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

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3.3
corkyrory66 (1999) - BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2016
Contrairement au classement de ratebeer, cette bière n’est aucunement une belgian strong, mais bien une double, c’est indiqué par le brasseur sur l’étiquette ... Double donc de 8 % abv, pour 16,8° plato, et 25 ebu. Malt d’orge, extra malt cara, coriandre, cumin, carvi, candi brun, miel. Houblonnage en golding et saaz. Mon exemplaire était à 9 mois après sa date. Couleur brun roux foncé (87 ebc), et roux en transparence. Bulles fines, en colonnes droites, pas très nombreuses. Mousse qui est un nappage soyeux brun clair à 2 mm. Arômes de fruits mûrs, caramel, miel doux. 1ère bouche souple au bel ensemble malt/houblon avec fruits mûrs. Arrière-bouche longue, avec fruits confits et raisins secs. 2ème inférieure, avec une pointe métallique, et coque de fruits. Arrière-bouche plus courte, plus effacée. 3ème à peu près la même, acceptable. Arrière-bouche sans vrai relief. Longueur avec quelques belles nuances, mais aussi un côté un peu plat. Jambes fines, serrées. Levure soupe, douce, un peu vineuse, belle ligne. Alcool très correct sur le papier pour une double, mais en pratique il est peu actif, et manque son rôle d’amplificateur des saveurs. Finale assez linéaire. CONCLUSION : ce n’est pas une mauvaise double, mais ce n’est pas ce qui servir le style pour le défendre parmi les grands, malgré les ingrédients bien choisis ...

3.4
kermis (13480) - 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.

3.3
deanso (10141) - 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

3.1
markextrae (4424) - Alingsås, 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

3.5
Swaroga (2221) - 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.

4.2
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.

3.1
anders37 (26641) - Malmö, 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.

3
Alengrin (5376) - 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.

2.4
Kr1zz (428) - BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle from Marlou Zonhoven. Dark brown, beige head. Chocolate, candy sugar, spices, malty.

3.7
kraddel (8145) - 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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