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Boxer Christmas

Brewed by Brouwerij Roman
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oudenaarde, Belgium


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2607) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
Stereotypical Belgian Christmas ale commissioned by Coprimex and bottled both on 33 cl and on 75 cl. Off-white, moussy but not very thick foam, opening under the influence of the alcohol, colour a very dark ruby red, practically clear. Sweet fruity and malty aroma of candi, port wine, dates, coriander, raisins, banana, pear, liquorice; taste sweetish, malty, candi sugar, pleasurable spicy notes, mild sourishness for balance, in the end lightly roasted bitter with some warm alcohol and the sweetness of the candi sugar also lingering a bit. In all, a correctly made winter Scotch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kraddel (3730) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 17, 2013
Pours very dark brown . Small white head smell is aged - metal aspect overrules Still a strong carbo Taste is metallic , very dusty . Not the best

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Swaroga (1544) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2013
25cl bottle. Dark brown with small to medium head. NOSE : yeast aromas of cheese, banana. Caramel, toffee and dried fruits. SIP : medium body with oily texture and strong carbonation. Cloying sweet start with flavors of burned caramel and dried fruits. Further on cooked fruits get a bit dry and smoked notes. It finished with the same fruity and malty notes but the booze comes up and spiciness makes the surface with earthy residue on the tongue. OVERALL : could be interesting to develop more the smoked fruits aromas but the flavor is narrow and lacks longer finish and more complex nuances.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Weets (14) - SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 22, 2012
Typical Xmas beer, was only made better by the company at Montreaux. Only good for quaffing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhammaren (1190) - FINLAND - DEC 15, 2012
.25l bottle. Pours brown with medium head. Aroma is sweet malts and herbs. Flavor is mostly malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kavu (2481) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 15, 2012
0,25 l bottle from Gent. Pours cloudy brown with a medium tan head. Aroma and flavor are mostly sweet malts and alcohol. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (9143) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2011
Sampled at OBER Kerstbierfestival Essen 2011. Amber to dark red color, off-white to beige head. Smell malts, sweetness, herbs. Tastes about the same. Decent carbonation, medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (7809) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2011
Bottle at The Kulminator, Antwerp, Belgie, 19.03.11 I think it was from 1999 Nose is a little musty and aged as one might expect. Soft carbonation in the mouth. Dark brown in colour, light beige head, some sweetness remains, but touch mouldering in mouth also, its not unpleasant but likely well past its best. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (16335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2009
23rd February 2008. Brewed with caramel. Fairly complex caramel flavours. Some stouty dark malt. Dry finish - not too bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (11675) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a foamy tan head. Sweet roasted caramel with some dark fruit - probably raisin. Near full bodied with frothy carbonation. Flavor is sweet roast caramel with some anise, and probably some raisin. It carries a bit of heat. Finishes a bit gummy, towards dry. One is enough.

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