Brewed by Boelens
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Belsele, Belgium


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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maarten1993 (1007) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2013
Dark beer. Smells neutral. The advertised amount of caramel and sweetness is not detectable. Tastes like herbs, spices. Some honey, ’wooden’ smell. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zaf (308) - ITALY - DEC 15, 2013
signori superbirra! ricordo la mia ultima visita al birrificio boelens..agricolo,rustico,utilizzo di materie prime visibilmente naturali,alla mano e semplice..in questa birra si può trovare tutto ciò..pur non rientrando a mio parere tra le birre artigianali natalizie,la birra è una bomba! aromi agrumosi molto molto decisi (pompelmo in primis) derivanti da spezie e piante particolari sicuramente (ricordo roba verde che veniva lanciata nei fermentatori :D) e non da luppolo..gusto maltato ma come nell’aroma,dominato da spezie davvero gradevolissime che la rendono amara ma non come il luppolo..un qualcosa che svanisce dopo la sorsata e invoglia la gola a ricevere dell’altro! gasata al punto giusto,corpo medio,finale secco..davvero un’ottima birra "natalizia"!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (14267) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2013
Sampled @ Kerstbierfestival Essen 2013. Clear reddish color, small beige head. Smell and taste malts, lightly herbs or spices, slightly liquor or wood somehow. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (6361) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2013
pours dark clear brown small white head fresh, chcolaty bitter in the smell rqther high carbo shqrp bitterness in the tqste . chocolqty, mqlty bqck . some honey , actualy pretty ’ summery ’ feeling from the refreshing and light -kinda feeling . almost even get mint in this ... good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Geiserich (4140) - Linz, AUSTRIA - DEC 3, 2013
Bottle: Aroma of geuze, cider, fruits. Flavor is also at the sourly side with green aplle notes, maltiness, roastiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (10441) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle as Santa Bee @ Studenterbaren, Århus. Pours slightly hazy amber with a white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, candy sugar, caramel, little fruit. Flavor is malty, caramel, yeast, dark fruits, light sourness, little spice. Medium body, lively carbonation. 161113

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2013
Bottle of Santa Bee. Poured deep ruby red, thick, bubbly tan head. Aroma of sweet candy and caramel malt, quite spicy and zesty. Medium body, lively flavour of yeasty cherry,

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Erzengel (7889) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle as Santa Bee: Tief dunkle Farbe, würziger Geruch. Der Antrunk ist weich- süßlich, sehr mild-weich. Diese mild-weiche Note setzt sich zum Hauptteil noch deutlicher durch, sehe schön malzig mit leichten, aber angenemen Röstaromen und einer herb-kräuterigen Note, die im Nachgeschmack noch deutlicher hervortritt! Sehr toll und die leicht süßliche Honignote passt auch sehr gut zu dem Gesamtbild! Sehr sehr tolles Winterbier! Nicht zu süß, malzig-würzig mit tollem Kräuterfinish!! Die 8,5% fallen nicht auf!! Sehr zu empfehlen!! --> A 14 / Sü 13 / Ng 15 / ges 14

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarcoDL (4208) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
Very sweet christmas beer. The usual thing for this style: lots of malt, spices and yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen1 (4878) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2013
Flaske fra Belgisk Bryg: flott skum som det ofte er på belgiske. Aroma som minner om umodne kirsebær. Smaken bringer også tankene i retning av sure kirsebær. Lett munnfølelse, og de 8,7 (iflg. etiketten, ikke 8,5 som RB sier) vitaminene er slett ikke sjenerende til stede. Kort ettersmak. Hva den har med julen å gjøre, kanskje skal den være en motvekt til den fete julematen?

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