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Christmas Leroy

Brewed by Brouwerij Het Sas
Style: Scotch Ale
Boezinge, Belgium
Serve in Thistle


on tap

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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
A dark Christmas beer in the Scotch Ale style. Exists in filtered version (25cl) and refermented version (75cl).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Malin_aiisa (282) - SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle. Clear Amber, white/off white head. Aroma of caramel, Christmas spices. Fizzy feel, sweet. Caramel. Balanced. Like spicy dark champagne

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hamirubi (331) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2015
10cl sample at the Zythos Beer Festival (Leuven, April 25th 2015), as the 7.5% "Vintage Christmas Leroy 2008 (brouwerij het Sas-Van Eecke)". I could choose for the series of 2008, 2010 or 2012, and I went for the oldest one. This was a wrong choice. First of all, I don’t appreciate the Leroy water source, which has a dusty undertone. Secondly, this vintage version has a dirty ’iron’ taste for the old beer is oxidated by its old age. This is a beer from the retirement batch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (6036) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2015
Sampled at ZBF 2015. Clear amber, medium off-white head. Bready and caramelly malt aroma, bubble gum phenols, floral hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi sweet, low to medium bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bartlebier (2683) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2015
As Kapittel Watou Winter @Brugs BF ’15, ZO. Amber pour. Cassonade beet root sugars invade nostrils, taste buds and palate. Some plum, old candy, twiggy liquorice wood. Develops less than subtle, becoming starchy like overcooked fruits. No abv wafts, but no payoff either. One of few semi-drainpours of BBF ’15.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (5644) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2015 25cl, best before 01.04.16. Lots of yeast sediment in the small bottle. The beer starts smooth and malty. Round. Fresh and smooth. A bit dusty, malt, hints of dried red fruits. Slightly dusty-malty in the aftertaste. Not too much bitterness, fresh, easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
vjohans (514) - SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2015
caramel, bread, roasty, herbs, alcohol, brown, hazy, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lively, creamy, sticky, medium body, long finish,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (6492) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2015
27/XI/14 - on tap @ Gent Horeca Expo - BB: n/a (2014-1411)

Clear dark red to brown beer, irregular beige head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: bit fishy, sweet, some banana, very weird... first pour out of the tap line since last night? MF: ok carbon, medium to light body. Taste: bit sweet, caramel, metallic touch, little bitter, soft roastedness. Aftertaste: caramel, little bitter, metallic finish. Pretty weak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjik83 (1007) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
33cl van het vat bij Cambrinus, Brugge Alcoholpercentage van 7,5% Uitgeschonken in origineel Kapittel Watou glas Gedronken als Kapittel Christmas Uiterlijk: koperbruin met weinig schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: koekjesdeeg, drop, zoet, donker fruit, kandijsuiker Conclusie: lekker kerstbier alleen beetje vlak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (4281) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2014
750 ml bottle, thanks TimVim. Slightly hazy golden with white head. Aroma sweet, malty with lots of yeasty esters. Taste is yeasty, sweet, malt and alcohol

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FunkyF (426) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2014
Flaska från Belgoklubben. Kopparfärgad med gulvitt skum. Doft av jäst och karamell. Mycket smak av jäst med lite skumbanan.

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