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Abbaye dAulne Super Noël

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Brewed by Brasserie Val De Sambre
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Gozée, Belgium

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Available October to December. Bière traditionnelle de haute fermentation sur lie, refermentée en bouteille, élaborée à partir d'une sélection soignée d'orge et de houblon sans additif chimique.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
maledictum (645) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - DEC 20, 2014
Reddish brown beer with a dense off white head. Malty and fruity aroma with faintly nutty note. Dark fruit sweet flavor with hints of nuts. Finish has a light spicyness.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (701) - BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2014
Bière brune sur lie, dit le brasseur pour montrer qu’il sait parler le français …, entendez plus simplement « refermentée en bouteille ». Bière titrant à 9 % abv, et mon exemplaire de 75 cl est précisément à date exacte ce 1er octobre 2014 !!! L’abbaye d’Aulne fait bien les choses … Couleur brun roux superbe (et rousse marbrée en transparence). Clarté nette. Bulles fines partout, bien vives. Mousse beige caramel bien crémeuse et dense. Arômes de figue, prune, raisin noir, malt noir, pointe de seigle. 1ère bouche soyeuse à la belle prise sur figues et raisins, avec une touche de noix. Arrière-bouche pleine, un rien mielleuse, très belle. 2ème qui s’envole sur les fruits mûrs, la levure, et une pointe de graine de moutarde du meilleur cru. La 3ème bouche développe le thème, avec quelques teintes d’automne. Arrière-bouche longue, très bien faite. La longueur donne une texture veloutée, sur de très beaux fruits et des nuances vineuses qui ne sont pas sans rappeler le Bourgogne du Clos Vougeot. Avec du malt grillé parfois et du bois de santal. La levure est épicée, fruitée, un rien poivrée Superbe. L’alcool est solide et bien progressif, d’un soutien massif aux saveurs. La finale est pareille à la demi-lune rousse qui se couche sur l’horizon en forme de coupe... CONCLUSION : une bière d’abbaye au plus haut niveau. Exemple parfait d’une vraie bière du genre. Pour moi, non pas une « strong ale » comme la classe ratebeer, mais une quadruple de haut vol (et pour plusieurs raisons).

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2431) - BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
Very traditional Belgian Christmas ale, as in: a spiced Scotch. Yellowish, roughly mazed, not very stable foam on a deep bronze beer with a wine-red glow, clear and transparent with vivid carbonation. Dark maltiness in the noses with hints of dates, dark chocolate, orange peel, coriander, a whiff of coffee beans, nuts, candi sugar, thyme, port wine, liquorice; tastes initially fruity with citrussy freshness and a rather harsh carbonisation, rounded and smooth mouthfeel with gentle spiciness, nutty malt base, a bit resinous, in the end chocolatey bitterish, little hops but dry due to warming alcohol. Delivers what it has to deliver in this genre but I’ve had many winter warmers in the exact same style which are a lot better.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2014
13/IV/14 - 75cl bottle from Kerstbierenfestival (Essen) @ home - BB: 1/X/14 (2014-364)

Little cloudy reddish purple beer, big aery yellowish head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, red fruits, bit sourish, caramel, sugary. MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet start, lots of caramel, dried fruits, bit roasted, bit of milk chocolate. Aftertaste: soft bitterness, lots of dried fruits and overripe banana. Decent but not great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (3802) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2014
Poured dark reddish brown with an off white head. Aroma of caramel malt and some spiced fruit. Medium body, flavour as the aroma, toffee sweetness.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4961) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle at the Essen OBER Kerstbierfestival 2013. Poured a deep mahogany with a broken off white head. The aroma is big toffee caramel with a zesty bubbly toffee malt palate. Medium bodied with lively carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (5732) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle sample at Essen Kerstbierfestival. Pours hazy brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of dough, bread and caramel. Flavour is light heavy sweet and light moderate bitter. Big fudge and toffee aspects coming out in the palate. Medium to full bodied with moderate prickly carbonation.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8924) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2013
Sampled @ Kerstbierfestival Essen 2013. Clear deep dark red color, small beige head. Smell and taste malts, lightly sweet, a touch of herbs or spices. Medium to full body, medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swaroga (1445) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2013
75cl bottle. Hazy dark brown with huge, tanned head. NOSE : cooked fruits, licorice, toffee, dried fruits like raisins and figs. burned malts, cheesy yeast aromas. Lactic notes. SIP : oily texture with moderate carbonation. Medium body. Sweet malty beginning with burned and yeasty background. Fruity middle with spiced clove and licorice. More spices further on which mixes with appearing hop aromas. The beer is delicately bitter, sweetness is dominating till the end. Aftertaste is earthy and spicy. Sweet coffee with milk like aftertaste. OVERALL : tasty and well balanced. Nice discovery.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
txspartan (969) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2012
Fleeting honey aroma. Horrible strong metallic flavour. Watery texture. Some malts.


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