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Cuvee Angelique - KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren

Cuvee AngeliqueCuvee Angelique

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

131 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.23%


Brewed by:
KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"The "Speciale Belge" beer style was created in 1904 for a brewing contest that was organized by the Universities of Belgium. The goal was to improve the quality of Belgian beer. The winner was a new style, called "Belge". Due to the success in the contest, a number of brewers decided to brew the style and called it "Speciale Belge".
A "Speciale Belge" is pale amber in color (slighly darker than a pilsner) as brewers tried to copy the color of pilsner in a top fermenting ale. Later the color became darker as pilsners became very common to prove that the style is something special.

After the second world war, when the quality of life in Belgium increased, several brewers created a "Speciale Belge" with a higher alcohol content, called a "Dubbel Special Belge".

The beer has a big body, high effervescence, and a deep caramel flavor. There's a slight amount of yeast based sourness that creeps in to offer balance, with a flavor that reminds of dates or caramel covered apple.
Today the "Dubbel Speciale Belge" no longer exists, the current higher gravity beer styles are trappist, abbey ales and so on. Therefore Brouwerij de Glazen Toren decided to recreate this special beer style. "

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 07-20-2007)
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SLeffler27

New York

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours clear, dark copper (SRM 14-16) in a DeGlazen tulip glass. A one-half inch, creamy, off-white head dissipates to a thin blanket, leaving fine lacing. Viscous legs are deposited with each swirl.

Sweet candied fruit, including cherry, date, and mandarin orange. A background of toasted malt includes light spices and floral notes.

The flavor is surprisingly bitter, but otherwise follows the nose. A long, dry finish is less fruity or sweet.

Full body with warming alcohol, woolly texture, and light astringency.

This is a nice contemplative beer and was enjoyed with a hunk of strong, crystalline parmesan on a cool, drizzly autumn day.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 22:35:32 | More by SLeffler27
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle, once again wrapped in thin, crinkly paper - the label, it would seem, upon further unsurprising investigation. On to the beer - the "Angel's Cut" - very nice, evocative of fine whiskey, and whatnot.

This beer pours a hazy red-brick amber hue, with a teeming tower of puffy, thickly foamy, and amusingly bubbly ecru head, which leaves some sudsy tree branch lace in spots around the glass as it genially recedes.

It smells rather lightly, but still pleasantly, of biscuity caramel malt, a semi-sweet indistinct nuttiness, some ethereal citrus rind notes, a peppery clove/coriander spiciness, earthy, and almost prickly yeast, and a quite faint prune and plump raisin dark fruitiness. The taste is more grainy, moderately biscuity pale and caramel malt, edgy baker's yeast, a subtly informing zesty lemon and sour orange fruitiness, some thin demarara sugar, equally understated black fruit esters, hints of generic mocha, and a soft red wine mustiness.

The bubbles are pretty equitable in their plain, inoffensive rendering, the body a strange, heretofore unexpected medium-light weight for the style, and smooth in a hard water sort of sense. It finishes barely off-dry, the grainy pale, somewhat bready malt hangin' tough, while the yeast, black fruit, and lingering zesty spice all perform well as far as their coda is concerned.

Once again, this brewery goes and messes with my expectations of entrenched Belgian styles. This time, it's a much less sweet version of the BSDA than I've come to know and love, and yet still be happy to throw my money and liver at. Tasty - weirdly so, and somehow beguiling (angelic?) in its dryness, this one's drinkability cannot, and shall not, be assailed - the big ABV be damned.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 05:34:50 | More by biboergosum
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Blindpigbiz

California

3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Style/abv: dubbel/8.3%

Smell: nutty with subtle orange notes and malts

Taste: rich-woody notes, mild ginger, raw almonds, dark chocolate malts (75% dark), unfiltered apple juice, and subtle hints of piney hops

Pairs great with honey baked ham and steamed carrots with mashed potatoes. Ask for the extra gravy

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 20:37:22 | More by Blindpigbiz
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared at GRG1313’s tasting.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel and citrus flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty but smells slightly better in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 01:01:47 | More by UCLABrewN84
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a light amber color with two fingers of fluffy white head that quickly recedes to a film. Lacing is very good.

S: Belgian yeast brings out must, peppercorn, clove, lemon zest, and light spices. A bit of prune brings some sweetness.

