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Kerstvuur (2011-)

Kerstvuur (2011-)
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Brewed by Pirlot
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Zandhoven, Belgium

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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All vintages from 2011 and onwards should be rated here. Previous vintages where brewed at De Proefbrouwerij.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maakun (322) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2014
Clear golden to amber with medium white head. Lemon, tart berries, grapes, yoghurt, spices, sweet malts. Sour and sweet taste. Medium bodied. Full carbonation. Weird and unbalanced, but enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcoDL (1560) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
Malty, sweet, yeasty, with lots of spices and some dark fruits. Yes, it is a Belgian christmas beer.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goozen (2726) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle 0,33ltr: Hazy orange coloured brew with an nice dry bitter taste and hints of apple, biscuit and citrus fruits. Quite nice Christmas beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (2582) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2014
Poured a cloudy orange/amber with a small white head. Aroma of zesty citrus and Belgian yeast. Medium to full body, sweet fruit battling the caramel with light bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (1709) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2013
Stubby bottle, 330 ml. Poured into a tulip glass at home. ABV 9% Mostly clear body, golden orange in colour, with a small off-white head on top. Good retention, light lacing on the glass. Aroma of belgian yeast, sugar, Brett-like funkiness, light malts. Taste is light sour, brett, yeast, white grapes, hints of apples, light spices, white wine. Turns to an intense bitterness on the aftertaste, with good duration. Medium thin body, nice fizzy carbonation. light dry on the palate. Overall very good!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (1189) - ís-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
Pours a golden slightly unclear beer with a good white head. Smells the same as 2012. Tastes sweet, fruity and malts. More malts then 2012. Average carbo, thin body and a sticky texture.
Earlier Rating: 12/20/2013 Total Score: 2.4
Pours a golden slightly unclear beer with a good white head. Smells fruity. Tastes fruity, hops with a good bitter. Thin body, dry texture and an average carbo.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (3580) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2013
Tap at the Essen OBER Kerstbierfestival 2013. Poured a hazy medium amber with a thin white head. The aroma is big wet horse blanket orange peel and yeast. The flavour is medium bitter with an alcohol liqourice malt medicinal palate and a long bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (4292) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2013
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (6432) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2013
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (684) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2013
shared bottle of the new 2013 version. poured some hazzy orange colour with a white head. kind of a hard to explain smell and taste. malty, and a bit of sweet sugar. lot of spices. some honey notes aswell. canít say if itís BBA, or wine barrel. special beer. but not my kind of beer taste


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