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RATINGS: 738   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Belgian Christmas ale aged in oak barrels.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gmb5127 (228) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Smells like it would be a pretty tart beer. I was let down by the taste. It’s not horrible but it’s only slightly tart with a dark fruit and cherry notes. It has something a little weird that I wish wasn’t there though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (571) - California, USA - DEC 15, 2013
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a dark brown color with a bit of head. Aroma of slight sourness. Mild maltiness and some belgian yeast flavors. Slightly sour too.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1640) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Aroma of figs, tart cherry, sour oak, and a hint of cinnamon. Pours deep brown with a beautiful white head and lingering film. Taste is bubble gum, lemon peel, dried cherries and oak. Delicious sour Belgian.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bjakk (241) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - DEC 15, 2013
Brown with nice yellow head that dosent last. Sour oak lambic aroma with a hint of candy. Sour, orange, apricot, oak nice bitter dry sour aftertaste, tannin. medium body. Not christmassy at all but a nice lambic.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemike (2180) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - DEC 13, 2013
The beer is dark brown with a thin beige head. Aromas of bourbon, toffee, malt, oak. Oh my. Smells fantastic. The taste follows suit. Rich and smooth. Elegant and just a lovely beer to sip. Delicate alcoholic warmth in the finish. As good as I hoped.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (1792) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Blend 1, 2007
Tasted on 12/8/13 from a crown-capped 750mL bottle purchased at Sun Devil a long time ago, very excited to taste the first batch of this beer. Pours dark mahogany with a thick beige head that slowly recedes to a thick, even layer of lace. The nose is signature Jolly Pumpkin funk with some red wine vinegar, a faint hint of honey, and some traditional baking spices and just a bit of dark bread. The flavor is more funky than sour, with some dark bread nuttiness, faint baking spices, honey coming through, with a lightly vinous note. The body is medium with average carbonation, nice tannic structure, and a long complex finish. Some vanilla oak begins to come through as the beer warms.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5045) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Aroma is slightly boozy with lots of dark fruit, soft spice notes, tart berries, funky yeast and cocoa. Taste is sour fruit, tart berries, funky yeast, wet oak, cocoa, notes of chocolate and soft earthiness. Some flowers and soft balsamic in spots as well. Body is medium and dry with soft carbonation and a light acidic feel. Ends with more wet oak, soft spice, cocoa, funky yeast notes, tart berries, dark fruits (plums and cherries), light earthy notes and hints of flowers.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
charlotte (3947) - rødovre, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle.Hazy dark Brown colour with small head.Aroma is spicey and odd sourish,feels unbalanced and odd,taste of rotten fruits and candy really not a good Belgien strong ale.Maybe i just hat a bad bottle.Bought at Maltbarzaren.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (456) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 30, 2013
750ml bottle pours dark brown with 2 finger off white head. Nose is spices, peppercorn, cola, funky. Taste is funky, nutty, spices, woody, musty, meaty. Finish is spices, tart, nutty, earthy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Valgreen (457) - DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2013 Bottle @ unibaren. Slightly clouded dark brown, small tan head, good lacing. Aroma, malty, brett, citrus fruits. Taste, malty, sour, brett, citrus, grapefruit, fruity. Oily mouth feel.


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