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

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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Christmas beer brewed for Danish importer Roskilde Øl.


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2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
sneevel (71) - - NOV 15, 2012
Pours brownish copper with an off white head. Aromas of dried fruit and some metallic notes. The same metallic aromas in the mouth, a little bit of spice and sweetness. Fairly Chistmassy but needs more concentration and less metallic taste.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBHansen (163) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TorbenH (889) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2014
brown, clear, tan foam, herbs, roasty, toast, nuts, full body, oily feel, average carbonation, medium sweetness, medium bitterness,

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPAgutten79 (603) - Skui, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
Mørk brun, medium skum. Aroma av tørket frukt og søt malt. Smaken samme. Medium konsistens.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
djoeye (1843) - 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]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nilsas (1722) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorm (1460) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen1 (2776) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (952) - 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 ]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foffern (1298) - Bodø, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle at home. One year old. Pours a hazy reddish brown colour with a big, beige, creamy head. Aroma of dried fruit, wood, leather, brown sugar and some chocolate. Has a even more sweet flavour which is pretty similar to the aroma with more dried fruit. Has a rich mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A complex and sweet Belgian strong ale. Nice enough.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teddybeer (2342) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 14, 2013
Bottled. Dark brown colour with a beige head with medium duration. Aroma is Belgian yeasty, chocolate, chocolate plumbcake and toasty. Flavor is sweet, brown sugar, toasted malts, cookies and chocolate, slightly citrus notes and a light bitterness in the final very good compensated with the sweetness.


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