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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Interpretation of French/Belgian Biere de Noel (Christmas beer). Blue Mountain Barrel House’s Blitzen is a dark ruby-hued ale fermented with Rochefort Trappist brewery’s signature yeast. Light notes of dark stone fruits blend with the subtle spiciness of the yeast to produce a well-balanced 7% alcohol delicious seasonal beer.


1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
hjt1945 (2) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2014 does not count
Aroma was mild malt with definite Belgian yeast sour note, dark amber color, quite clear, taste had only slight sour noten main malt/yeast flavors were citrus and mixed spices, overall much better than I expected from first smell

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (816) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2014
22 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured reddish amber with a nice tan head; that left decent lacing on the glass. Aroma of raisins, plums and other fruits, some spices and malts in there too. Taste is complex but very nice, well executed; again very consistent, Fruit, spices and malts. Very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gripweed57 (768) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Growler from Canal’s in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Hazy dark amber color topped by a small creamy beige head. Sweet fruity, yeasty malt aroma has notes of apricots and cinnamon bread. Mildly sweet, yeasty malt flavor upfront. Silky dried fruit flavor in mid taste with more apricot and mild citrus. Finish is more yeasty fruit and light citrus hops.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2832) - Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2013
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before July 2014. Pours nearly crystal clear ruby red color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big cherry, plum, raisin, pear, apple, caramel, molasses, candi sugar, toast, brown bread, clove, pepper, floral, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and fruity/spicy yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of cherry, plum, raisin, pear, apple, caramel, molasses, candi sugar, toast, brown bread, clove, pepper, floral, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of cherry, raisin, plum, pear, apple, caramel, molasses, candi sugar, toast, brown bread, clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of malt and fruity/spicy yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately slick and slightly syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian Dark ale! All around great balance and complexity of malt and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (6306) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle @ Johns, Ĺrhus newyear tasting. Pours dark amber with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, yeast, sweet fruit, oranges. Flavor is malt, yeast, caramel, dark fruit notes, little spice. Medium to full body, lively carbonation. 291213

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (10775) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Red amber colour. Moderate malr´ty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14158) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, malt, yeast and hops. Little sour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (32001) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy brown to orange with a thick off white head. Aroma is toasted and caramelish. Smooth malty, caramelish. Lingering fruity and mellow caramelish. Light bitter and mellow fruity finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (11372) - DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown with big beige head. Aroma is malt, yeast, dark fruits, caramel and a little candy sugar. Flavour is malt, caramel, yeast, dark fruits, little plume, medium sweet, little candy sugar and a little bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11891) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light yeasty. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 291213


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