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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2004
Amber color with a off white head. The taste is a light sweet and light fruity start with spicy and light alcohol notes in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (13788) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2004 Bottle. Fruit/berry aroma. Cloudy, chestnut colour. Not much head. Malty and slightly sweet flavour, reminding me of some sort of red berry. Slightly spicy. Too sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2004
Sweet malty slightly alcoholic aroma. Sweet sugar, caramel and citrus in flavour. Fresh start goes into a sweet finish. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2004
Clear red-brown with very small head. Alcohol, sugary, caramel, little plum?, soft palate... Tastes of very little considering high ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 5, 2004
Amber color; giant head. Malt nose, spices, banana. Quite sweet, but not too thick; caramel and spices; very light roasted malt. Good, easy, Christmas beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2004
Very pretty reddish brown colour, fairly small head. Definately a decent Belgian Christmas ale. Initial impression is sweet: toffee and maybe licorice. Surprisingly(?) this is decently balanced by a mild bitter finish (along with a slight acidity). Palate is quite lively. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2003
Dark amber body, small head. Aroma is malt, nut, caramel and some alkohol. Flavor is sweet malt, nut. Sweet alcoholic aftertaste. Sparkling palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29846) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2003
A beutiful red beer with a beutiful head though the color gets unclear if you pour the yeast. The aroma is spicy with notes of cloves. The flavor is malt sweet (too sweet for me) with alcohol running over the tongue. It has a very low carbonation and the flavor is rather simple. An OK beer but too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2002
Brilliant amber coloured beer with a small head. Malty, slightly spicy mild aroma. The taste is sour, fruity and malty. Mild bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (8032) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2002
Dark seasonal abbeybeer with an aroma of liquorice and blueberries. Something spicey, an tobacco tones as well. Sweet overall taste but with bitter overlying impression from the malts (and spices?).

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