Brewed by Brasserie Du Bocq
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Purnode-Yvoir, Belgium


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RATINGS: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
Appearance : dark colour, clear, fine and generous white head. Flair : rich with a scent of coriander and liquorice. Taste : full mouthed, heady, pleasant aroma of the typical special malts. Remark : tasting between 8° and 12°C. Typical beer for the end of the year. High range beer to taste together with family or friends.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
themightylazza (108) - - DEC 21, 2015
Dark Xmas ale, the aroma is a gorgeous array of red fruit and spice. The palate is very sweet, flavours of plum and dates, a warming finish, lacking a little in spice. Pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ysok02 (789) - MOns, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2015
Robe brune. Nez sur le malt torréfié assez basique. Bouche simple et manquant de complexité, courte. Une bière assez banale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dancao (8) - - DEC 12, 2015 does not count
Uma boa cerveja. Talvez muito doce PA a quem não aprecia. Mas se você gosta de um bom liquor essa é uma ótima sazonal.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (2575) - SPAIN - DEC 8, 2015
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl. @ Cerveceria Internacional, Sevilla, España. A: Dark amber / Ambar oscuro. T/S: Malt, caramel, yeast, sweet, licorice / Malta, caramelo, levadura, dulce, regaliz.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Moravius (1050) - Beijing, CHINA - DEC 6, 2015
Flasche (Bocq Gauloise Christmas, 75 cl) vom Bierzwerg, 1 Jahr daheim gelagert. - Tiefdunkles Rotbraun, üppiger beigefarbener Schaum. - In der Nase warmes dunkles Malz, Karamel, ein wenig Frucht, milde Gewürze. - Antrunk dunkelmalzig und gut karamelsüß, mit deutlicher aber simpler Gewürznote (Lakritz, Süßholz) und milder, unspezifischer Frucht. Mild rezent, rund und weich. Im Abgang nur angedeutete mild-holzige Herbe. Bestimmend bis zuletzt bleibt die kräftige Malzsüße. - Angenehmes aber recht einfallsloses Weihnachtsbier, zu einseitig malzsüß und ohne Tiefe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (3330) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2015
bottle sample at a festival. poured a deep dark red to dark amber colour with an off head. nose of sweet dark malts, red fruits, foreest fruits, raisins, burned caramel, and a slight spice yeast notice. some liqorice and a slight spice note. ok beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClaudeB04 (312) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - NOV 27, 2015
Deep brown colour. Yeast caramel malty sweetness a bit wstery finish. Not my favourite Xmas beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (7323) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 9, 2015
*Old rating. Best before 17/09/12. Röstmalzig-dickflüssiges Bier. Verbrannter Zucker, belgische Hefen, Fruchtaromen mit dunklem, dickflüssigen Malz. Nicht zu süß, rund und weich, spannend aber süß.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shark_Pants (578) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2015
Deep ruby red with lots of yeast floaties and generous creamy beige head that recedes fairly quickly. Aromas of toffee, cherries, plums, dates, spices. Very sweet taste as well. Very similar to the smell but simply described as being quite like Christmas pudding. Full bodied. Pretty good but overly sweet and not enough bitterness or dryness to cut through the cloying sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1996) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2015
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector. BB 24.10.15 Deep mahogany body, holds a small dense beige cream. Rich nose - dates, prunes, raisins, dark brown sugar, licorice, roast nuts, chocolate, bready yeast, savoury spice. Rich syrupy body, creamy carbonation, not much indication of that booze. Plenty of sweetness upfront on the body - burnt sugars, treacle, dates & dried fruits, black pepper, sweet woody spice. Finish is long, somewhat drying, hint of warmth. Luxurious, very tasty.

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