1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Luxuria - Zeven Zonden (Seven Sins)

Not Rated.
LuxuriaLuxuria

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

12 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 12
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Zeven Zonden (Seven Sins) visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Luxuria was brewed with four different malts, two different yeasts and six different herbs.

(Beer added by: Jason on 07-10-2012)
View: Beers (2) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BeerAdvocate:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #67 (August 2012):

LOOK: Stunning lace, dark brown, opaque

SMELL: Bitters, Fernet, figs, alcohol, licorice root, mild molasses, hermit cookies, buttery, broth

TASTE: Super creamy, peppery, booze, toasted bread, wild herbs, peppery, cooked figs, dried hay, toast, cola, brown sugar, mint, yeast, warming, semisweet finish

To sin, you must commit to it fully; one could say that about this beer. You must take your time! We decanted this beauty with care, let it come to proper temperature and sipped away. With each meeting, our palates grew fonder, and we were saddened when our glasses became empty.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 18:34:37 | More by BeerAdvocate
More User Reviews:
Photo of largadeer
largadeer

California

3/5  rDev -22.7%

10-18-2013 22:09:39 | More by largadeer
Photo of tickingtimebomb
tickingtimebomb

California

4.5/5  rDev +16%

10-18-2013 02:25:39 | More by tickingtimebomb
Photo of nmann08
nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

08-17-2013 23:23:05 | More by nmann08
Photo of GRG1313
GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

08-13-2013 06:47:43 | More by GRG1313
Photo of michaeljasinski
michaeljasinski

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

01-15-2013 21:20:22 | More by michaeljasinski
Photo of mj001jk
mj001jk

California

4.83/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark with a fine and creamy hazel-colored head that lingers for quite a while.

Nose is really lovely balanced with dark dried fruit, cherries, gingerbread and eucalyptus and pine-like herbs. Refreshing yeasty esters with slightly tart overtones.

Mouthfeel and flavors are equally balanced, it is a crisp beer considering the alcohol and color. There is some dark cherries, smoked molasses, warming alcohol and herbaceous flavors all intermingling wonderfully together. The finish has some slight bitterness and dark caramel notes that persists.

Altogether a fantastic dark belgian ale, with that refined old-world feel. This is something you really want to break out around Christmas in front of the fireplace with your family and friends.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 02:34:22 | More by mj001jk
Photo of BlackHaddock
BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

33cl bottle @ de Bierboom in Brugge on 18th Oct 2012. Rudy doesn't have many glasses and this was given to me with an unmarked chalice to drink it from: it worked!

The beer pours almost jet black (it is dark in de Bierboom, even on a sunny day): anywhere else it is most likely dark brown with a ruby tinge. The head was full, deep and tan coloured.

Dark chocolate malts rule here: the nose and taste just ooze chocolate, dark, bitter and yet an underlying sweetness abounds too. Interesting and heavy bodied, a night cap sort of beer, not a mid-afternoon mid-session beer like when I had it!

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2012 09:33:49 | More by BlackHaddock
Photo of impending
impending

California

4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-

500ml into a tulip. Pours a deep cola walnut with garnet highlights, mocha colored head receded to an enduring cap, very nice dark tone lacing.

Aroma is of vanilla and herbal unsweetened chocolate, airplane glue in the distance.

Taste is big of roasted spices. An underlying charred low level bitter keeps the spicing in check nicely. Lots of pulpy dark fruits, minor grape bubblegum. A pleasant dry twang intros the bitter sweet cinnamon aftertaste, long lived. Medium bodied creamy mouthfeel. Shines with warmth.
Bitter is of a belgian stout, a noël belgian stout.
cheers
jd

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 07:32:07 | More by impending
Photo of samEBC
samEBC

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

08-16-2012 20:34:09 | More by samEBC
Photo of Knapp85
Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a nice looking dark brown color. the head was a shade of tan, it looked a little on the creamy side. The smell of the beer was nice. Very herbal and yeasty some dark malts in there and a little on the sweet side too. The taste of the beer was filled with some dark fruit flavors and some candi sugar notes, the aftertaste was herbal, very interesting to say the least. The mouthfeel of the beer was nicely carbonated and had a smooth body to it. Overall I thought this beer was impressive, I would consider drinking it again if I come across it and the mood strikes me. I would say it's worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2012 01:55:10 | More by Knapp85
Photo of Jason
Jason

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-10-2012 02:48:25 | More by Jason
Luxuria from Zeven Zonden (Seven Sins)
86 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.