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Braven Apostel Kerstbier

Braven Apostel Kerstbier
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Brewed by De Proefbrouwerij
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium


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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (3547) - BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2014
Christmas ale joining its older tripel brother some years ago. Yellowish beige head, dark brown colour; chocolatey aroma with raisins and pear as well as spicy notes of aniseed, cinnamon and coriander. Malty and very yeasty taste, bit doughy, soft bitter finish with the spiciness from the aroma returning. Lacks the finesse of many a great other Belgian massive ale, but still enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4771) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2013
Pours black no foam Smells like acwalk in the forest Rather low carbo , bitter , green spices , aftertaste is sweet , spiced

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (6667) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2013 30/V/13 - 33cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: 16/VI/13 - bottled: 16/VI/10 (2013-506)

Clear dark brown beer, creamy beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: molasses, brown sugar, chocolate, dried fruits, aniseed, bit spicy. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: molasses, aniseed, liquorish, browh sugar, some chocolate. Aftertaste: aniseed, caramel, brown sugar, little bitter, spicy. Aniseed is clearly present, easily detectable, yet not overwhelming or bothering me. Which is quite a surprise, cause I’m not a big fan of it. Lovely beer, though probably the age (almost 3 years) has lots to do with that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (8022) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2012
33cl bottle from Geers. BB 16/06/2014. Brune acajou, col fin beige. Arôme malt grillé, caramel, fruité noir et mélasse. Palais garde ce côté prenant malté grillé, limite liquoreux, caramel avec des notes de sucre candi et ce profile très belge. Qcq épices, fruité noir, sec et grains laissant un léger fini collant aux lèvres allant vers la mélasse.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7768) - NUNEATON, 3rd, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2011
From under the stairs. Pours mahogany with a collapsing beige head. Aroma of swimming pool water (briefly), port and overripe plum, red apple scattered with spice (cinnamon), bubblegum, malt loaf and cherry coke. Malt loaf dunked in cherry coke flavour with a faint warm of alcohol, chocolate and prune hints..more bubblegum. Seductive Belgian sipper wafting with spice, yeast, dried fruits and muscovado. There’s just enough roast and darkness there to balance it. Proef really don’t make much crap. And if this doesn’t get you feeling just a teensy bit festive you’re probably going to need more than a beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (11048) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2011
Dark brown color with a small light brown head. Ok smell, decent taste. Very nice warming alcohol. Good carbo, medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11589) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Delirium, Brussels.
Pours deep dark brown with a medium, creamy beige head. Fizzy at first, then settles nice and creamy. Aroma is vinious, caramel, coriander, brown sugar, plums, raisins, cloves. Medium carbonation, fine creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is mildly cocoa-powder dry, some coriander, chocolate, Belgian sugar, plums. Mild vinious with some slight sticky sweetness. Fine beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abio (1809) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2011
Pours out dark brown with a head that sticks nice to the glass, but colapses way to quick. The smell is liquour, alcohol, malts, caramel. A bit unpleasant warming alcohol. The taste starts sweet caramel, malts and spices. The yeast gets trough slowly, the aftertaste is better, more moderated then the actual taste. Full of taste, but not completely my stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (1960) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2011
330 ml bottle a dark brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts caramel dry fruits some spices taste malts caramel dry fruits and liqueur

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2010
Very dark brown coloured beer with a small off white head and very little carbonation. Malty roasted and light sweet caramel hinted aroma. Full creamy palate. Finish is bitter malty, creamy and roasted touched. Longer creamy and malty bitterish ending. Nice.

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