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


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RATINGS: 328   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ST247 (480) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2014 Bottle @home. Pours dark brown to black with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, dark fruit, caramel. Taste is alcoholic, sweet, caramel, hint of coffee in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Werckmeister (1303) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 22, 2014
dark brown almost black color. fruity, malty smell, some cinnamon. smells fresh (carbonation). full bodied. body is very malty. malty sweet but also some hop bitterness. subtle light fruit notes, some cherry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
freretoc (1289) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 21, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl au Kilarney à Besançon, couleur brune, mousse blanche peu d’effevescence, une bière avec une drôle d’attaque sur le fumé, continuité sur le caramel et la noisette, très sèche en fin de bouche mais agréable !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty (6159) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2014
330ml Bottle - Dark brown in colour. Liquorice, aniseed and dried fruit in the aroma. Tangy taste with liquorice, raisins, aniseed and a hint if cocoa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamnowek (915) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014
Nice Christmas spice on the nose. Really smooth and really dark beer. Pretty mild taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (8428) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2014
Draught @ Fairbar, Århus. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, yeast, caramel, bread, chocolate, light spice. Flavor is sweet, malt, yeasty, sweet chocolate, x-mas spices, alcohol. Medium body, average carbonation, sweet finish with some warming alcohol. 221114

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mikske79 (1323) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 9, 2014
Een kerstbier met net iets te weinig smaak aan voor mij. Een kerstbier moet heel vol van smaak zijn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McWorta (1136) - LUXEMBOURG - APR 18, 2014
Dark brown lightly yeast hazy, murky with a fading creamy lightly tan head. Aormas of bitter chocolate, chocolate malts, dried dark fruit cake and a light hop note arise. The texture is developping a chocolaty slickness, fully sweet bodied with light caramel, butterscotch and chocolate falvours with a hint of sweetened coffee. The finish is rather mild but lasting pleasantly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (12343) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 2, 2014
Trübes dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig süß, überreife Früchte, hefig, würzig. Geschmack malzig fruchtig, reife Früchte, leicht alkoholisch, würzig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (4469) - Leuven, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2014
Brown bodied, small head. Very sweet. Sticky brown sugar and fig aroma, little bit of spices, some rye bread. Clean and sugary. Taste is similar, sugar but lacking body and maltiness. I don’t mind sweet, but there’s too little to balance things here. Does not need the 9% alcohol either, despite the nice warmth that it produces. Not great. (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière)

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