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La Bière du Boucanier Christmas

Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ertvelde, Belgium


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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ciocanelu (1318) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - APR 11, 2016
Clear amber color with off-white head. Aroma has belgian yeast, burnt sugar and booze. Taste starts sweet and boozy up-front with overripe fruits and sugar. Medium to heavy body with high effervescence. Not my style of beer. The yeast esters combined with the sugary sweetness, booze and high effervescence make the beer really difficult to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tderoeck (8127) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2016
4/III/16 - 33cl bottle from Kerstbierenfestival (Essen) @ home - BB: 7/X/18 (2016-253)

Clear deep amber to reddish beer, small tiny off-white head, dissipates quickly. Aroma: very sweet, malty, caramel, alcohol, spicy touch. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: spicy start, sugary, caramel, malty, quite some cloves. Aftertaste: little bitter, very spicy, alcohol, some caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kraddel (6170) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2015
At Kerstbierfestival 2015. Pours rather clear blonde, no real head. Smell is boozy, sweet. Taste is sweet, grains, honey, bit booze.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vignale (3317) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2015
Flaska från beergium, drygt ett år gammal. Bärnstensfärgad, lätt grumlg, krämigt skum. En stor stark söt belgisk julöl. Massor av alkoholvärme, jäst med en liten mögelton, marsipan, fuktig trä, riktigt stark cider, lite jordig källare. Nja. Ok men saknar elegans, komplexitet och mycket mer för att berättiga sina nästan 10%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (10976) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle sampled at Essen Winterbier festival 2015. Appears clear dark amber with a small off white head. Aroma of herbs, cloves, dark fruits, toffee and caramel. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter. Above medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
77ships (7998) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2015
Thank you! Sampled 330 ml. bottle @ Kerstbierfestival Essen 2015. Hazy golden. Nose is nasty fish guts, boozy pear, excessive esters, something off-putting. Taste is excessive esters, sugar, oil, corn, boozy, excessive spices, corn, light vegetables, honey. Oily generic honey body. Not a fan, excessive in bad notes, esters, mild vegetables, off-putting etc.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (7669) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle at the Essen Winter Beer Festival, 2015. Poured a clear copper colour with a thin whispy white head. The aroma is light metallic hop, spicy cloves. The flavour is moderate sweet with a smooth fruit malt, dry light spice palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
metalspice (659) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2015
Gusher! Brunt med noe sedimenter. Lukter gjær, marsipan og noe grønnsaker. Ubestemmelig smak som ender litt beskt. <også en del marsipan. Noe stikkende munnfølelse.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
zvsn (1643) - ISRAEL - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Shmupi. BBD 12/12. Hazy amber color. Aroma - sweet, honey, candy, oxidized. Very sweet and sugary with more honey and caramel flavors, medicinal, oxidized and not balanced. Sticky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
rayaron (1376) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle sample at Vova’s Hoppy Beerthday tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin, Tel Aviv. Thanks Shmupi. Copper with off-white head and lots of particles. Aroma of old vegetables, some herbs and caramel. Old flavor, kind of cheap whiskey with notes of honey and vegetables. Medium-bodied.

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