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


on tap

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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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).

Niller's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niller (583) - Hammel, - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle from Hammelhus, Hammel. Dark brown colour with nearly no head. Malty aroma/taste, caramel notes, some dark fruits, hint of spice. Very watery body. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JefVerstraete (1275) - 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 (131) - 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 (7175) - 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 (307) - 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 (2069) - 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 (1236) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Desverger (1845) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle from Hammelhus, Hammel - pours dark amber brown colour, with almost no head. Has a sweetish caramel, malty aroma and taste, with some slight dark fruits, and only a weak hint of spice. Pretty weak watery body, and boring overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1950) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 21, 2013
260ml for 800 yen at Standing 1020. I’m surprised to see a Belgian beer on tap here as it is usually just Japanese craft beer on tap. A dark ruby brown, they scooped out the head & filled it to the brim! Served cold, not getting much on the nose. The taste is rich bitter malty caramel with cinnamon. Tasty, very Christmasy  but not overpoweringly so. I like it, it has a nutty aftertaste, a pleasing Belgian flavor but all I get from the aroma is a Belgian yeast & cinnamon scent. This is exceptionally balanced with no booziness. Nice subtle spicy nose like a malty cinnamon tinged saison. The taste matches that impression, medium bodied goodness.

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