Brewed by Boelens
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Belsele, Belgium


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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zaf (270) - - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DutchDrebus (4950) - 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. Doesn’t taste sour. Medium body, soft carbo. Taste isn’t too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (6667) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2015
3/VII/15 - 33cl bottle as "Santa Bee" from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ Filip’s 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. I’m curious where that came from...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hednom (98) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniele (6782) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
murran (420) - - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (3547) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Werckmeister (1072) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 22, 2014
red, cloudy color. fruity / fresh smell of cherries and carbonation. light spicy and light sour aroma. body feels light. sour taste, some vegetables, a bit of spices. light bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gEUS (1541) - Linden, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours clear dark orange amber with an eggshell white head. Odd spicy aroma, mingled with some caramel. Medium body, body and taste kind of blend. Not waauwed...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (6251) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2014
Draught @ Le Trappiste, Brugge. Practically black with a thin head. Has a sugary sweet winter fruit aroma and taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (5088) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2014
(backlog) Bottle at a tasting at maxxdaddy’s, As Santa bee. Hazy brown pour with tan head. Spice, yeast, sweet malt, and other belgian tones.

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