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Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Belsele, Belgium

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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
karlsnes (47) - - DEC 8, 2012
08.12.2012 3. luke i Ølkonsortiets julekalender. Uts: klar, mørk bronse, moderat kullsyre og godt med lyst beige skum. Duft: fruktig og sødmefylt (kompott), noe alkohol og hint av humle. Smak: middels fyldig. For mye alkohol i smaken, litt dårlig balanse, men godt med frukt og noe skuffende ettersmak, preget av alkohol og noe syre. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnstledger8 (464) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle - labeled 'Santa Bee'. Pours a dark brown with hints of red coming through the light. Lasting brown foamy head leaving lacing around the glass. Aroma is of chocolate, nuts, oats, vanilla, wood, hint of liquorice. Taste is of chocolate, oats, dark fruits, nuts, caramel, light hint of spice on the finish. Light oily to foamy soft mouthfeel, light carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (8479) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle sampled at Essen Winterbier festival 2015. Appears dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of herbs, caramel, overripe dark fruit, perfume and toffee. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (6495) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle at the Essen Winter Beer Festival, 2015. Poured a clear dark brown with a round off white head. The aroma is sweet malt, light caramel spice. The flavour is moderate sweet with a zesty fake sugar fruity light alcohol palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
markextrae (2743) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2015
bottle sample during xmas beer festival, poured a amber colour with a slight off white head. nose has vineous fruits upfront, going to the tart side, spices, caramel, and slight yeast. itís not about right.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DutchDrebus (5275) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2015
Bottle @ home. Dark amber to brown colour with a skall off-white head. Smells sour, red fruits, wild yeast, floral. Probably infected. Tastes sweet, loads of herbs, slightly floral. Doesnít taste sour. Medium body, soft carbo. Taste isnít too bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (7217) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2015
3/VII/15 - 33cl bottle as "Santa Bee" from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ Filipís place - BB: 15/XI/15 (2015-833)

Clear amber beer, creamy irregular beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, honey, sugary, bit soapy, floral, citronella. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sourish, spicy, citrus, floral, hoppy, bit herbal. Aftertaste: soft bitterness, lots of citronella, some caramel, hoppy, bit grassy, soapy touch. Weird, with all the citronella. Iím curious where that came from...

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hednom (122) - Messelbroek, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle 33cl (Santa bee), pours a Brown colour with a small head, aroma of cherry and honey, Sourish taste with dry aftertaste, bit alcohol

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniele (7188) - ITALY - JAN 21, 2015
bottle quasi scura buona schiuma piuttosto persistente erbaceo terroso lieve nota maltata mielosa una nota ferrosa lieve tostature unanota fruttata uvetta note dolciadtre lieve liquoroso

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
murran (474) - - DEC 24, 2014
Pours a hazy dark brown body with a medium head. Pleasent sweet aroma. Nice and balanced fruity taste with a hoppy feel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (3861) - BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2014
Better known nowadays as Santa Bee, another stereotypical Scotch-based Belgian Christmas ale, deep bronze with dense, off-white head; malty and estery aroma, honey, sweet spiciness, candied fruits; malty taste, fruity, candi sugar, caramelly, yeasty, sourish touch with a dryish finish with some warming alcohol and roasted coffee bitterishness, but solvents as well. Quite alright but there are better Belgians to choose from in this time of the year.


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