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Christmas Leroy

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


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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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A dark Christmas beer in the Scotch Ale style. Exists in filtered version (25cl) and refermented version (75cl).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
corkyrory66 (640) - BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2014
Bière classée en scotch ale par le brasseur et ratebeer (…), qui n’en est pas moins une spéciale de Noël, mais en version 25 cl (!! no comment !!), filtrée ( ?? ) et à seulement 7,5 % abv. On part sur des bases faibles !! Couleur brun roux et roux en transparence. Clarté nette (pour cause …). Bulles fines mais peu nombreuses. Mousse qui est plutôt un nappage beige très ténu. Arômes de fruits noirs, pain d’épices, malt torréfié, prune. 1ère bouche souple, sur des fruits noirs et un porto d’entrée de gamme (pour ne pas dire moins…). Arrière-bouche forte, bien marquée spéciale. 2ème toujours aux nuances de fruits, mais l’arrière-bouche est plus fade, moins profonde. La 3ème donne des choses vraiment basiques, allant jusqu’aux faux accords. Sur la longueur, rien ne va plus. La levure est très faible. L’alcool ne peut rien corriger (il y a trop de travail pour cela). La finale est sans autre nuances. CONCLUSION : une christmas à oublier, mais pour 25 cl, on ne perd pas grand-chose !!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PeatyPete (393) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2014
Chestnut brown color with off-white head. Aroma of sweet wort and dried fruit. Taste of dark fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2124) - BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle-fermented Christmas beer from Leroy, with thin, off-white head and bronze colour. Caramelly profile, fruity, raisins, brown sugar, spicy yeastiness; caramel malts in the mouth, straightforward, with fruity sweetishness and slight roasted bitterness in the finish, thin body. Admittedly this is not a big, opulent, thick Christmas ale like many of its congeners, but Leroy beers are an echo from the past, when beers just had to serve their purpose without exhibiting pompous gastronomical ambitions. I guess this is hard to grasp for the hipsters following big craft ales, but with respect to Belgian beer history and culture, it is a good thing that things like this - and table beers, in which Leroy also does a very good job - have existed, and still do. Respect.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JefVerstraete (1458) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle, brown colour, beige foam. Soft carbonation. Sweet aroma of light oasted malts, caramel, dark fruit and brown sugar. Some metallic hints. Light bitter finish. Ok, nothing special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ippopotamo36 (254) - Rome, ITALY - APR 27, 2014
In Leuven at the ZBF vintage 2008. Reddish dark color, cloudy. Little tick ivory head. Nose: raisins, dry fruit and cookies. Mouth of cherries, dry prunes, raisins. Good beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (7881) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 24, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig süß, fruchtig. Geschmack fruchtig, röstmalzig, dunkle Früchte.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Icedwarf (347) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2014
Donker roodbier met mooie schuimkraag. Smaak is verrassend, fruitig, kers, framboos en licht zuur, gemiddeld bitter. Uitstekend bier wat lang blijft hangen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Russo (1685) - Campinas, BRAZIL - APR 11, 2014
Clear brown color with anice off-white that fades quickly. Aroma is sweet with caramel notes. Flavor also sweet with some roasted malt and fruit notes. Mediu to high carbonated and medium body with a sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brandman (2108) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2014
Semihazy dirty brown body, white head. Aroma is sweet wortish with some nuts and butter. Sweet and yeasty taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RedSox2004 (1295) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Clear medium brown with a one-finger off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt and dark fruits. Dark fruit sweetness with caramel malt and a light bitterness. Full body, oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation and a dark fruit finish.

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