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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
CloakedDagger (1665) - - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle 75 cl. Pours a hazy, nutty brown with a lively but quickly dissipating beige head. Some burned caramel and dried fruit in the nose. Medium body, very lively carbonation, again burned caramel but a very unpleasant fusty and moldy note totally dominates the flavor pattern. Not really well made at all. 260614

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (12156) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle shared by Dutchdrebus and me @ weekly tasting. A bit unclear red brown color, full sized off-white to beige head. Smell malts, lightly yeast, raisins, herbs or spices. Taste malts, herbs or spices clearly, some raisins, yeast. A bit sweet-bitter in the finish. Hmm I’m not convinced but it’s decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DutchDrebus (5380) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle @ joes. Brown colour with a medium to large sized off-white to beige head. Smells sweet, brown bread, salty, hostie, roquefort cheese. Tastes sweet, slightly iron, malts, some chocolate, slightly roasty. Medium body, soft to medium carbo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgajdaczewa (1417) - Katowice, POLAND - MAY 9, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2014 Aromat obiecuje wiele, są nuty czerwonych owoców, lekko winne, rodzynki, muśnięcie czekolady, lekki kwasek, który dawał do myślenia czy aby to piwo nie jest na brettach, do tego tradycyjne nuty drożdżowe no i wanilia połączona z drewnem. W smaku nadzwyczaj wytrawne, wyraźna nuta drewna jak w klasycznym brytyjskim old ale dominuje nad resztą smaków, wyczuwalna wanilia, lekka (zbyt lekka) owocowość w postaci czerwonych owoców, rodzynek. Ewidentnie brakowało pełni i belgijskiego charakteru, choć nie sposób nie docenić wspaniałego aromatu i atutów leżakowania w beczce.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (6740) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 7, 2014
Bottle at the Beer Temple, Amsterdam Open Bottle evening, April 2014. Poured a hazy dark brown with a reddish hue. The aroma is yeast light grapefruit citrus. The flavour is is light sour with a light watery yeast citrus fruit palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (7930) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2014
Sample at the beer temple monthly tating. Thin creamy off white head. Hazy amber pour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (42424) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2014

Bottle 750ml. corked.

Clear medium to dark amber - red brown color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, candy, moderate yeasty, yeast. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, yeast, fruity, candy, light dark fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20131229]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beachmaster (354) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bomber poured into a tulip glass. Pours a dark amber, with a big tan head that persists and leaves good lacing. Nose is dark fruit and malt. Taste is dark fruit, with a thin mouthfeel and clean short finish. Not bad, but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (21632) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle @ Ungstrup. Pours an amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma with weak yeasty hints. Fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (25110) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle at Ungstrup. Clear orange-red coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, bread and dried fruits. Fruity flavour of caramel, bread and dried fruits. Sweet finish.

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