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RATINGS: 804   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Belgian Christmas ale aged in oak barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle at a tasting at Butler's place. Pours brown with a thin white head. Aroma is slight tartness with not much else. Flavor is tart apples. Not much else going on. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
c1raider (100) - New York, USA - JAN 23, 2015
This is a fun beer that is very unique. Malty, fruity, carbonated, licorice, easy drinking, smooth, would buy again!

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
outlawskies (481) - Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2015
I did not realize was suppose to be sour. It definitely caught by supprise. It was a slightly nice supprise. Julie is not going to like very much she made several yucky she gives a 1

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (6308) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle @ Three Notch’d Tasting. Chestnut brown pour with a small head. Pennies and cherry. Light tartness. Mineral, some acid. Taste of cherry fruit leather. Sea salt and driftwood. Light drinking fruit that’s beer kept in a sea captain’s chest. Earthy, sort of dry on the finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerdedDave (1071) - - JAN 11, 2015
on tap at Eulogy in Philadelphia; hazy reddish color; sour apple and cherry aroma; great sour apple and cherry flavor; the tap unfortunately ran out after I ordered this one and they brought me just about one sip; it tasted great and I really wish I could have had more than one sip

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
onceblind (6379) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Dark hazy brownish ruby with a lovely sour tone of cranberry and sour oak with a dark earthy sweetness. Nice flavor that begins earthy sour but then gets dry and nearly flavorless save for a wee metallic twang. Eh. There’s a little dark maltiness through it but it’s no great sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (9776) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle - Sour black current and some funk. Cloudy Amber with a decent rich beige head. Soured cherry, soured malts, oak notes and some balsamic in the finish. Not sure about Christmas ale, but very much like Flemish red.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABT_S54 (322) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
75cl bottle shared in a Delirium Noel glass. Pours a dark brown/red colour with a slightly off white head which barely lasts the pour. Aroma is vinous notes with a clear acidity present. Taste is tart cherries, sweet maltiness and a rather thin mouthfeel. All in all quite disappointing and not at all Christamassy despite the promising write up from the brewery. This is similar to an oud brown which in itself is very promising but when it is masquerading as a Christmas Belgian Ale my expectations were somewhat different.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (2764) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2014
December 20, 2014. Bottle at home, bottled november 15, 2012.
Murky reddish brown with a very small off-white head. Aroma is tart cherries, dry oak, light sweet caramel notes. Taste is tart fruity, with light sweet caramel notes. Dry woody finish. Light to medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (6392) - Utah, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle shared at Mikeys holiday tasting
Cloudy amber with a off-white head, lots of lacing. Aroma is tart, dark fruit and spices. Taste is tart, toasted malts and spices
A good holiday beer.

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