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


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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (4322) - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ciocanelu (192) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - AUG 5, 2015
Clear golden color with generous head. Yeasty, banana aroma. Taste is really balanced. Some fruity esters and a bit of bitterness too. 8.5% ABV is very well hidden. Easy drinking and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GuideDogSaint (834) - Xiamen, CHINA - FEB 15, 2015
330ml bottle at Beer House, Beijing. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of malt and Belgian yeast. Metallic sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hackobock (2234) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2015
January 23, 2015. On tap at Bier Circus.
Clear golden with a dense medium sized white head. Aroma is sweet grain, light spicy, apricot, hay, almond and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet malty, light bitter, light floral and spicy notes, slight alcohol in the finish. Medium bodied, a bit fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Taboada (542) - Compostela (Galiza), - FEB 12, 2015
330 mml bottle tasted on the 11/02/2015. Medium size white head and orange colour with some bubbles. Aroma of yeast, grain and herbs. Taste is little bitter with presence of malts, herbs and a little metallic. Carbonation is normal and aftertaste is a little metallic too. Next one please!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rugamu (113) - SPAIN - FEB 2, 2015
Cerveza navidea un poco floja, color clarito y con mucha burbuja. Tiene un toque ligeramente frutal aunque ms amarga de lo que se espera para una navidea. No creo que repita, de hecho, me ha decepcionado un poco.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cenzura (306) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 29, 2015
Aroma: malts, sweet fruits, spices, belgian yeast. Taste: yeast, dried yellow fruits, spices. Medium head, average lacing and high carbonation. Price [Warsaw, Poland] 15PLN (0,3 bottle)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (8690) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjik83 (1000) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - 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

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ruigo (1622) - 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.

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