Brewed by Van Den Bossche
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
St. Lievens-Esse/Herzele, Belgium


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RATINGS: 351   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
De Kerstpater is diep donkerbruin met een streepje rood en heeft een beige schuim. Zoals bij de bruine Pater Lieven wordt ook hier de geur overheerst door chocolade met panachévulling, maar daar komt nog zoet bij van kandij en karamel en de warmte van alcohol. In de mond overheerst kandijzoet, maar een bitterheid zoals in zwarte chocolade of cacao verhinderen dat het zoet plakkerig wordt. De afdronk is lang, vooral het zoet blijft hangen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (2664) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2015
Donkere roodbruine kleur met een mooie volle kraag. Ruikt kruidig, mout, overrijp fruit. Smaakt zoetig, kruiden, caramel, basterd suiker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LLaurin (309) - Motala, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2015
X-Maß closing up. This beer pours in Christmas colour Darm amber with red tones. Head small but firm and tanned. Taste is with bread spices and sweet hints of raisins and other dried fruit. Complex but a little short on the palate. From Belgoklubben. Will match nicely at the X-mast buffet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vjohans (704) - SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2015
coffee, caramel, nuts, herbs, spruce, grass, resin, alcohol, vanilla, brown, hazy, white foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish, decent but with this ABV i expect more

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6351) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle share at Centrum Hotel, Beersel. 9% BB 2020. Very, very dark brown, red hue, small ring of off-white foam. Aroma is plums, raisin, some minty booze. Body is medium, tingly carbonation, smooth. Taste is raisin, earthy, sweet, resin, dry finish with some booze. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alusmamuts (1568) - LATVIA - NOV 25, 2015
Dark brown with medium beige head. Bit sweet and herbal aroma. Sweet taste with some sourness and herbal notes. Slightly sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (16879) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle split at hotel centrum, Beersel, 20/11/15. Extremely dark mahogany brown with a decent light tan covering. Nose is sweet malt, dark fruit rinds, marzipan, spice, stollen cake, dates, herbal. Taste comprises rich fruit cake, sweet licks, tarte red berry, dates, brown sugar. Full bodied, fine carbonation with a little prickle that aids the drinkability, sweet close with a boost. Ok if a touch overly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2015
100ml draught at Taphouse, Kbh. Patchy surface to a clear dark brown coloured body. Fragile lacing on the glass. Mid-sweet aroma of earth and brown malts. Taste of dark malts with hints of both caramel and chocolate as well as liquorice, yeasty esters beneath it all. Rounded mouth feel that lingers well. Sweet, but not overly so. Advent feel (drinking in Copenhagen 13.11.2015).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (6719) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2015
330 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 9.0%. Very dark brown / mahogany colour, moderate beige head. Pleasant aroma of caramel, brown kandij sugar and various mild Christmas spices. Plenty of caramel and brown kandij sugar in the medium sweet flavour too, again fairly distinct notes of Christmas spices. Warming mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrOrla (2243) - Odense C, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2015
Sample c4. Pour brown with a tan head. Aroma yeast, spice, touch of diactyl, dried fruit, butterscotch. Taste is moderate sweet, light butter spice, yeasty, fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (1421) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2015
DWFADSJT; Bottle. Poured clear dark brown with a moderate lasting, frothy, off-white head. Nose is moderate to heavy, toasted malt, caramel, rasin, moderate yeast, spice, light wood and perfumed. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a warming, spice, candy dried fruit, lasting finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is avarage. Sweet, warming Christmas candy.

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