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Canaster Winterscotch Ale - KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren

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Canaster Winterscotch AleCanaster Winterscotch Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

105 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Name : “One used to praise their beer, which was called Canaster, it was drink and food, even for a long trip”

(Beer added by: goodbyeohio on 01-04-2006)
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Reviews by NorCalYeti:
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NorCalYeti

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taste: bittersweet, roasted chocolate maly, slight taste of rose petal in the finish.

Color: deep amber-cherry.

Clarity: opaque but clean.

Smell: sour apples, belgian/barleywine-like.

Body: medium, sharp, dry finish.

Appearance: nice color, off-white head, active carbonation.

Notes and comments: i was expecting a pronounced "butterscotch" taste but didn't find much, above average dark belgian strong ale but not a favorite style of mine.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2009 05:11:15 | More by NorCalYeti
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-27-2014 21:05:47 | More by DrBier
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-18-2014 02:18:34 | More by wrightst
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cannot remember where I picked this one up but it has been in the basement for a while so I figured I better give it a run. Outstanding looking beer, hazy brown with a fluffy head that stuck around grabbed the glass, stunning. Good aroma but not great. Flavor was great, tasty and smooth, did a good job of masking the alcohol which gives bonus points overall. The flavor improved as it warmed. It was a very good beer that I enjoyed very much and would purchase again depending upon the cost which I simply do not remember.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2014 02:56:54 | More by JamieDuncan
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afsdan

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

05-28-2014 23:22:22 | More by afsdan
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

05-23-2014 21:57:38 | More by Latarnik
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metter98

New York

3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is very hazy amber brown in color. It poured with a finger and a half high beige colored head that died down but has good retention properties and consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of candi sugar and caramel are present in the nose along with notes of yeast and hints of dark fruits.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that candi sugars aren't noticeable and there is instead malty sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Although it seems a bit malty for the style, this beer is rather easy to drink because it masks any traces of alcohol from the taste.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2014 02:31:32 | More by metter98
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GCBrewery

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-20-2014 12:20:53 | More by GCBrewery
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nyrblue2

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-19-2014 01:51:43 | More by nyrblue2
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DustinSWB

Florida

3/5  rDev -22.3%

03-30-2014 23:18:50 | More by DustinSWB
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RuckusDu

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

02-25-2014 02:59:05 | More by RuckusDu
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pathman

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-02-2014 00:00:12 | More by pathman
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

12-15-2013 22:37:04 | More by NYR_Rob
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

12-10-2013 19:13:32 | More by DeutschesBier
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-07-2013 16:15:24 | More by qcbrewer
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Fluffy four-finger head. Rocky settling. The lace becomes large spots. Brown color with a bit of a haze. Some light shines through.

Sweet and high in alcohol to the nose, like a barley wine. Some cherry and molasses notes.

The taste matches the smell--semisweet treacle and warming alcohol. There are elements of brandy with this beer. No noticeable hop. Thick, rich mouthfeel. The carbonation is light, enhancing this effect.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 23:49:08 | More by smcolw
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Sonofalime

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-22-2013 21:21:17 | More by Sonofalime
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beernads

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

08-22-2013 13:35:58 | More by beernads
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

06-18-2013 14:13:02 | More by mrfrancis
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samEBC

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-28-2013 07:19:54 | More by samEBC
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yankeepride

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This may be the LOUDEST beer I've ever poured. It came out super-fizzy, but not like champagne. It had that clingy-bubbly behavior like when root beer gets poured over ice cream. It was crackling and popping in the glass for a while, but eventually settled down into that typical deep caramel I expected to see. Smell is by far the worst of my senses, but I could smell almost nothing at all off of this one. Really enjoyed the flavor, with just enough sweetness without an overbearing texture to go perfectly with our venison-and-onions dinner.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 00:54:18 | More by yankeepride
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-31-2013 03:56:54 | More by schopenhauerale
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Petrus glass on 12/30/12

The appearance is a cloudy brown with caramel highlights. The head is fizzy and rises quickly to three fingers before deflating leaving lace in the shape of flames flicking up the side of the glass.

The aroma is welcoming. Notes of grassy and slightly herbal hops, biscuit dust, pastry crust and apple pie drizzled in caramel. Hints of grapes and figs.

This doesn't taste like I was expecting. The hops are strong and have a spicy, herbal presence. Malts aren't hurting, what with bread, caramel and toasted sugars and all, but overall this is drier than I would have expected. Hints of pepper. The hops exhibit more grassiness after a while. Faint fruit notions.

The feel is on the high side of medium (though at times it seems watery); the body is a little slick and sugary but not overly so. Carbonation is high but settles to a moderate level. The finish is spiced and dry.

All in all, Canaster took me by surprise; I reckon that was easy to do since I had no particular expectations. This is probably worth a shot if you like semi-sweet, spicy/herbal things. I didn't let it chill in the fridge very long, which was a good idea.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 05:43:14 | More by Ryan011235
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-04-2013 15:29:48 | More by Thorpe429
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Radome

California

3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served from a 750 ml bottle bought in Brussels.

A - The beer was attractively packaged in wrapping paper, but when I unwrapped it, I was dismayed to see that the beer had leaked a bit from below the cap. The leak was dried and obviously old. There was still a good carbonation when it was opened, so maybe the beer's ok. I had stored it in my cellar on its side since buying it, so there should not have been any environmental problems to cause the leak. The beer is an opaque, murky, deep brown. The head is off-white, very fluffy and thick.

S - The aroma is all about malt. Toasty biscuits, graham crackers, molasses, prunes and figs. But there is also a crisp earthy hop aroma in the finish that adds complexity. There is a metallic smell that I'm not sure should be there, maybe a result of the cap leak. No obvious notes from Belgian yeast.

T - The malt dominates again, with bready, Munich malt flavor, prunes/raisins/figs and brown sugar or molasses notes. Like the aroma, there is a hit of earthy hops late in the palate that breaks the sweetness and adds complexity. A hint of alcohol in the background. No noticeable yeast characteristics. This beer does have a taste profile similar to a Scotch ale, rather than a typical Belgian Dark Strong Ale.

M - Thick, creamy body. Tingly carbonation. A hint of alcohol burn. Medium hops bitterness.

O - This is an enjoyable strong Scotch-type ale. I was worried I had a ruined bottle when I saw the "leakage", but it turned out well. I would be interested to see if an undamaged bottle would be even better. I marked down the appearance score because of the cap problems, but otherwise I scored this one pretty highly.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 22:05:50 | More by Radome
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Canaster Winterscotch Ale from KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren
87 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.