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RATINGS: 591   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - DEC 29, 2002
Reddish body, good head formation. Aroma of freshly baked bread, dark fruits, well spiced with a hint of mint. Slight fizziness on the palate, doughy, bready, oaky, plenty of spice and some chocolate and licorice. Dry spiciness in the finish blends well against the heavy malts.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
legion242 (2343) - Richardson, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2002
Garnet color; fluffy head; nose of dark fruit. spicy body- good mouth presence.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fly (1452) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2002
Had this with a deicious Xmas dinner. How nice to compliment it with a fine ale. Yum. Nice spices on the fruity side. Perhaps a tad over carbonated. Found the alcohol pretty well hid under the flavor. Very much enjoyed.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2002
Caramel maltiness and spicy prunes dominate the flavor. The mouthfeel is too thick with carbonation. I dont taste Christmas in this beer. It is not flavorful or full-bodied enough for a special occasion.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (5626) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2002
Pleasant appearance, frothy head, spicy aroma. Spices, chocolate and malt in the flavor. A bit too much carbonation, but it has a smooth finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 23, 2002
brown to red color. sharp aroma. floral and spicy. the body is nice and smooth and the alcohol definitely kicks you (at least at 9:45am). sweet flavor with some alcohol in the flavor and lots of floral and spicy notes. finishes very clean.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2002
Hazy Orange-brown color, huge frothy head that leaves a clingy lace in the glass, sweet bready floral aroma, sweet caremel malty flavor, nice light bitterness in the finish, medium body with a pleasant creamy mouthfeel, a great seasonal ale,

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kst (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2002
Amber coloured beer with an off white big head. Malty, slightly sour aroma. Slightly sweet taste with a bitterness coming towards the finish. Rather carbonated.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2002
Great looking beer, nice frothy head. Not as smooth and malty as I wish for in a Belgian brown (Westy it is not), but still pretty nice.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nuffield (3953) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2002
2002, 750 ml bottle. Very drinkable. I bought this for a friends holiday party, and so while not taking notes tonight--if I had, I think I would have been disappointed--instead rolling with the experience it worked well. The 8.5% abv hit me quickly, and the frothy head and palate made it very drinkable. Maltiness dominates, and no striking complexity or interesting flavors, but a classically enjoyable Belgian style.


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