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


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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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"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."

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TrefwoordPunk (818) - Leiden, - DEC 18, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a clear brown with a medium but fading tan head and an aroma of sweet malts, ripe red fruits, toffee, milk chocolate and herbs. The taste is mainly malty, not too sweet and with a medium complex spiciness and bitterness. There’s a bit of sourness in the finish. Just a nice beer, but not too special to me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FunkyF (215) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2015
Flaska frĺn 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 (5234) - 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 (2573) - Linköping, 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 (3682) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
TychoJames (294) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2014
Flaska 75 cl belgoklubben. Grumlig mörkt kopparfärgad med stort beiget skum. Doft av bröd, dränerade äpplen och lättare malt. Förhĺllandevis neutral. Smaken likasĺ den inget som imponerar . Bröd och malt med alkohol som slĺr igenom. Gĺr väl att ana en viss fruktighet i bakgruden. Har en ganska bra beska men utöver den känns den nĺgot platt och lite av en besvikelse faktiskt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adster (475) - HUNGARY - DEC 21, 2014
Nagyszerű mézeskalács aromákkal nyit, tükörsima borostyán testén tört fehér tejszínhab húzódik. Nyugodt, kiegyensúlyozott kortyait aszalt sárgabarack, csipetnyi fahéj, ízgazdag maláta és sziporkázó élesztő teszik igazán meghitté. Selymesen csúszik, miközben apró fűszerbombák pukkadoznak útját színesítve, az összkép karcmentes, csodásan sima. Remekül kiegyensúlyozott, és mégis kellően tartalmas alkotás. 

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gyllenbock (5228) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle. (thanks SirLimpsalot) A bit hazy dark red with a medium head. A bit thin and sweet with malt, chocolate, some perfume and light roasted. Nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SirLimpsalot (2438) - SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
@ Gyllenbock 14-12-13: ganska medioker både i doft och smak. Söt och maltig med liten beska. Känns lite intetsägande. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarageBrewer80 (102) - SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
Flaska ur belgolĺdan. Komplex maltig kropp. Elegant smak av humle, vin, äpple och belgisk jäst. Mycket trevlig och välbalanserad öl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hanoi (506) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2014
Nose is sweet, cloves, dates, slight, woody note, licorice, slight hazelnut. Taste is very faithful to the nos - very nutty, light wood, dates, a little licorice, a gentle chocolate emerges in the finish, leading to light spices. Mouthfeel is quite thin for a Christmas beer . I am a little underwhelmed by this, it’s nice enough, but I find the nut flavours overwhelm.

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