Brewed by Huisbrouwerij Klein Duimpje
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Hillegom, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zwartjesbier (28) - - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle 33 cc with a nice cheery christmas label. Aroma typical sweet herbal. But less strong than for comparabe chrismas ales. Pours a light red brown with a off white head that leaves a nice lace around the rim. Taste is medium sweet with a herbal hint and a light hoppy finish that quickly dissapears. Minimal carbonation. Nice beer but not the best Christmas beer I tasted this year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (6498) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2015
On tap at Jopen Proeflokaal. Murky dark brown colour, beige head. Aroma of clove, cinnamon, dark fruits, malts, quite sweet, honey, blossom, slightly oxidized but nice, hint of wild yeast in there. Flavour is sweet but not cloying, spicy, cinnamon, clove, mace, dark fruits, malts, light bitter finish. Medium bodied, smooth. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Daanminator (476) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2015
Bier is kwa kleur tegen het zwart aan. Kleine schuimkraag. Zowel smaak als geur erg zoet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheFoamhead (261) - Vught, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2014
Okay…. This is a mothfull of cloves…. Sure, they wanted to create a X-mas brew with the right spices, but this is too much. The first sips are only dominated by the clove note. And honestly, my first intention was to pour it. But after a couple of sips, you get used to the taste and you’ll discover other nuances such as licorice, roasted bread and a dry hop note. All topped by a nice alcohol burn. I believe that this beer, with less spices added, would be a nice winter warmer. A shame, too much spices drown the good base of this beer. Less would be much more!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (5569) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2014
Dark brown colour. Some sweet caramel in the aroma and also some dry cork. Lots of dark malts and some dark fruits. Hint of bay leaf.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tricksta_p (3617) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2014
Aroma of rich malts, toffee, caramel, dark fruits, raisins, light chocolate, some herbal notes. Flavour is quite sweet, a bit too much for my taste, with a light to moderate bittersweet finish. Body is nice and thick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SimplySike (1398) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2014
33cl. Bottle.
Pours clear dark amber with tan head.
Aroma caramel, red fruits, grape, cherry, sweet.
Taste caramel fruity sweet, some spice, little bitter.
Mouthfeel thin, bit watery.
Nice brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tbopslt (354) - New York, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Dark amber. No head. Cough medicine aroma. Smooth but flat. Sweet. not very drinkable. Bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
Gouda 2014. Poured hazy amber with a small off white head. Aroma of caramel malt and vinous dark fruit. Medium to full body, flavour much as the aroma, some additional liquorice. Dry, bitter sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (4066) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle 2 years past bb date. Murky dark brown with small off-white head. Yeast, funk, caramel, brown sugar, a hint of spices, red fruits and some red wine. Taste is sweet, but nicely balanced with a light sour note. Medium bodied, soft carbo. Very drinkable. Overall nice stuff, held up well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (11252) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle sampled at Gouda Winterbier Festival. Hazy amber brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, overripe dark fruits, raisins and light alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation.

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