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RATINGS: 769   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Belgian Christmas ale aged in oak barrels.


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3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gmb5127 (234) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
onceblind (4643) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (5008) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABT_S54 (209) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1733) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (5104) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (517) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle. Dark and tart, a bit sour, really interesting. Can't taste the oak age much.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mario_giri (61) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 10, 2014
Degu @erzbierschof. Leichte Weinaromen, fruchtiger Rotwein. Feine Säure, angenehm malzig-süss, sehr Gehaltvoll und üppig. Mag ich sehr.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3388) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2014
750ml bottle 12/8/14 (Payless Liquors #9-Indy)-38° in Trappist Glass-Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of yeast, sugars, oak, caramel, and malt. Taste of the same. This medium to full bodied brew is well balanced and goes down smooth.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Clarkdvm (176) - Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle in Florida. Strong fruity aroma. Beautiful thick caramel pour. Sour plums with proper sweetness & malt. Overall awesome but I do love sours.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tomskalle (9) - - NOV 29, 2014 does not count
Drukket i godt lag på kardinal. God smak av malt, krydder og gjær. God munnfølelse.


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