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Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Melle, Belgium

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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (3879) - Tours (and Paris), - JAN 20, 2013
Light misty golden body and white firm head. Sweaty base, orange peel, sugar, banana candy and corn flakes. Big carbonation, light mouth feel although a bit sticky. Yeasty start taste, sweet peach candy like middle and yeast and sticky ending. Like Lemoncello. Not quite my idea of a Christmas beer, but alcohol warmth does a lot. Not refined at all, but I like it. (75cl bottle from Cave Gambrinus)


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (7497) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2015
330 ml bottle. BBE 11/17. From saveur-biere.com.
Lively cloudy champagne golden colour with a big foamy white head. Yeast, hops, spices and malt in the aroma. The flavour is malt, hops, yeast and some spices. One-dimensional and easy. Maybe the label is the best this beer can offer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjik83 (731) - - JAN 3, 2015
33cl flesje bij Cambrinus, Brugge Alcoholpercentage van 8,5% Uitgeschonken in origineel La Mère Noël glas Uiterlijk: goudkleurig met dekkende witte schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: Belgisch gist, koekjesdeeg, zoetig, moutig Conclusie: geen kruidige tripel in ieder geval, niet heel speciaal ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
joskevermeulen (23) - liedekerke, BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2014
Geen kerstbier. Het bier is fruitig, een tikje zuur en is licht gehopt.. Blond met een witte schuimkraag. Wel een zwaarder biertje.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ruigo (1291) - PORTUGAL - DEC 9, 2014
33cl bottle. Clear golden colour with a nice white head. Grains, hay, herbs and yeast in the aroma. Average to low carbonation and medium body. Taste is... normal for a Belgian Ale. Overall, nothing special about it. I was expecting more for a Xmas beer and from Mother Christmas.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alengrin (2584) - BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2014
Christmas ale Huyghe took over from Duwac, with kind of camp label. Yellowish white foam, not thick but stable, deep colour of ’old gold’, cloudy yeast. Fruity nose of orange, pear, apricot, caramel, herbal hops, pepper, cinnamon; fresh fruity onset with sweetness (gingerbread, honey, red apple) nicely playing with sourishness (citrus peel), but leading nowhere, since there is no structural finish worth mentioning, though dryer in the end than in the beginning.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Renobob (1001) - Besançon, FRANCE - JUL 11, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Comme on pouvait s’y attendre en voyant ’étiquette, bière marketing sans intérêt. De l’alcool et un mauvais équilibre des saveurs...

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
freretoc (904) - Besançon, FRANCE - JUL 4, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl, couleur brunatrre, peu de mousse effervescence moyenne, c’est tout ce que j’aime pas trop sucrée trop anisée trop réglisse...

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Countbeer (4825) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2014
Bottle: Served in a Shaker: Medium sized airy white foamy head on top of a clear orange colored beer. Aromas of yeast, grains, hay, some herbs, corn, light fruity, hint of malts and some grass... Flavours of grains, perfume, yeast, bitters, wet, hay, light spice, light herbal tones, some corn, light fruity and some glue/nail polish remover/alcohol. Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, herbs, yeast, grains, spice and some alcohol... Low carbo, creamy spicy mouthfeel, medium bodied and a creamy texture. Unbalanced... To say the least...

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
angel77 (1148) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 2, 2014
Botella de 33cl en pacos. Diciembre de 2012. Una de navidad sin mucho que decir. Sabores herbáceos y dulces con un cuerpo interesante de 8.5 vol. Buena.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Melkart (316) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - JAN 26, 2014
Complex taste. Herbal aroma and herbal taste. Full body and medium carbonation.


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