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


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RATINGS: 720   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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 Pčre Noël was a bit of a departure, with a very appealing yeasty tartness that was not readily discernible in earlier years.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joskevermeulen (23) - liedekerke, BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2014
Een lichter kerstbiertje, makkelijk drinkbaar. Afwijkend van de typische kerstbieren. Amberkleurig en vrij bittere afdronk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (2008) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2014
December 20, 2014. Bottle at home, best before october 20, 2019.
Hazy dark orange with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is spicy with cloves and nutmeg, dark sugars and almond. Taste is light to medium sweet, very light bitter with a dry spicy finish. Light bodied, oily texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (1595) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2014
from draft, poured a slight hazy copper amber colour with a off head, spices, caramel, belgian yeast, plums, caramel, malt, avarege beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (497) - HUNGARY - DEC 21, 2014
Teaszínű külleme marcipános élesztő illatával tarkított, szivacsos szerkezetű habja tört fehér árnyalatban hosszasan megmarad egy vékonyka gyűrű formájában. Komlótól lüktető ízjegyei halvány mézességbe burkolóznak, sejtelmességbe tekert teste csalódást semmi esetre sem okozó belga alapokra épül, csavaros utóíze által többféle igényt is nagyszerűen kielégít.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hirigalzkar (2414) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle. Rather light for a 7%abv beer. Yeasty. Estery. White pepper. Nice small bitterness in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (1147) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
Pours a cloudy copper, with nice big creamy off white head and a decent amount of lace. Aroma is mild caramel, earthy, Belgian yeast, spicy, nutmeg and Cloves. Flavour is spicy, Belgian yeast, mildly sweet, caramel, earthy, mildly bitter, earthy, nutmeg, and cloves.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1444) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
Pours a hazy orangish copper with a frothy white head. Aroma of spicy Belgian yeast, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Taste is spicy Belgian yeast, cloves, cinnamon and cloves all in a delicate balance. Excellent Christmas beer with definitive spices but never overwhelming or over spiced... Great for the season!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (742) - Burlingame, California, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Pours a hazy copper color with a foamy white head and lacing. It has a nice aroma of malt, spice, some earthy hops, and a bit of dried fruit. The flavor is spices and malt upfront with a balanced malt and hop finish over a medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2320) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
Big bottle from Systembolaget. A very belgian yeast aroma with anis seeds, banana and herbs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
florent.janssens (194) - - DEC 11, 2014
biere sans grande particuliarités, ni gout trop prononcé. Mais qui reste.agréable en bouche. Arričre goűt houblonné plus prononcé. bičre classique.

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