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RATINGS: 573   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beergod (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Smells of a very soft cocoa, bananas foster, and of french toast. Pours a very nice effervescent copper with a nice head. On the palate, much like the nose, but surprisingly mild and balanced. I definitely feel the bouquet was more prominent to the nose then to the palate. All in all, nice Belgian but would have like more on the palate.


2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kyle77 (10) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2014
From site: 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. Very creamy. Syrupy, cherry. Just not my style of beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
freretoc (830) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 21, 2014
Bue à la pression en 25cl dans un bar à Besançon, couleur abricot, peu de mousse et peu d’effervescence, une bière avec une petite attaque sur le fruit jaune et fin de bouche sur l’épice passable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kita (1192) - Koper, SLOVENIA - DEC 21, 2014
Draught at Pizzeria Kariš, Pesek, Italy. Pours clear ruby brown with thin creamy tan-like head and sparkling appearance. Aroma of yeast, dark fruits, spices, caramel and alcohol. Taste starts with moderate sweet caramel malt and burnt sugar, follows by fruity and yeasty esters, spicy and warming alcoholic mouthfeel and mild bitter finish. Full body, thick texture and lively natural carbonation in palate. Typical Christmas ale, good without any flaws...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
"spicy aroma and a dried fruit/spicy palate...dry finish. medium to full mouthfeel. overall, one of my favorite winter ales from abroad. highly recommended. 12/09-a year old bottle had a far more noticeable vanilla character to it and more subtle spices. same score. nice beer."

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - SEP 16, 2014
The body has a deep coppery amber color with bright reddish/orange highlights. On top sits a long standing light tan head. A small cap of foam hangs on till the very last sip and makes for some good lacing on the glass. It has a big sweet character with loads of yeast and tropical fruit notes. It has a wonderful mix of toasted malt, Belgian sugar, bready and yeast notes with sweet tropical and dried fruits mixed in. There is a mild peppery warmth from the alcohol as well. I get a little more dry spice and maybe a slight touch of hops in the finish which is still carries some sweetness. This all comes by a smooth easy drinking medium to full body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miquelcrush (1514) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 29, 2014
Bona cervesa, es bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (1525) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Pours a nice dark brown color with off-white head. Dark fruits, raisins, and spice on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Swamp_Thing (38) - Florida, USA - APR 3, 2014
I hope this ages well because I bought three cases for a song at Total Wine after the holidays. Had a couple of bottles and I’ve decided to try the next one in a year’s time. Spice upfront and sweet, not too much else. Happy for the price I got but for $9/bottle would not but again. If I am lucky this will last in my closet for years and years and turn into something great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuedmaster (244) - Vista, California, USA - MAR 27, 2014
750 ml. bottle from local liquor store. Aroma of ginger, clove, bread, caramel, plum, alcohol, and cinnamon. Pours dark amber/cherry red with a nice thick head and mild lacing. This seems to get better as it warms in the glass. At first it seems too sweet and cloying but the other flavors shine through as it warms. Medium to heavy sweet, mild bitter, very fruity and spicy. The Belgian yeast adds character to an otherwise generic Christmas spiced beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
traak (73) - FRANCE - MAR 11, 2014
Une vrai bière de noel très bonne et fraiche surtout en pression très agréable


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