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Brewed by Boelens
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Belsele, Belgium

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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarcoDL (2833) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
Very sweet christmas beer. The usual thing for this style: lots of malt, spices and yeast.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen1 (3411) - 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?

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14705) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are dried fruits, malt, caramel, candy sugar and hops.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silvan7 (852) - Samarate, ITALY - APR 18, 2013
Bottle @ home. Versione natalizia della Bieken, la supera in quasi tutti gli aspetti. Al profumo erbaceo e floreale agiung edelle note speziate molto interessanti tipo vin brulé ( chiiodi di garofano / zenzero, etc.). Il colore è scuro, mogano e con riflessi rossastri, non è trasparente me è più limpida della versiona standard, anche se non è filtrata. La schiuma è comunque biancastra e compatta. In bocca il miele è più evidente e anche la luppolatura è meno generosa per lasciar spazio ai gusti speziati delle birre natalizie. Qualcosa mi ricorda le bevande al chinotto. Finale più appiccicoso e lungo.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ShivanDragon (2135) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2013
aroma: floraal, mout, zuur, metaal, zoet.
smaken: mout, floraal, metaal, zuur, gerstemoutm caramout, wijn.
licht/medium body, dun van textuur, normale co2.
indruk: vreemde smaakcombinatie, afdronk drook, matig bier.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jbird13 (6) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2013 does not count
Dark brown belgian. Citrus seems to make for beer that is a bit sweet and a bit too sour. Plenty of ’christmas spices’. OK as a winter beer, but definitely not top tier.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (4251) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JAN 4, 2013
Dark ruby with small tan head. Dark malts, figs, strawberry jam and wintery hops. Taste is more complex with sweetness of lots of cherry. Caramel malts to add. Different approach than the dark brown, roasted and spiced Belgian winter beers, but very Christmas y still. Nice. (33cl bottle from De Bierwinkel Leiden)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dexcansino (488) - Andalucía, SPAIN - JAN 1, 2013
[Probada como "Santa Bee"> Cerveza oscura con espuma cremosa. Sabor y olor especiado, pero menos dulce o especiada de lo habitual en las cervezas navideñas, teniendo también un poco menos de alcohol. Buena elección.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stouby (4041) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle at home. Zazy brown with an off-white head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, spicy, honey). Flavor almost heavy sweet, medium spiced, notes of licorice. Medium+ body, some alcohol, quite flat.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - DEC 18, 2012
12.12.12. Bottle. Small, off-white foam. Clear brown beer. Aroma is sweet candy, but the flavor is not very sweet. Smooth mouthfeel. Not much of an aftertaste. Good beer.


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