T: Surprisingly quite dry. Lemon zest pairs with slight dark fruit sweetness for a refreshing flavor. The finish is some booze and a nice amount of clove and peppercorn.

M: Quite dry with medium to high carbonation.

O: I was expecting this to be a bit sweeter and more full. However, it was nicely complex and the flavors worked quite well together. Certainly on the lighter side of BSDA, this was quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 02:23:18 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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rangerred

Tennessee

4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Saw a 750ml of this on the shelf for $4.99 so I decided why not. Never heard of it before. There is no date or any kind of code anywhere on the bottle that I could find.

Poured into a goblet, it is slightly hazy and medium reddish-brown. A white head with ok retention caps the beer and is not especially impressive.

The aroma seemed quite oxidized at first with lots of wet cardboard/sherry notes. Underneath it is dark brown sugar and tofee along with dark fruit. Letting the beer warm really brings out some character.

More sherry and brown sugar on the taste along with a healthy dose of raisins and plums. Mouthfeel is on the sticky side but just stops short of being too sweet. Alcohol is fairly well hidden and provides just a little bit of warming.

Overall, I feel like this probably has some age on it as it tastes oxidized but it is really complimentary to the other flavors. Not sure I would pick it up again as this is not my favorite style but I'm glad I took the chance.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 02:29:40 | More by rangerred
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: deep amber, a little hazy...mildly-silky, off-white head - decent retention, misty cap

S: on a quick pass, smells like a fruited gueuze....likely not as bright in fruitiness, but more balanced toward mellow candy-like malt and phenols

T: this was my third time I had this - tasted better/fresher this time - my immediate impression is that of a dubbel blended with a gueuze.... musty-sour, budding Brett "infection"...bit of a muted sour cherry or raspberry...some vaguely caramelized malt sweetness that gets buffed out a bit by the wild-yeast bitter-funk... light roasted nut or nutty malt late in the aftertaste

M: very much like (see above) a dubbel blended with a gueuze - of the dubbel, some rounded, lightly dextrin-ous body, somewhat soft and smooth, with a nice bit of alcohol warmth in the finish....of the gueuze, a bit of an unfiltered, flour-y funk/tang, the touch of tartness tingling the tongue with acidic bitterness...maybe a little residual body, but with the lightly-funky finish comes a dry, cleansing wash

O: an interesting effort, to say the least - definitely worth trying once

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2013 00:27:18 | More by Bouleboubier
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed 1/13/13

Thanks for this one that totaly flew under my radar, DaftCaskBC!!

Appearance. Pours a cloudy amber-orange with over a finger of amber-tinted head.

Smell. Very fruity! Dark fruits, oranges, caramel, green grapes, raisins, and a little brown sugar and spicy belgian yeast.

Taste. Caramel, brown sugar, spicy belgian yeast, raisins, even a little coffee and maybe some cocoa powder. Nothing is overpowering or even especially stong, but the flavours blend in a very nice way. Just fantastic tasting!

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body with medium-low, smooth carbonation. Just a little bit sticky, but not much of a complaint.

Overall. A fantastic beer!! Amazingly easy to drink and very nice flavours in a great balance. Really enjoyed it, thanks again DaftCaskBC.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 04:29:28 | More by Rutager
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: deep copper color, clear, rich creamy, dense head with incredibly tight bubbles
S: medium to full, creamy roasted malt, yeasty
T: a very nice beer, rounded, well-made with deep roasted malt up front with strong nuttiness, good hop finish that is very balanced, some yeasty finish
M: rounded and well-made beer, a bit astringency in finish but nothing too distracting

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 02:43:11 | More by wisrarebeer
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: 1/2" tan coloured head over cloudy brown liquid.

S: Prunes, raisins, pears, flowers and grass.

T: Caramel, dry red wine, prunes, raisins, pears, with walnuts in the finish.

M: Quite dry with medium to thick viscosity and a high level of fine carbonation.

