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."

The Etruscan's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
The Etruscan (629) - Tuscany, - SEP 13, 2013
Beige foamy full lasting head. Dark brown colour. Aroma is malty with dark fruits and light licorice and roasty notes. Flavor is malty too with light fruity (walnut and cherry) tones, ending in a moderately fruity, slightly metallic finish. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nutjes (301) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2016
33cl-fles van bij Tabac&Co - Palais des biŤres te Dottenijs (in Famiflora). U: Donkerbruin met bruine schuimkraag. G: Geroosterde mout, drop, kruiden en wat mandarijn. Verrassende combinatie. S: Karamel, chocolade en kruidig. Mandarijn en wat ander tropisch fruit in de afdronk. Lekker maar mocht wel wat uitgesprokener. M: Medium carbonatie en licht sticky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Icedwarf (1312) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2016
Zwart bier met stevig schuim. Smaak is krachtig, bitter hoppig met iets van rook, karamel, bramen en bessen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (22351) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2015
15th December 2015
Bottleshare at Chez Smith. Thanks to Dan. Hazy amber beer, good cream colour head. Palate is airy and mildly dry, modest fine carbonation. Thin but sweetish malts, thin cream. Light caramel toffee. Mild and quite ripe fruits. Pinch of spice. Standard stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mortlach (1956) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 25, 2015
On tap @Mad for Beer (Rome). Pours deep brown/reddish with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruits, some chocolate notes. Flavour is medium sweet and malty, balanced with a good bitter end. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Decent Christmas beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (9515) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle shared at Leightons place, 14/12/15. Thanks to Daniel for this one. Light hazed amber orange coloured pour with a lasting thin cream head. Aroma is earthy nuts, mineral, raisin, hint of spice. Flavour is composed of semi sweet, toffee, nutty, red berry, toffee, Palate is semi sweet, moderate carbonation, cakey, low Belgian yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (3977) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2015
bottle sample during xmas beer festival. poured a murky darker amber colour with a off head on top. Aroma of plums, caramel malts. raisins, light spice and alcohol heat. Taste is sweet, caramel malts, pears, yeast, and dark fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lello4ever (715) - ITALY - DEC 18, 2015
Si presenta di un ambra scuro tendente al marroncino, nettamente rossastro in controluce. bella schiuma poco persistente biancastra e frizzante ma compatta. Al naso ottima con note di caramello, spezie, frutta secca e dark fruits. Estremamente beverina, spiccato il dolce con un corpo medio e alcol per nulla in evidenza. Molto convincente come natalizia.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (6596) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2015
Bottle shared at Leightonís. Picked up at Utobeer. 8.2%. Dark amber orange, red hue, still, clear, foamy tan head, light lacing. Aroma is toffee, tangerine, sweet yet earthy. Body is medium, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is medicinal, sweet toffee, mint, dry finish with some white pepper. Just OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (18711) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2015
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Daniel. Pours amber-gold with a frothy, off-white head. The nose has lightly doughy bread, faint spices, esters. Medium sweet flavor with more simple, sugary bread, light toffee, candi sugar. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish, faint metal, faint spices, toasted toffee, bread. So so.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (12707) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2015
Bottle thanks to Dirty Danny. It pours hazy deep mahogany brown with a decent beige head. The nose is earthy, bitter-sweet, spicy, rich bread, fruit cake, caramel and some earth. The taste is bitter, bready, wood, bitter - sweet, dried fruits, sugary candy, fruit cake, warming alcohol boost, stewed orange and some sticky sweetness with slick finish. Medium body, high carbonation and sticky mouth - feel. A bit sweet and foamy.

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