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RATINGS: 568   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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For the season we offer you our best wishes and especially delicious Ale. Rich and dark like our Dubbel. Sumptuous and smooth like our Tripel. Enjoy.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (4014) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Wooow, 1999 bottle! Aged 14 years, golly. Clear dark ruby, almost brown, no head. Nose is like a hotel lobby but with herbal spiced honey mead and a touch of cherry. The taste is big yet smooth, with a mellow toffee backbone, and Christmas spices, some boozy cherry, honey, raisin, and spice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1381) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Nutty, earthy, very dry, light spice. The flavors and aromas are spot-on for a Belgian winter-type strong ale. Palate is a bit thin, however, and that’s my only complaint.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ejh8 (68) - - DEC 25, 2013
Rich dark with Christmas spices to accentuate the season. Delicious double bock with the Christmas flavoring that is smooth and easy. Essential for Christmas night. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wisdomsolo (439) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Had this at a Christmas tasting party. Nice and enjoyable. Thanks Doug for a great tasting!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fluffy (1602) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2013
like bernardus xmas ale, this a decent winter strong ale. a little more watery though.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boxofrane (2096) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Draft at bistro on bridge. Pours clear copper with a small tan head that quickly dissipates. The aroma has dark fruit, brown sugar, cinnamon, some clove. The taste has a big nutmeg, brown sugar, pretty Damn sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bnoel09 (425) - Elk Grove, California, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Poured into a snifter from a bottle with a cork marked 42/12. Sort of a hazy brown with ruby highlights and a cream colored head with quite a bit of sediment floating throughout. Aroma is a mix of sugar, bread, and dark fruit notes. Flavor is sweet malts with a good dose of fruity almost cider like notes, and some spices. Palate seems a little odd - mouthfeel starts off on the thin side, but finishes sort of sticky, making it seem thicker, all the while with quite lively carbonation. Overall this is not bad, but just a little too cloyingly sweet for my tastes.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gachupines (885) - USA - DEC 16, 2013
Hazy brown with a thick white head. Aroma is dark fruit, a little yeasty and bready. Flavor is pleasantly sweet with a bit of mild dark fruit and a touch of funky yeast. Big malt, nice and thick while finishing clean. Wife: 4.1

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (1812) - USA - DEC 13, 2013
Dark magenta in color... Aroma of banana, clove, brown candi sugar... Flavor is light brown malts, spices come through on palate.... Yeasty finish... Okay ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2013
750ml bottle into a trappist glass; served cool. Aroma: Pretty fruity actually. A little white grape and peach maybe. Orange too. Some nice spice. Appearance: Dark, but clear, ruby body with a small, creamy, light tan head. Taste: Orange and peach up front, followed by a little spice and yeast. Nice toasty malt throughout. Flavors aren’t in your face; they’re nice and mild. Palate: Medium body, moderate fruity/malty finish. Overall: A nice Christmas beer; the fruit in the aroma plays nicely with the spice in the flavor. Really nice!


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