O: Quite a bit different than most of the style. Firstly, it is more dry than sweet. Secondly, the flavours are also quite unique. But this is not a bad thing, because I enjoyed this beer a lot.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 02:48:06 | More by DaftCaskBC
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle into chalice, bottled 4/28/2007(over 5 years!) Pours lightly hazy dark reddish copper color with a small 1 finger off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of big prune, raisin, toast, molasses, apple, caramel, toffee, earth, herbal, biscuit, red grape, and yeast spices. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity. A bit malty sweet, but it was expected with the age of this bottle. Taste of caramel, toast, molasses, toffee, raisin, prune, earth, herbal, pepper, and yeast spices. Lingering notes of dark fruit, caramel, toast, toffee, molasses, and yeast spices on the finish for a short bit. Nice flavor balance and complexity; but slightly light and dry on the finish. No cloying sweetness. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and slick mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. This is definitely a sipper. Overall this is a very nice Dubbel. This held up well and definitely caramelized over time. A lot of flavor complexity and nice balance. Would not mind trying a less aged bottle in the future.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 04:02:23 | More by superspak
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TheBeerWatcher

Belgium

4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from web shop Belgian Beer Station. Hazy amber. Moderate carbonation. Very beautiful tan foam, creamy and stable. Aroma is sweet, toasted malts, caramel, fruity freshness. Very inviting. Taste: wonderful and unique, rather complex with sweetness, sourness and bitterness, all well balanced. Full and sweet finish with a touch of bitterness. Mouthfeel: medium body, not too sticky sweet Overall: a very well balanced "Dobbel Speciale Belge": a mix of 2 styles, a perfect blend of the malty sweetness of a double and the freshness of a speciale belge

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 14:21:19 | More by TheBeerWatcher
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barczar

Kentucky

3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, opaque tawny brown with a solid quarter inch cream head that lingers as a thin layer of foam.

Bruised dark fruit (plums, dates), brown sugar, belgian yeast, and lactic acid comprise the aroma.

A wine-like sourness underlies the flavor profile, which has a backbone consisting of slightly sweet malt. Subtle hints of wood and pepper add complexity, with a bit of belgian yeast character surfacing mid palate. An overly toasted note lingers in the aftertaste.

Body is moderate, with moderate to high carbonation and a zesty, crisp finish.

Overall, an interesting beer. Caught between a belgian dubbel and a sour, it offers interesting contrasts. Would have preferred a bit more malt complexity.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2012 01:49:17 | More by barczar
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51mmz0rz

New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Weyerbacher tulip.

A: Huge amount of carbonation feeds an absolute beautifully dense beige head with amazing retention. Body is opaque medium brown.

S: Sweet smelling fruity belgian yeast

T: Tremendously balanced between carbonation, esters, alcohol and bitterness.

M: Just a bit too carbonated in the mouthfeel for me. Not a major issue.

O: Great heavily carbonated bright dubbel.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2012 05:58:44 | More by 51mmz0rz
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium red-orange amber with aggressive carbonation. Massive light brown head is persistant, leaving massive lacing. Faint aroma of light fruit and sweet malt, a bit sour. Taste is light fruit, orange, a bit of dark fruits, sweet and caramel malt. Somewhat subdued in flavor. Dry middle and finish with a slight hop kick. Very well carbonated and interesting to watch in the glass. A bit understated, but an interesting take on a dubbel with a somewhat dryer aspect taming the sweetness. Nicely made and interesting to try.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 03:16:29 | More by LiquidAmber
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.63/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very spicy, dry and effervescent- this sprite Belgian Dubbel shruggs off the notion of balance fruitiness for a peppery bite and champagne-like drinkability.

The beer errupts from the bottle with nearly volcanic foam. Capturing what I can of the beer, a careful decantment reveals a mildly hazed, deep glowing amber color that allows for a diffused glow to emmit. The quick-forming head of loosely knit and large bubbles settle into the second half of the glass with a clingy creme of off-white foam. All the while, steady streams of carbonation gives a sparkling wine bubbly appearance.

Aromas capture the essence of wine must, cork, and black peppercorn. Surpressed fruity esters reveal a glimse into toasted currants, tart berries, and grapes. Tartness and dusty wood notes round out the aroma profile with an extra 'twang' note that's more suitable for Lambics and Wild Ales.

The taste of the beer fare similarly: tart berry-like esters with lime rind, grape, plumb, and fig seem to weave into a hop bitterness and near-sour notes. The dry malty taste of medium toast, caramel, and confectioner's sugar gives more of an impression of sweetness than actual sweetness. This paves the way for the highly peppery notes of white pepper, black pepper, cinnamon, and alcohol to bounce from the prickle of champagne (brut or noire) in much the same way as tanic red wines.

