head. very hazy dark amber pour. A nice beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (4376) - Alingss, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2015
bottle sample, poured a deep brown colour with a tanned head, dark caramel malts, cacao, brown sugar, small coffee hint, toffee, chocolate, deep red fruits, raisins, sweet aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swaroga (2213) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Very smooth, creamy and soft mouth feel. Aromas are chocolate and dried fruits. Some nuts as well. Flavor is mellow and very balanced. A bit dark honey in it too. A decent brune.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVBEERbE (39) - BELGIUM - JAN 7, 2015
A good mostly lasting head. Dark amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Prune notes- Moderate bitter nice fruity flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (25805) - Malm, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel and weak chocolate aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alengrin (5156) - BELGIUM - NOV 10, 2014
Tasted as Zonderik Dubbel Donker, since 2009. Light beige, creamy head over a dark bronze, misty beer. Aroma of nutty malts, liquorice, coriander, bitter chocolate, cloves, candied dates, some DMS. Dryish taste, nutty maltiness, strong carbo, lots of coriander, creamy finish with some solvents and some roasted bitterness, as well as a late and brief herbal hoppiness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kr1zz (428) - BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle from Marlou Zonhoven. Dark brown, beige head. Chocolate, candy sugar, spices, malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (7693) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle At Barely Legal Tasting Room . Note ; Previously rated mistakingly under the blonde variation . Moved rating 1 month after , when I finally realized this . Pours dark brown , with a bordeaux glow. good yet fast fading white head . Smell is dark malts, bit sweet , complex, earthy , Taste is bit bitter, some sweetness . interesting flavors in the back ( would have liked them more up front ) like dark fruits, hop bitter ( the bitterness that dominates the taste is not really hoppy per se ) an almost chocolaty finish- yet not completely . The taste is a bit comparable to chocolate, but it is different . Maybe one of those descibed ingredients that I dont really know ? Ok to nice beer . bit ordinary cause the special tastes are way to much hidden in the back .

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