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RATINGS: 812   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Belgian Christmas ale aged in oak barrels.

AlabastorJones' rating

   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (1973) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2016
Bottle shared from Logan. 2011 vintage. Lively gusher. Pours cloudy, dark brown, with a giant, foamy, tan head. The aroma is toasted oak, balsamic vinegar, old leather, cloves, and molasses. Sweet and acerbic, with a mild tartness. Medium to heavy body, silky, a little thin, with lively carbonation. I’m not sure if this was supposed to be a sour, but it totally works as one. Lively, smooth, and complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vighals (3256) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2016
Vintage 2014. Matt nøttebrun med høyt beige skum. Lukter surt, men føles rund. Mørke frukter, trevirke, vanilje og svisker. Fyldig. Sur smak, sure røde bær, lett sødme, vanilje, svisker, trevirke. Middels lang. (Schouskjelleren ølfestival 2016)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aleksander9 (1377) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2016
Deep red with white head. Funky, spicy and floral. Dry, fruity and acidic finish. Fresh!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (4737) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2016
At Seattle tasting. Malty brown, creamy off-white foam. Malty sour, sweet miso, soft milk chocolate. I say tootsie roll, but this time it isn’t an insult. Warm, fizzy, souring Belgian brown character. Bitter finish. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lilja (2839) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2016
Ölföreningen 2015. Flaska, batch 897, 2011 vintage. Smak och doft av röda vinbär, malt, trä, körsbär, plommon, jordgubbar med toner av apelsinskal, metall, russin, viss fatkaraktär. Fruktig, stor kropp och sötma, mycket syrlig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (3187) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2016
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottled on 11/14/2014 poured into a tulip. Dark brown with medium brown highlights and big beige head. Aroma is dark fruit & oak, medium body, medium carbonation, and some lacing. Taste is tart, dark fruit (mostly raisin), some vinegar, and oak.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (1193) - Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Pours mahogany with a small beige head. Smells lightly tart, subtle spice and fruit. Taste is sour, light sweetness, Christmas holiday spice and dark fruits. Medium-bodied with a prickly texture and average mouth-carbonation, Jolly Pumpkin Noel de Calabaza finishes with a soft lingering tartness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (2964) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2016
750 mL bottle poured at a tasting. Reddish brown color pour with an active fizz head. Dark fruit aroma, with oak and soft malt. Earthy I suppose. Flavor is juicy up front. Soft spice, oak, mixed berry and black cherry flavors that linger. Very nice beer. Enjoyed this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (3375) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2015
Flaska från demolenbeershop, batch 897, 2011 vintage. Stor kropp med rejäl sötma men ännu större syrlighet som är fruktig men också lite träig. Körsbär, plommon, jordgubbar, russin, syrliga äpplen, apelsinskal men även lätt kryddig med lite nejlika och muskot. Bra balans och mycket fat och lite funk. Riktigt gott.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (748) - Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Bomber to a snifter. Cola brown with fading tan head. Dark fruit and spice aromas... Cherry and raspberry tartness with a bit of funk... Merry Christmas 2015!!!

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