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Brewed by Companyia Cervesera del Montseny
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Sant Miquel De Balenyà (Seva), Spain

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Estil cerveser: CHRISTMAS ALE. Cervesa d’alta fermentació elaborada amb una recepta d’hivern, amb un toc especiat.

Nota de tast: Al gust d’aquesta cervesa s’hi combinen les amargors de les maltes torrades amb notes dolces de l’anís estrellat, donant lloc a una cervesa càlida i reconfortant. Cervesa amb complexitat de sabors, per a prendre sola o després dels àpats amb dolços de postres.

Ingredients de la recepta: Aigua del Montseny. Maltes: pale ale, àmbar, chocolat, cafè, crystal i caramalt. Cereals: ordi torrat. Flor dels llúpols: challenger, east kent goldings, northern brewer i celeia. Espècia: anís estrellat.

Temperatura de consum: entre 6º i 10ºC.
Formerly CCM HivernALE.


SledgeJr's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 22, 2010
In the 0.5 mL green bottle. 2009 vintage. Pours a murky dark brown with a medium, big bubbled effervescent head that produces floating discoids of foam. PDQ cocoa powder aroma. Tart at first, some toasted caramel and then a substantial chocolate finish. Perhaps a small splash of cherry, but I’m not getting any spices or certainly "blood oranges" at all. I can see where this beer would fill the role of a Winter Warmer in a place where it never snows.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FireCorner (4) - - APR 12, 2015 does not count
33cl bottle. Red/brown colour. White foam that remains a thin layer. Aroma to malt, caramel and anise. Flavour to malt and spices with a touch of anise/caramel. Medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andrepintado (1781) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAR 16, 2015
33cl bottle. Dark red brown. Head is thin. Medium body. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter. Aroma is spicy, caramel, alcohol, liquorice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (8480) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle. Molasses/caramel malt and herb/light cinnamon aroma. Chestnut brown with small head. Sweet caramel malt and moderately bitter spicy herbal flavor. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (4506) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Bottle: Pours dirty, hazy brown with a large, chunky beige head. Vanilla, licorice aroma....a hint of root beer. Taste is bready, toasted caramel, vanilla, chocolate cake.....slight spicing. Pretty good....not over-spiced....

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EduardTremols (1) - SPAIN - JAN 1, 2015 does not count
Una cervesa especial d’Hivern (tipus brown ale) aromattizada amb espécies i amb poca amargor. La càrrega alcoholica és nota una mica i potser mata una mica els sabors secundaris. Per altra banda el seu conjunt es rodó i equilibrat i no cansa al paladar. Una cerveza especial de invierno (tipo brown ale) aromatizada con especias y bajo amargor. La carga alcoholica se nota bastante y quizá esto mata un poco los sabores secundaris. Por otra parte el conjunto es redondo y equilibrado y no cansa al paladar

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (4159) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle @ dean’s. Aroma is spices, caramel, malt, hint of vanilla. Flavour is sweet malt, spices, vanilla, light bitter liquorice and roast, nice Christmas ale! (which is normally hate)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (6187) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2014
33cl bottle shared with Denk. Thick creamy white head. Cloudy amber pour. Subtle herbal notes. Good Xmas brew.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (1152) - SPAIN - NOV 28, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en El Corte Ingles. Color marron. Sabor a malta, dulce, ligeramente a caramelo.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
momordgz (223) - - OCT 28, 2014
Toasted briwn beer. Medium body. Taste weird, unclear malty taste with not so clear spiced flavour.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1663) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 3, 2014
Cerbeza oscura, visualmente con poca persistencia de espuma, olfactivamente se notan en parte las especias, en boca se nota el uso de las maltas tostadas


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