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Kerstvuur (Pirlot) (-2010)

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Pirlot
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Zandhoven, Belgium

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed for Pirlot, Pulderbos, as Christmas’ pendant to their "Kempisch Vuur". Pirlot stopped brewing Kerstvuur at De Proefbrouwerij after 2010, later vintages are brewed by Pirlot themselves and should be rated accordingly.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (5836) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2010
Bouteille de 330 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes et d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est orangée voilée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes et d’épices avec une pointe de mangue. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’épices en arrière goût. (Rating #3328)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2010
330ml bottle from IPB.
Appearance : Clear yellow with a small head.
Aroma : Complex nose. Notes of banana, spices, fruits (apricots and such). Quite spicy overall.
Taste : Spicy and yeasty. Finish a bit dusty. Some malt and some fruits. A bit warm.
Overall : Interesting stuff. Enjoyable yeast and spices. Nice banana notes. A bit stale and old maybe. Nice spicy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (2984) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2010
2008 edition, amber-gold color, with a white head, nice yeasty, candied fruity nose of pineapples, guavas, bananas, peaches with a honeyed toasted, pale malt accent and a mild cookie dough swetness in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a smooth, sweet, warmth, yeasty, fruity character of candied peaches, tangerine peel, pineapples puréed bananas, with some honeyed toasted, pale malt undertone, and a light flowery hop leafy accent, leading towards a warming, fruity, candyish peachy, pineapple, orange peel, honeyish malt, lingering dry hop bitterness finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8719) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2010
2008 edition. Mixed feelings on this, poureda lot of yeasty foam and had good aromas of fruity yeast and some spices. However the fragments of reddish pieces were disconcerting. Creamy mouthfeel. Drinkable, strong, above average carbonation

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lefossoyeur (453) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2010
2008 botle. Hazy blonde with a small but lasting white head. Apples, butter caramel and sweet honey nose. Medium to full body, heavy carbonation, sweet malt at first, finishes on a butter caramel note and a slightly astringent finish. Nice winter warmer, not very complex, but kind of satisfying without noticing it...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4775) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2010
Bottle: Poured a hazy dirty amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of candi sugar with typical Belgian malt base. Taste is a bit heavy ion the candi sugar with a solid malt base though nothing that really stands out. Body is quite full with limited filtration and good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Well done though hardly stands out from the packs of Belgian Strong ales

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (2942) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2010
33 cl bottle from Bieropholie, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. 2008 vintage.

App.: Deep golden with lots of flecks suspended throughout, small white head. Aroma: A lot of ginger and warm spices, like a spice cookie for sure, lemon and orange zest, honey, fairly fruity, quite sweet-smelling with almost a burning candle note (???), some yeast/bread dough notes. Palate: Medium+ body with moderate effervescence and some prickly bubbles. Flav.: Follows the nose with plenty of spicing, orange and citrus peel, biscuits, sweet honey and sugar, some yeast/dough notes; sweet with some warming alcohol and a spice cookie finish.

Merry Christmas!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2010
My Bottom Line:
Orange zest, doughy yeast, and cake icing thrive in this Belgian Strong Ale’s fluffy, effervescent mouthfeel.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A lofty head of everlasting foam graces the hazy orange golden.<br< -The orange-like spiciness is quite prominent, venturing into floral territory at times as well.
-The ferocious bubbling makes this 9% brew quite easy to drink.
-Alcohol produces no warming upon swallowing.
-The spiciness is quite redolent of some Northern African desserts’ fragrances.
-Herbal hops and yeast create a soft finish.

Bottle; 2008 vintage.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4838) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2010
33cl Dark yellow to orange color. Nice white head. Spicy and fruity flavours. A nice warm mouthfeeling, bitter flavours with quite a lot of clove. Nice bitter spicy aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wekker84 (1470) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2009
330 ml bottle a hazy amber gold colored beer with a white head aroma spices and fruit taste sweet fruit spices and a little bit bitter


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