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


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RATINGS: 347   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.

Papsoe's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, - MAY 15, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2005 (Bottle 25 cl) Vintage 2003 at 9% ABV: very dark brown, almost opaque. Pronounced impurities from the bottle fermentation. Weak, light brown head. Extremely delicious malt aromas, slightly smoked and rather dry but not sharp at all with a rather subdued bitterness. The alcohol is scaringly well hidden. 040505 As "Kerstpater" 6,5% ABV, probably vintage 1997. 7/4/7/3/14=3,5

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PeatyPete (843) - NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2016
Chestnut brown color with beige head. Malty and Herbal aroma. Taste of sugar candy, toffee and raisins.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TtV (380) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Deep dark brown with a medium beige head. Little aroma, some malts and sugar and spices. The taste is mildly sweet and gets a little spicy to the aftertaste. Not too difficult, reminds me of double.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niller (1341) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2016
Bottle from G&B, Hammel. Pours dark brown/black with an off-white head. Aroma and taste is sweet malts, caramel, sweet dark fruits, brown sugar, yeast. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Very sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (3469) - NORWAY - MAR 18, 2016
On tap at De Heeren Van Liedekercke, march 12th 2015. Hazy brown body, small tanned head. Aroma of toasted malt, chocolate, herbal hops. Taste is sweet toffee, dark malt, raisin. A Straight forward classic belgo christmas beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JimmyBoy74 (555) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2016
33 cl boxbeers.dk. Fick denna i julkalendern. Denna är riktigt söt i smaken. Inget skum och lite jäst i botten.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Franksv6 (760) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2016
Brown dark beer with a white head . Taste is verry sweet, caramel, chocolde. Not bad but verry sweet

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (4530) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2016
(Kerst Pater Special Christmas) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a big tulop, ABV 9% Dark brown colour on the body, small and thin light beige head on top, with low retention. Aroma mostly of caramel, light dark fruits, not much else. Taste also ofcaramel, more to discover now, molasses, dark fruits, light spices, quite sweet. Medium body, carbonation on good levels. Decent beer, another one of those belgian Christmas beers that don’t offer anything newer than the normal versions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nathanvc (184) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2016
Pours dark brown with a moderate, off-white, foamy head. The aroma contains caramel, sugar, dark fruits, some bread, syrup, Taste is medium sweet and stays in the long finish. Medium to light body but quite oily in texture. A warming beer to have with your food.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FunkyF (737) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2016
Flaska från Belgoklubben. Rödbrun med mycket beige skum. Doft av karamell, körsbär och skumbanan. Väldigt söt med en del bränt i eftersmaken. Marsipan och skumbanan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Garrat (1325) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2016
Bottle.Black with a small head,aroma of oak,alcohol and black treacle,taste of dark malt,dates muscovado sugar,spice and chocolate,lovely.

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