Vicaris Generaal - Brouwerij Dilewyns
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Reviews by biboergosum:
3.88/5 rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
330ml squat bottle, 8.5% ABV, picked up in Cowtown on the way to visit the family unit for a wee spell.
This beer pours a dark, murky bronzed amber hue, with two robust fingers of fizzy, tightly foamy tan head, which leaves some nicely consistent drooping columnar funnel cloud lace around the glass as it evenly sinks away.
It smells of softly sweet caramel/toffee malt, some fruity orange and bittersweet chocolate notes (or maybe all those holiday 'snacks' are seeping into my brain), earthy, musty yeast, and a slight twinge of alcohol-soaked wood fibre. The taste is barely sweet, grainy, fruity dark malts, some mildly sugary toffee/molasses notes, understated earthy, musty yeast, and a tame, yet burgeoning alcohol warming.
The bubbles are a tad frizzy, but to no great detriment, the body a feathery medium weight, and adequately smooth. It finishes just off-dry, the grain, yeast, alcohol, and heretofore absent nuttiness pulling things away from the expected sweet side of things.
An enjoyable enough dubbel, the various flavours all working well together, and sublimating the 'extra' booze quite thoroughly. Easy drinking, surely, when this is the case.
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2012 08:54:46 | More by biboergosum
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3.56/5 rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottle: Poured a dark brown color ale with a large light brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry fruits with quite a bit of residual sugar and some Belgian biscuit malt notes. Taste is dominated by light dry fruits notes with some Belgian cookie malt and quite a bit of residual sugar. Body is full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not bad overall but lacking complexities for the style.
Serving type: bottle
10-17-2013 14:10:53 | More by Phyl21ca
Vicaris Generaal from Brouwerij Dilewyns
87 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.