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RATINGS: 809   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Belgian Christmas ale aged in oak barrels.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (2395) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2015
Tap at mikkeller bar, san francisco. Dark brown color, tanned head. Aroma has sour fruits, pretty much lambic, some chocolate notes. Taste is nice mix of sour lambic and chocolate notes.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Karstenborg (740) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2015
Hazy dark brown with a big beige head. Aroma is sour, yeast and malt. Taste is very sour and yeast.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (1201) - New York, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Tap at the brewpub, Detroit. Pours murky brown, very small ring of tan head. Aroma is sour, dark fruit, fig, malt, little bit of cinnamon, really nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (904) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2015
Draught at Mikkeller, San Francisco. Reddish chestnut brown, creamy beige head. Sour cherry and apples, mildly tard, herbal, cinnamon, caramel malty. Finish is dry but short, sadly considering the alcohol grade. Light-medium body and low carbonation.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Pours a dark golden mahogany with fizzy head. Aromas of fruit, funk, and foeder. Flavors of sour fruit, woody notes, and some earthy notes.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Holmen2 (2733) - NORWAY - NOV 28, 2015
Backlog. Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 20.05.13. Clear brown. A little lambic/brett in aroma. Taste is at first sour, but then more malt develops. Short aftertaste. Dry. Decent drinkability.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Poured an reddish murcky brownish color with huge tan fluffy head. Carbonation kept head up strong. Aroma of cherries and some raisins. Taste had some funk and wood with the fruits lingering on to the sweet finish. Not a syrup finish just a malty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (4115) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2015
750ml bottle served in a Unibroue snifter {from notes). Batch 626. Bottled 9-29-2010. A strong pssst upon opening, and some beer may have been loss in foamy overflow had I not had my glass ready at hand. Pours a very dark brown with reddish highlights. A large, foamy/creamy beige head starts a bit pillowy, and gradually settles to a full covering, leaving gobs of sticky lacing on the glass. Aroma: The rich and complex aroma is woodsy, spicy, fruity and boozy; sweet but with a hint of tart too. Seems every bit of 9% ABV if not higher, but pleasant and inviting nonetheless. T: Mildly tart and bitter from start to finish, but has some sweet fruit too. A bit spicy, including white pepper, nutmeg, salt and allspice with some oak. M: medium-full bodied; near creamy smooth; rather high carbonation that works very well. Some warming from the alcohol both in the mouth and on the way further down. O: A delicious Christmas beer that remains quite enjoyable on this early summer night. True to style; in this case meaning this could pass for a fine Belgian brew but has its own distinct sensory profile.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Claves77 (220) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Muted strong belgian ale like quad. Excellent dark color with roasted redness. Strong sore taste for style upfront, then beer fades slowly.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mortlach (1870) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 6, 2015
750ml bottle shared @Brasserie 4:20 (Rome), thanks Dino! Pours brown/chestnut honey with a medium to light head. Aroma is vinous, mild funky, toffee, ripe fruits, chestnut, alcol notes. Flavour is medium sweet with a nice sour end, well balanced. High body, medium carbonation, a bit fizzy. Nice winter beer!


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