Moderate to light in body; it's hard to get a read on the texture because of the zesty carbonation that provides a heavy carbonic bite, but also lessens the weight of the beer. It seems to pull the liquid off of the surface of the mouth and then evaporate before having a chance to swallow. Very dry and whimsical from start to finish with the dry warmth of alcohol and peppery bite.

Aside from the heavy spew to start the session, I appreciate the bone-dry and highly effervescent nature of the beer. But the off balanced taste that favored yeasty spice over esters so strongly kinda upset the apple cart and revealed a wild yeast character of light sourness that seems out of character for well made Dubbel Ales.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2012 04:59:48 | More by BEERchitect
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rarbring

Sweden

3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is clouded brown chestnut, off-white firm head, leaving some lacing and having good curtains.

Smelling slightly chemical, some chalk, a slight whiff of sweet whine.

A sweet dextrose start, grapes and apples, white wine and a touch of lemon zest.

Medium carbonation, small foamy bubbles, smooth and refreshing, yet a good body, a soft dry finish.

A well balanced nice and modest dubbel, and that is a good thing.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 21:29:35 | More by rarbring
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crnipeter

Slovenia

4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Paper-wrapping entire bottle instead of printing a label? Printed media should consider new way of delivering newspapers to their readers - every morning fresh issue at the doorstep with extra bottle wrapped in. Something you can't get reading web-news...who says newspapers are getting obsolete?

Pours large, frothy light tan head with good stickage that persists atop of coppery body with good clarity. The head gradually sets to a stable veil and gets revived with each swirl.

The nose is utterly complex and carries rich esters of raisins and plum backed by discrete malt-sweetness with hints of caramel. I pick up clove-like, mild peppery and spicy aromatic (phenols, alcohol).
The perception of body seems quite airy owing to the relatively high carbonation. Restrained malty sweetness interplays with plums and raisins while phenols contribute faint peppery flavor. Towards moderately dry finish emerges light bitterness with earthy-woodsy notes.

Both aroma and flavor exhibit moldy sensation of rotten leaves covering dump forest ground, similar to that found in Rochefort beers, R. 6 in particular. (Bottled 02-23-2010, Best Before 2 years after the bottling, 750 ml into tulip.)

In short, a near-perfect Dubbel with raisiny-plummy character and complex aromatics.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 11:35:06 | More by crnipeter
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark, murky amber with a stable, creamy khaki head. When examined more closely, a little stream of carbonation emanating from the bottom of the glass is evident.

S: The smell is typical Belgian dubbel with aromas of milk chocolate, raisins, and prunes framed against a toasty malt backdrop.

T: The taste is much more complex than the nose, with notes of milk chocolate, dark bread, prunes, and raisins joined by heavy cream, Medjool dates, figs, and vanilla bean. The finish is smooth, sweet, and long with dried fruit, bread, and chocolate notes in abundance.

M: Medium bodied, silky, and luscious, this is the way a dubbel is supposed to feel. As one would expect of the style, the carbonation is reigned in, emerging as a gentle contrast to the silky, off-dry sensations produced by the beer as it hits the palate.

O: Kleinbrouwerij de Glazen Toren has yet to disappoint me in any way, and it certainly did not do so with this beer. Cuvee Angelique is a near perfect dubbel, one that aspiring brewers and/or fans of abbey beers really ought to try. If you like Belgian beers, this is one not to miss.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 13:37:16 | More by mrfrancis
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lovely russet brown coloring, bright ruby red highlights, beautiful off-white foam, lace-leaving.

Aromatics: soft and creamy, vanilla and spice. Some caramel, a little date. Nice. Very nice.

Taste: Mellow, rounded and groovy. Flavors of apple, molasses, brown sugar. Caramel. Spice, pepper. Raisin and plum.Keen malty flavor, with a great buzz of hoppiness, matched with yeast character. This is a great little tango, medium malt body, sweetness kept in check with hop bitterness, dark fruit and mild cocoa flavor dominates.

It's hard to really make a clear call on this one, for it's unlike any other beer I've ever had, and doesn't fit any style there is. A conundrum, a challenge, and a call to clear the mind and seek out every aspect.
It seems close to an abbey dubbel, but lacks the depth or sweetness. Not that that should be a detriment, not everything has to be thick and rich. This is elegance, it's classic, it's sui generis.

At first I thought I had the key to this, when I read of it's origins as a doubled version of an old style called "speciale belge", and how it wasn't truly an abbey dubbel. But now, I'm getting just enough like one, and a whole lot apart from that, that still spells a terrific Belgian dark ale, regardless of the label.

