Brewed by Brasserie Du Bocq
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Purnode-Yvoir, Belgium


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
Christmas beer brewed for Danish importer Roskilde Øl.

BillHick420's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillHick420 (442) - North Dakota, - DEC 23, 2012
Pours dark copper with a thick, lasting, off white head. Nose of sweet malts and some yeast. Aroma of sweet malts, peach, and fruityness, maybe hints of caramel. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rachetfoot (3) - DENMARK - DEC 29, 2014 does not count
Faint aroma, black, hazy, minimal head, beige foam, heavy sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, lively. Decent, but not great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Icedwarf (807) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2014
Donkerbruin tot zwart bier zonder schuim. Smaak is zoet en krachtig kruidig, anijs, drop en noot. Komt wat waterig over maar verder erg goed bier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBHansen (430) - Køge, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2014
bottle @ home. Appearance: pours clear dark reddish brown with ok off-white head with some acing. aroma/taste: caramel, chocolate, licorice, spices and hints of floral notes. palette: medium carbonation, medium to full body, some caramel sweetness, average bitterness, medium duration and an oily texture. Overall: nice spicy seasonal with some balanced sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TorbenH (963) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2014
brown, clear, tan foam, herbs, roasty, toast, nuts, full body, oily feel, average carbonation, medium sweetness, medium bitterness,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPAgutten79 (787) - Skui, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
Mørk brun, medium skum. Aroma av tørket frukt og søt malt. Smaken samme. Medium konsistens.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
djoeye (2520) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2014
Beige head, cola black body. Efforts of lacing. Aroma; dust, straw, hay’ish hops, mild malts. Taste; dark honey candies, herbal candies, hoppy candies, yule-gnome dust, sweet liquorice candies. Feels as melted candies. Sweet finish with honey-chocolate. [33cl brown bottle, abv8.1%, B@Vinmonopolet, 7€, BB24/09/19, T@höme]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nilsas (2440) - Bryne, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2014
Lukt: Duft av humle, malt, litt lakris og sjokolade.
Utseende: Mørk brun, nesten sort farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt lag skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Søtlig smak av frukter med en anelse lakris i ettersmak.
Hvor: "Kjøpt@VP Bryne, Nydt@Lokal hjemme tasting med Gorm
Medium: Flaske@330ml
Kommentar: Nydelig øl, men litt for søtt etter min smak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorm (1732) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2014
Mørk btun/svart farve med beige skum. Lukt av røstet malt, frukt og krydder. Smak av røstet malt, karamell, frukt og krydder. Vinmonopolet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen1 (3639) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2014
Fra flaske på Cardinal julaften (DSJT nov-14): rubinrød med højt kortvarig skum. Vinøs smak med krydder og sødme. Varmer i magen. Hadde det ikke vært 107 sorter å velge mellom hadde jeg kommet itlbake til denne.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (1103) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a snifter glass. A: Pours a dark amber to brow color. Clear. Forms a creamy and fluffy beige head. Good retention and some lacings left. Some spotty lacings on the top that remains for long time S: Very sweet and extremely fruity in the nose, with some spices too. Notes of raisins and figs. Toffee, caramel malts, very bready yeasts T: Follows the nose. Sweet malts upfront. Very fruity with strong notes of dark fruits, mainly raisins, plums a and figs. Spices can be also felt, maybe black pepper. Complex. Toffee, caramel malts, brown bread. Belgian bready yeasts and a soft hoppy bitterness in the end M: Heavy creamy, and bit molasses body. Medium carbonation. Bittersweet aftertaste. Belgian style O: Good drinkability. Very decent beer from Du Bocq. Classic BSDA [ BA Review @ 12/25/2012 ]

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50