Brewed by Brasserie de Cazeau
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Templeuve, Belgium


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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
"Roundness to be enjoyed by the side of an open fire! We wanted to create a more palateful, stronger beer, but without spices, unlike the majority of Christmas beers. The work therefore first of all focused on the selection of the barley malts. We needed a mixture of five different barley malts for obtaining the dark ruby colour and the body that we wanted. Then, we wanted hops that were not too strong, in order to contribute to that typical roundness of winter beers. This is why we have mainly opted for the Slovenian Styrian Golding, not very bitter, but used in great quantity and combined with a little Cascade, for a very fine hopping."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17239) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2015
Bottle split at the Bespin cloud network, thanks to Danny, 15/12/15. Lightly hazed amber orange with a decent beige covering. Nose is dark fruits, toffee, dates, fruit loaf, light spice, candied sugars. Taste comprises sweet malt, candied fruit peel, faint spice, caramel. Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, sweet licks in the close and a boost for good measure. Ok for style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (6293) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2015
Sample at Örebro Öl & Whisky 2015. Fruity and spicy smell. Similar taste, some dried fruit and toasted sugar. Light body. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (17285) - P´Castle, GERMANY - OCT 17, 2015
Trübes sehr dunkel orange braunes Bier mit einer ordentlichen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch süß malzig, röstmalzig. Geschmack süß malzig rostig, Karamell, Vanille.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gaultier (1540) - SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2015
@ Agards väg 29/5-15. Malty and fruity with notes of caramel. Body is medium, the finish is caramely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jorn69 (2725) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2015
Beer tasting @ Gaultier 150529. Bottle (750 ml) from Belgoklubben. Malty and caramely with fruity notes, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry and malty with caramely notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vjohans (717) - SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2015
Aroma:sweet, dry, yeasty spic, hay, earthy, Apperance: amber, white head, hazy, Taste: dry, medium sweet, light bitter, Palate:medium body, bitter finish, medium carbonation

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FunkyF (926) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2015
Flaska från Belgoklubben. Kopparfärgad med tjockt vitt skum. Doftar jord och jäst. Söt med lite järn, beska och jäst.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7838) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Deanso. Poured a clear dark brown with a big frothy light tan head and a few bubbles. The aroma is yeast, sweet red berry fruit. The flavour is moderate sweet, light bitter with a light, slightly watery fruity, light roasty malt, light hop bitter palate. Moderate to light bodied with lively carbonation. A Christmas beer "should" have more body, more fruit, less CO2 and more rich defining flavours. This is not a bad beer, but it’s not what I expect from a Christmas beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
VsXsV (3968) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle. Almost hazy copper liquid with small to medium off-white head. Aroma of dried fruit, licorice, light chocolate, light banana, raw sugar and light bubblegum. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of dried fruit and raw sugar. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. A bit watery and characterless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyrmir (5614) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2014
750 ml bottle. Amber with off white head. Aroma of plums, compost, light spice and alcohol. Taste is sweet, malty, some yeast and ripe fruit.

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