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RATINGS: 751   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Belgian Christmas ale aged in oak barrels.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35077) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2008
Bottle 75cl. @ Amerikaner blindsmagning @ Papsoe, Bottle #23.]
Unclear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lancing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, sour, woody notes. Flavor is moderate sweet, light to moderate acidic and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, and a dry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (190608)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2008
Bottle. Papsoes MadsBerg homecoming blindtasting, bottle #23. Pours slight cloudy orange to brown with a slowly collapsing off-white head. Solid lacto and hoppy aroma. Mild milky note following. Flavour is sour and dry citric with a mild malt note. Dry citric finish. slight milky note into the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29335) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2009
Bottled. A hazy dark amber beer with a thick light tan head. The aroma is sweet with notes of Belgian yeast and lots of hops, elderberries, and grass. The flavor is acidic malty with notes of wood and brettanomyces.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2008
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of FlacoAlto. Clear amber golden with a dense and lively lacing beige head. Tart Brettish aroma. Medium body, a little low in carbonation. Fruit and woody accents but also an astringet phenolic finish, that isnt overly pleasant. 190608

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20810) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2008
Botte #23 at Papsoes blindtasting. Cloudy orange coloured with a huge off white head. Light acidic aroma of wood, fruits and brett. Light acidic flavour of brett, wood and vanilla with notes of hops. Tart finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20334) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2009
Bottled@Konttori, Tampere. Amber colour, beige big head. Aroma is sourness, fruits, alcohol, some spices and quite much wooden notes as well. Flavour is sour wooden notes along with caramel malts, spices, earth and quite fruity as well. Smoothens up as it gets warmer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16727) - Malm, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2008
Bottle, blend 2, 2007. Thanks to jsquire. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Malty spicy vinous yeasty aroma. Has a sweetish spicy wood flavor with some vinous hints. Finish is slightly oaky and spicy acid finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (15101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2011
15th January 2009
Cloudy brown beer with an off white head. Dry with a sharp sour attack. A little spicy. Very dry finish. This beer sucks the moisture from your chops! Plenty of sour kick but just stupidly over dry!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14339) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2012
bottle at Bens ... deep brown ... thin tan head ... light roast ... light funk ... big fizz ... big spice ... soft roast ... raisin and sour plums ... little woody malts ... interesting but not me

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
saxo (14044) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2011
Bottle from Skjold Burne. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are nice and sour with caramel, fruits, yeast, malt and hops.


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