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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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7538) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2009
Bottle that I picked up at Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Nr Gent, 31-10-09 consumed 09-12-09 Pours dark, dark murky brown with a small cappucino coloured and shaped head, this soon shrunk to a leave a slight film of beige across the top. Sweet mollassess on the nose with a slight twang and a little yeast. This is a lovely simple beer, soft, nice warmth from the alcohol at the back of the mouth, lovely dark sugars, good stuff. A7 A4 F8 P4 Ov15 3.8

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (2819) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2009
dark brown coloured body with a off white head a malty fruity aroma a sweet malty fruity caramel taste with a malty bitter finish

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yves (2271) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2009
Darkbrown coloured beer with small off-white head and medium carbonation. Fruity sweet bit malty aroma. Full palate, sparkling. Finish is malty roasted ending bitter and dry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10379) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2008
Bottled in 2005. Brown color with floaties. malt, pineapple and porto in the aroma. Porto flavor with pineapple. Has thinned a bit over the years, but still ages well. Sweet and almost sugary.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13828) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2008
Bottle from Dranken Geers. Clear russet, lots of floaters. Thin beige head. Bit of rubber, lots of deep red fruit. Some burn from the alcohol. Decent seasonal beer, some good deep red fruit, some decent malt, good yeast character. But the alcohol is a little syrupy. Still, quite interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 11, 2008
Deep reddish amber, tiny head. Frutiy malty aroma of ripe fruit, cherries and caramel. Sweet flavour and finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2008
Hazy deep amber with large off white head. Sweet aroma with loads of fruit and caramel. Flavor likewise with roasted malt and toffee notes. Ends sweet with warming alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5541) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2008
33cl, from Geers Oostakker, complex brew, cloudy, small head, nice X-Mas brew

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4859) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2008
Bottle. Dark amber to copper colour with a lot of sediment. Good rye bread aroma with some alcohol. Dried fruit, alcohol, rye bread and spices in a harmonious blend. quite full-bodied. A nice Christmas treat.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike_77 (3219) - NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2008
Hazy brown colour. Sweet candy aroma. Scents of dried cherries, apricots, etc come through. Flavour is similarly sweet with a degree of spiciness coming through.


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