Luxuria - Zeven Zonden (Seven Sins)
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Reviews by BeerAdvocate:
3.91/5 rDev +0.8%
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.
12-12-2013 18:34:37 | More by BeerAdvocate
More User Reviews:
4.83/5 rDev +24.5%
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.
12-03-2012 02:34:22 | More by mj001jk
United Kingdom (England)
3.53/5 rDev -9%
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!
10-30-2012 09:33:49 | More by BlackHaddock
4.05/5 rDev +4.4%
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.
07-23-2012 01:55:10 | More by Knapp85
4.03/5 rDev +3.9%
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.
09-23-2012 07:32:07 | More by impending
Luxuria from Zeven Zonden (Seven Sins)
86 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.