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


on tap


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2005
Solid white head. Loads of yeast notes in the flavour. Very sweet and sticky finish. Not a good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2005 (Bottle 75 cl) The Abbaye d’Aulne beers used to be brewed by another brewery (I don’t remember which one) but are now made by Val de Sambre. The beer is chestnut brown, clear and appears filtered (possibly with a bit of sediment). Decent, slightly brownish head. Typically, fruity ale-character, nice nutty aroma with typical fullness and sweetness. An absolutely splendid christmas beer. 241203

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3686) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2005
Bottle conditioned, at Essen Kerstbierfestival 2004. Amber bronze, low white head and low condition. Sweet malt with a hint of fruitiness in the nose. Slight figginess develops in the mouth along with a brief roasted note. Lingering fruitiness and grain in the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - NOV 6, 2004
(on bottle)They all seem to like this beer and at first I really diged it. Put after a few tastes, it´s lowered some for me.It very bread-like in sent; malt, sweet/rotten wines. A quiet, mild alcoholnose too. But it all seems to continiue in the mout; rounded of he above, not more. Blanced, full, but simple.

   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 (14519) - 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 (16658) - 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.

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