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Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ertvelde, Belgium

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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2005
Bottled. Dark brown appearance. Huge creamy, white head. Very sweet and finish is very yeasty. I like the normal Draak more, (or more correctly, it displeases me less). Lacks some of the classic Christmas spices.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (13598) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2005
Bottle. OK fruity aroma. Spicy flavour with a malty, dryish finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12548) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2005
Bottled (BB 09/2008)
Nut brown, small creamy head. Fruity, plums in the nose. Suprisingly light, doesn’t show much alcohol. Fruity, yeasty, balanced but lacks a good malt character. Some sugars in the finish. Not very Christmasy and down from regular Gulden Draak.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Hansen (6643) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2005
I don’t know if I have got a bad bottle. Aroma was a bit sour and unpleasent and same goes for the flavor. Looks fine, dark and with a big head.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2005
Deep reddish colour with a big dense tan head. Malty, fruity sweet aroma with a spicy touch. Sweet dark fruit flavor with a touch of anise.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2005
Bottle. Red brown colour with a baige head. Dark fruits, spicy aroma and a sweet dark fruits taste. Medium body and a light alcoholic finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2005
Bottle. Dark brown with small, short lasting head. Sweet, candy/wine gum, fruity tartness, lightly spicy. Medium body. Nice enough though sometimes one can wonder; "what is the point of this beer?"

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20807) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2005
Bottled. Clear red brown coloured with a beige head. Aroma of spices, dried fruits, fruits and liquorice. Flavour of spices and dried fruits with notes of liquorice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Bottle @ Fynske Øldage. Some sweetness in the nose along with notes of dark fruits. Hazy brown to dark reddish body with a small tan head. Fruity and quite malty flavor, quite sweet. This is supposed to be a christmas beer.


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