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Brewed by Caulier
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Pruwelz, Belgium

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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bdunhill (251) - Brussels, - DEC 9, 2012
This Belgian Christmas Ale has all the welcoming aromas of Christmas and a dark hazy appearance. It has a nice sweet flavor and a lingering aftertaste.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
VDuquerroux (610) - Airvault, FRANCE - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A yellow opaque earthy beer with a medium white head ; medium retention ; yeast sediments. Herbal aroma, dry white wine, alcohol. Medium sweet, light bitter, warming background. Full body, medium texture, average carbonation, sweet warming background. Overall, too much sun for this winter ale ; ok but disappointed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Icedwarf (689) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2014
Helder geel bier met veel schuim. Smaak is verrassend anders dan de meeste kerstbieren, en is bitter hoppig, krachtig en lijkt meer op een goede triple. Na de eerste verrassing moet ik constateren dat dit wel een erg goed bier is waar de smaak lang blijft hangen. Kan me wel voorstellen dat velen dit tereurstellend vinden vanwege de afwijkande smaak.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (13625) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle from Prima Beer. Hazy golden with a small white head and lots of floaties. Flavor is sweet, malty, fruity and spicy. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish with lots of warming alcohol. 261214

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
OllieBBommel (1242) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2014
33cl bottle@home. Appearance: cloudy golden with off-white head. Aroma: flowery hops, vague malt and yeast. Taste: bitter-sweet. Palate: medium bitter-sweet finish, medium carbonation. Overall: ok.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
77ships (5299) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2014
330 ml. typical Bon Secours flip-top bottle from Carrefour supermarket. Orange golden, lightly hazy, fizzing away egg-white head which quickly is entirely gone. Looks a bit like cheap sparkling wine. Nose is cheap esters, plastic, fake honey sweet & grain alcohol in typical run of the mill esters & boozy BE style. Taste is odd plastic sweetness, grain alcohol, plastic honey, light rotting egg, Plastic & thick oily body, not the best. Warms the throat a bit in a cheap hoock kind of way. Lots of odd plastic sweetness that I cannot place, not a fan of these kinds of beers. Im definitely not a fan of the brewery that makes this kind of swill.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
freretoc (1106) - Besanon, FRANCE - DEC 23, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl la brasserie, couleur blonde, belle mousse effervescence moyenne, une bire avec une attaque abricot poire et fin de bouche sur le pruneau, un peu trop sucr.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Renobob (1167) - Besanon, FRANCE - DEC 23, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Blonde forte légèrement sucrée, pas mal équilibrée. Résultat correct pour ce premier essai. On sent à peine trop l'alcool d'après moi.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ruigo (1518) - PORTUGAL - DEC 23, 2014
33cl bottle. Hazy light amber colour with floating yeast particles and fine white head. Yeast, malt, esters, caramel and citrus in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is more on the sweet side with some sour notes. Overall, a nice beer.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheFoamhead (163) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2014
The taste is dominated by a sour taste as you usually get with spontaneous fermented beers. This goes along with a heavy alcohol taste that is somehow contradictory to the medium body of this brew. A light dry hop finish rounds it up. OK, but certainly not my kind of beer due to its sour character.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RW80 (1245) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2014
33cl bottle swing top Bon Secours style. Appearance: Hazy deep blonde with a bit yeast floating init. On top of there is a thick, creamy white head, which leaves some lacing. Aroma: Esters, light malts, yeasty spicyness, candi sugar,coriander, citrus Taste: Sugary, yeasty, boozy taste. Finish is very boozy, heavy body, soft -moderate carbonation. Way too boozy. and yeasty.


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