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RATINGS: 62   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.


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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4147) - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martinrumsam (545) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teddybeer (2348) - 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.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
mario_giri (61) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 10, 2014
Degu @erzbierschof. Sofort Sojasauce :) , Caramell. Kaffe und Karamellim Mund, muffig. Ausgewogen, malzig-süss, wenig bitter, gäbige Säure, aber es "Chällerlet". Nein.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilverfoX (416) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
nice fruity raisin aroma, dark red with white lacing, tastes like some find of sour christmas pudding port rather than a beer, its ok

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10459) - Sřborg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2014
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Dense Light Brown head. Aroma. Fruits, Spice, berries. Flavour. Berries. Sweetness, caramel, yeast. Medium bodied. Ends full of berries and Spice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lisowczyk (59) - POLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Butelka Barwa brązowego błota. Piana niska, drobna, kremowa. W aromacie silna marmolada śliwkowa, rodzynki, lekka wędzonka, odrobina drwena dębowego. W smaku owoce, marmolada śliwkowa, wiśnie. Wyraxna nuta bęczki, drzewa. W tle delikatna mleczna czekolada.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
CloakedDagger (736) - - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8987) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DutchDrebus (4311) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgajdaczewa (605) - 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.


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