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RATINGS: 793   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Belgian Christmas ale aged in oak barrels.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Blend 2, 2009: Strong tall head, ruby brown body unfiltered, aroma is strong brett stank mild acid and a hint at where there once was a malt body, flavor is brett, bitter hop layers without hop flavor, citrus sour tart, mild acid, more sour than I had expected but by no means on the level of geuese, sharp bitters and edgy sours, pilsener malt flavors stand out as well, brett dominated strong ale, very very funky

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Claves77 (178) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mortlach (1463) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (3346) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (1377) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2015
750 mL bottle at Dan's Downtown Tavern in Saline. The pour is a dark mahogany with a thin cap of tan head and no lace left behind. The aroma is different. There is a light sour funk and a gold fruit that is pretty good. There is a nice blackberry or blueberry. The flavor is sour up front with a dark fruit and a strong maltiness that kind of hides the sour and funk. There is a light malt on the back end that is well received. The mouth feel is a little soft with a sharp light carbonation and a lingeringly funky finish. Not too bad ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ippopotamo36 (994) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle at a tasting in Rome 4:20 pub on 27/08/2015, thank you Dino. Pours chestnut skin color, off-white adhesive foam. Nose: hoppy overall notes with spicy, funky, chestnut maroon glasses character. Mouth: frizzy medium carbonation, tart, spicy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (978) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a dark red, white head. Taste is sour, tart, oaky, decent. Taste is sweet, tart, devent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
fluffy (2022) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Yeah it's a bit Boozier than I would like it to be, but it's still pretty decent. Might try again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiiruBierBeer (738) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2015
Smell is mostly malt. Taste is pretty malt with deep toffee-like flavors. Medium body, light carbonation, and very slight foam.

   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARH (976) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2015
On tap, poured into a tulip. The aroma is reminiscent of a dutch, sour apple pie with secondary wood notes, and some late fig and bread crust emerging as it warms. Itís a brilliant, clear, deep caramel orange hue with a light, dense, white head that has a low amount of retention and a low amount of lace. A really nice, medium bitter,sweet, and sour balance. The texture is a bit on the thick side of oil with a light, zippy carbonation and a medium full body thatís tart with notes of caramel apple pie, sour cherries, and a strong spice as well as secondary notes of slight citrus zest, oak, and a touch of coffee as it warms. The finish starts with a very brief, syrupy and burnt caramel but turns to a zesty spice and oak with a brief character of fig. Itís dry and astringent with an aftertaste of bread crust, apple pie, fresh fig, citrus, and a late hint of chocolate. Quite clean for such a big beer.

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