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Kerstvuur (2011-)

Brewed by Pirlot
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Zandhoven, Belgium


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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
All vintages from 2011 and onwards should be rated here. Previous vintages where brewed at De Proefbrouwerij.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bierridder_S (466) - BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2016
29/01/2016 @home - 33cl bottle from brewer. Hazy dark yellow with huge head. Nose is light fruity hops, some sourness. Taste is bitterheid, accents of fruit, sour touch, dry light bitter ending. Nothing like the typical winterbeer and than should be appreciated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Icedwarf (1003) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2016
Donker geel bier met schuim. Smaak en presentatie is niet als standaard kerstbier, echter zeker niet slecht. Fruitig, krachtig en licht bitter hoppig, licht zoet, kruidig en met iets van abrikoos en citrus.
Earlier Rating: 6/1/2014 Total Score: 3.7
Helder oranje bruin bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is krachtig, bitter en licht zuur, citrus en caramel. Blijft lang hangen, uitstekend bier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Mango_Kid (36) - BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2015
Bij dit bier is het aroma best overweldigend, een geur die hoge verwachtingen schept. Fleurig en kruidig met een uitnodigend karakter. Het uitzicht is neutraal, beetje amberkleurig, zeker niet donker. De eerste smaak- indruk is zuur, maar niet afstotelijk, eerder complex. Het smaakpallet doet eerder denken aan een cider of iets anders fruitig, zonder echt een fruitbier te zijn. Zeker niet slecht maar te complex om zomaar voor te schotelen. Goed als proeverij voor éénmaal.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
kraddel (5198) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2015
At Kerstbierfestival 2015. Pours clear, dark brown. Small white head. Smell is honey-sweetness. Madeira-like sweetness. Chemical fruityness. Taste is likewise, honey, sweet, chemical, madeira. Very bad !
Earlier Rating: 10/7/2013 Total Score: 3.7
modeste 2013 pours amber, small white head. smell is a bit bourbonish ? is this even barrel aged cause i assume not, so thats weird... taste is sweet, grainy, slighlty sour touch ( intresting) and i do taste a bit bourbon as well, somehow ..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (32164) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2015
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of fruits, malt, and straw. The flavor is sweet with a alcohol, malt, and straw, leading to a dry alcholic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (5718) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle@Yesprs - fuzzy golden pour with white head. Aroma and taste is fruity and malty, with notes of caramel and some dried fruit, a scattering of spices into the finish. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borup (9445) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2015
33 cl. bottle. Hazy yellow colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, yeast, spice, fruit, caramel and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2015
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity, phenolic. Sweet, caramelish, spiced. Smooth caramelish. Cinnamon spiced. Medium dry herbal into the finish. Toasted malty far finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (8453) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle sampled at Essen Winterbier festival 2015. Appears hazy orange with floaters and a medium off white head. Aroma is spicy with herbs, caramel, pepper and malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Earlier Rating: 12/16/2013 Total Score: 3.5
Draft sample at Essen Kerstbierfestival. Aroma of horse blanket, funk and fruit. Flavour is over moderate sweet, moderate bitter. Medium to full bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (11825) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2015
Sampled @ Kerstbierfestival Essen 2015. Hazy almost opaque orange color, average sized white to off-white head. Smell and taste malts, a hint of orange peel, lightly bitter. Medium body and carbonation.
Earlier Rating: 12/15/2013 Total Score: 3
Sampled @ Kerstbierfestival Essen 2013. Slightly unclear orange golden color, small off - white head. Smell malts, a bit hayish, lightly bitter, lightly some fruits and a touch of yeast. Medium body and carbonation. Ok.
Earlier Rating: 12/15/2013 Total Score: 3.4
Sampled @ Kerstbierfestival Essen 2013. Slightly unclear orange golden color, medium sized white head that leaves good lacing. Smell and taste lightly malts, sweetness, lightly a touch of fruits and herbs. Lightly bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Earlier Rating: 12/15/2012 Total Score: 2.9
Sampled at OBER Kerstbierfestival 2012. Hazy orange color, small off-white to beige head that lasts for quite a while. Smell and taste malts, quite a lot of herbs and spices and a spicy, dry finish. Medium body and carbo.

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