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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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4207) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Pours a soft ruby copper with one finger of tight tan head. Nose is interesting, lots of dark fruit (fig/raisin/prune) and a touch of spice. Gets to be kind of weird, that Belgian yeast + dark grain fiasco comes out. Grainy burnt popcorn. Touch of acidity in the nose, lots more in the flavor. Where did that acidity come from? Dark fruit shows too and all that other jazz. Weird finish, almost sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
back (1391) - Holstebro, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2015
Sort skum hvid Malt sukker anis tømmer Bitter modrate sød modrate Olie blød @home

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (965) - Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Draft at Madrone’s in Frederick, MD served in a classic pils glass. Cloudy reddish-brown color with creamy off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, light Belgian yeast notes, caramel, some nuttiness and dark fruit. Taste adds notes of brown sugar, dried fruits (raisins, plums) and light spices. Medium body, low carbonation, soft with sweet berry roast finish. Not really feeling the Belgian on this one, more lightly spiced brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (5069) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2015
light sweet malty aroma,red, clear, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, malty sweet Brown sugar finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EHSRanders (1841) - Tjele, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle. Brown colour with small creamy off-white mostly lasting head. Aroma is roasted malt. Sweet spicy flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hallinghansen (2144) - Odense S, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle. Brown body with a medium offwhite head. Dark fruit, raisins, malt, yeasty notes, molasses. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1886) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2015
6oz pour at Churchkeys D.C. Pour is a murky brownish with a small white head. Aroma is some apple cider and vinegar. Flavor kinda redeems itself. A nice toffee showing itself first then comes a nice raisin and dark fruit. Finish has some fruit and brown sugar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmahut (1260) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle. Dark amber body, low white hea. Aroma has nutty profile, evident strong alcohol. Taste has high bitterness, mostly earthy, sweet yeast profile. Body is full, high carbonation. Interesting profile, but little bit less balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benfi (620) - DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
Clear amber pour with chestnut highlights and ring of near white head. Yeasty belgian style nose and a distinct spiciness in the flavor. Fruity, like dark cherry and molasses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martinrumsam (557) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle dark brown with reddish hue. Tan head Aroma is dark fruits and some caramel and bread. Taste is slightly sweet with some dark fruit and caramel with a slight tartness offsetting the alcohol. Full carbonation. Not bad

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teddybeer (2417) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 13, 2014
Dark brown color with a frothy tan head with good retention. Aroma has notes of caramel, dark fruits, and some yeasty hints. Flavor is slightly sweet, yeasty, burnt sugar and ripe plumbs. Slightly sweet final with medium duration.

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