Brewed by Brouwerij De Ranke
Style: Belgian Ale
Dottignies, Belgium


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RATINGS: 746   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
A fantastic Christmas beer, but one that defies the universal custom of a stronger, spicier beer for the holiday season. At 7% alcohol by volume, this one is relatively lighter in alcohol than the Guldenberg, and does not pack the hop punch of the XX. It combines some of the best elements of those other two beers with a fine balance of malt and hops, complex character, a refreshing dryness, and a gorgeous cellar aroma but is distinguished by its festive copper color. The 1999 Pre Nol was a bit of a departure, with a very appealing yeasty tartness that was not readily discernible in earlier years.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
saro (1) - Tistedal, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2015 does not count
Endelig kom det Belgiske Julel i hyllene p Systembolaget i Sverige ! Og derfor ble det tur fra Norge til Sverige ! Men i r ble skuffelse stor med Pere Noel i spissen. Dette. er ikke Julel men en uferdig drlig IPA. Forstr ikke hvorfor alle ekspertene beskriver dette som et Julel. Tror Pere Noel har pisset i tanken ! Heldig for oss fant vi Mikkeller som reddet dagen for!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamTheBarrel (695) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2015
330ml brown bottle poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is hazy brownish orange with a large frothy beige head, that reduced quickly leaving a little lacing. Aroma of orange peels, grass, pears, spices and banana. Flavours of orange peels, caramel, banana, raisins and spices. Taste is medium sweet and medium-heavy bitter. Palate is medium bodied, soft texture and average carbonation. De Ranke Pre Nol is overall a good beer, yeasty belgian flavours and a nice bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Linnet (1391) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2015
Spicy, yeasty, sweet, wheat, banana, alcohol, corn, Golden colour, medium white head. Sweet, yeasty, low bite, true to its Belgian heritage. Medium body, fizzy carbonation, sweetish finish. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrOrla (1170) - Odense C, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2015
Sample c4. Pours hazy orange with a white head. Aroma of yeasty, quite hoppy, malts, spice. Taste is yeast, hops, with light sweetness, orange, spice. Better than usual

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bp15092001 (126) - - OCT 30, 2015
Pere Noel - Julepilsner med spids malt bitter smag. Ok pilsner - men har ikke noget med jul at gære...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alusmamuts (1164) - LATVIA - OCT 27, 2015
Amber with medium white head. Slight spicy herbal aroma. Herbal and spicy taste, just touch of sweet, bit watery, slight bitterness on the beginning of tongue, followed by more harsh and strong bitterness on the tongue root. The latter lasts in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (12343) - Hasborn, GERMANY - OCT 18, 2015
Leicht trbes dunkel goldgelbes Bier mit einer mittelgroen leicht beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch s malzig, Karamell, Vanille. Geschmack s malzig trocken hopfig, Vanille, leicht alkoholisch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (4598) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2015
1/15/2008 3:23:43 PM Bottle from Cracked Kettle. Hazy orange colour. Healthy head. Hoppy flavour. Very nice. Some grass, and spices in it. Slight fruit, orange and mango flavour. Quite a surprise, this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoNm (1899) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUL 30, 2015
Pours a hazy golden-amber color, topped with afairly small white head. Malty aroma with notes of fruit and yeast. Some alcohol presence and slightly spicy. Taste is sweet, malty and yeasty. Some spices in the finish as well as gentle bitterness. Well, not really my kind of beer, but passable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bkurtz (1009) - PERU - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle - Pours a cloudy, amber/orange with a big, creamy head and lacing. Sweet and spice aromas with something phenolic. The taste is in a good spot with an alcohol note. Liked it.

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