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


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (4102) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 20, 2016
bottle @ Belmont Party Supply / Dayton OH --- Big aroma of malt and caramel. Cloudy brown color, smooth beige head that sticks at one-finger, thin strings of lace. Taste is malt that takes on roasted caramel in a medium fizzed swallow, turning slightly more bitter in a long, mostly sweet, finish. A nice malty brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
josanguapo (1156) - SPAIN - AUG 14, 2015
From Club del Gourmet of El Corte Ingles. 2014 edition. 4pack with free bottle opener. After dinner. Im starting to like this style of beer. Really nice sweet aroma

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamaty (1915) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 7, 2015
Marrón. Buena espuma muy muy duradera. Malteada y especiada en el aroma, difícil. En boca carácter dulce. Malteada, caramelo y especias le dan complejidad, pero no logra equilibrar bien todo ello. Regusto de azúcar tostada bastante duradero. Mejora cuanto más esta en la copa...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FireCorner (13) - - APR 12, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andrepintado (2771) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10760) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (6094) - 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....

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (4200) - 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (9213) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2014
33cl bottle shared with Denk. Thick creamy white head. Cloudy amber pour. Subtle herbal notes. Good Xmas brew.

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