This is elegant, sophisticated, clean, clear and purposeful. It just is. Damn good, that is. Wow.

Every Glazen Toren beer I've had has been like this, utterly unique and colored outside the lines. This is what's great about Belgian beers, and Kleinbrouwerij Glazen Toren is an excellent example of the non-conformist spirit of Belgian brewing.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2011 06:09:16 | More by feloniousmonk
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice take on a Dubbel with an enticing hopped/earthy caramel edge.

Presentation: 750 ml corked and capped brown bottle wrapped in white paper with brown illustrations of the seal of the brewery and a couple playing the drum and… some sort of street organ? The wrap offers a small description, ingredients, and serving suggestions. Blank space for the bottling date, and shows 8.3% Alc. by Vol. in the wrap, whereas the label mentions 8%. Served in a tulip glass.

A - Deep Amber-brown pour with a very rich and generous head, grate frothy retention with a remarkable surface memory and rich lacing.

S - Malty sweetness… Touch of dark fruits with a hint of hoppy bitterness..

T - …which makes great sense as one explores the flavor. Nice malty sense, crushed caramel, yeasty spiciness.. and an undercurrent hoppy flow pushing up the sweet malt that felt quite unique and tasty.

M - Medium body and carbonation with a nice lingering soft bite in the finish.

O - Quite the memorable Dubbel, maybe a tad too hoppy for the purist, but it is not a driving force but more so an undercurrent, present and structured throughout that I loved.

Notes: Another remarkable brew from Glazen Toren… Quite the offering. Unique Dubbel for me, which pushes the pleasing and comfy style with a longer and far more memorable range. Certainly a brew well worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2011 02:44:14 | More by Daniellobo
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ordered this bottle online. Served in a Mikasa goblet.

Pours a very nice red-brown with a huge, huge, huge off-white head. The retention was persistent to the point of being annoying as I've wanted to try this one for awhile and I wanted to jump right in. Loads and loads of thick lacing on the sides of the glass. The beer could not look any better.

The nose carries plenty of dark fruit and a bit of brown sugar and molasses. Some light cherry notes there as well, along with a bit of faint spice. The flavor is fairly complex with a bit of a light tartness to accompany a bit of sweetness. Good dark fruit character throughout. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Really interesting and tasty. This dubbel is a winner.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2011 23:40:08 | More by Thorpe429
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impending

California

4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml into a tulip. Pours a deep copper orange garnet, massive frothy head with a gentle pour, an eternity to recede, ridiculous lacing.

Aroma is a delight. Clean, bright and complex, yeasty sweet spicy goodness. Classic but light on the dark skinned fruits. Perhaps some saison yeast joined the mix.

Taste is equally complex. Figs, green grapes, caramel, leather and a brief dry twang. Notes of a saison are present in the flavor as well. A mild dry earthy bitterness defines the aftertaste. Warms well. Thin to medium bodied lively mouthfeel.
unique
cheers
jd

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2011 05:52:43 | More by impending
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cjacobsen

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to sweenzander for sharing this one.

(A) This was a gusher. Pours brownish with red and orange hues. Nice foamy head. Leaves some lacing. Somewhat murky.

(S) Spices. Earthy. Somewhat fruity. Figs. Biscuit. Has a wooded sense to it.

(T) Figs with wood notes. Almost twiggy. Earthy with a pale, old grassy sense to it.

(M) Dry. It kind of flattens out (carb wise) half way through which is a little strange.

(O) Has almost an old ale characteristic to it. Pretty decent brew. Interesting to say the least.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2011 02:45:03 | More by cjacobsen
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BeerImmediately

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml into Duvel glass north of 40 degrees.

Pours with a thick, soft, and pillowy peach-colored head over a deep maroon colored body, with plenty of carbonation flowing up. Light lacing.

Smells are wild - so much spice! Smells very similar to a Captain Morgan and Coke, with a lot of sweet caramel added in

Flavors are also full of spices - mouthfeel is a wee bit thin from the high carbonation, and there is noticeable alcohol presence. Some orange zest, chalky asprin, and a fairly strong minty finish all come thru in the flavor.

It's a bit messy overall and not quite as smooth as some top-notch Dubbels, but it has some unique qualties.

Serving type: bottle

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Cuvee Angelique from KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren
92 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.