Brewed by Birrificio Lambrate
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Milano, Italy


on tap


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
Christmas Beer.
Ale in Belgian Speciality Ale style. Christmas amber coloured beer with orange reflections which give vigour during cold winter nights. On the nose, it features notes of mixed blossom honey, peach and apricot in syrup, with a light spicy taste of ginger. In the mouth, it brings out notes of syruped fruit and honey, and fragrance of dried fruit in the end, almond in particular. It has a delicate bitter taste which is not in contrast with the sweet taste of the dominating fruity notes. 19°

Kosmokrator's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kosmokrator (803) - - JAN 11, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2015 Color ambrato/aranciato con un cappello di schiuma bianca persistente. Aroma fruttato che ricorda la marmellata di agrumi con un tocco di spezie, sentori di caramello e malto. Gusto dolce, fruttato con note di zucchero a velo e agrumi canditi. Liscia e setosa al palato, l’abv č ben mascherato e il corpo č piů lieve dell’atteso (e sperato!). Riesce ad essere dolce e beverina senza essere stucchevole, buona birra natalizia!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (9404) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2015
Draught @ Lambrate Pub, Milan. Pours golden with an offwhite head. Aroma of malt, yeast, light sweet, little spice, fruit, peach, pear. Flavor is malt, yeast, little spice, ripe friut, little bitter. Medium body, average carbonation, light bitter finish. 111215

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (2388) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2015
Drayght at Uiltje Bar. Clear dark golden with a medium white head. Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation. Quite sweet with subtle bitter tones. Ripe fruits, malts, caramel and honey. Altough it’s pretty sweet it’s still a tasteful brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adamnowek (1525) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2015
Light and clear amber with a fairly large head. Caramel forward taste that devolves into a bitter, funky mess.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
androman (1518) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2015
1.5dl on tap at Craft & Draft, Amsterdam. Body is clear golden orange, head is big, tan, creamy, mostly lasting, excellent lacing. Nose is fruity, flavor is honey, floral, peach, biscuit. Medium to heavy sweet, light bitter, light fruity sour. Finish is medium lasting fruity medium sweet-sweet-sour, light hoppy bitter. Medium body, slightly sticky texture, average carbonation. Easy, quite sweet but also hoppy, good in this style, nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopmaniacs (10) - ITALY - OCT 23, 2015
Color Full amber clear deep amber, big foam Aroma : Fruity and caramel flavours nice beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4187) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 1, 2015
On tap at Bir & Fud. This Christmas ale was a vibrantly clear copper with a foamy head & a dank hoppy aroma. Definitely a different take than most Italian Christmas beers! Med-light bodied with a spritzy carbonation. The taste is bready sweet & bitter but well balanced. Maybe in a similar vein to Sierra Nevada’s Celebration?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mortlach (1798) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 30, 2014
On tap @Stavio (Rome). Clear amber with a big white head. Aroma is belgian yeasts, fruity, raisins, brown sugar, orange peel, some spices. Flavour is well balanced between sweetness and a decent bitter end, caramel, candy sugar, fruits, alcol is very well hidden. High body, medium to low carbonation. A bit simple, but refined and well brewed, complimenti!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SinH4 (2185) - Garching, GERMANY - DEC 17, 2014
Nice golden color with small head. Very hoppy, a little bit of spices from the yeast as well, but that’s not really coming through enough. Still quite nice and better than expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (16017) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2014
Tap at Open Baladin, Roma, 09/02/14. Lightly hazed golden amber with a thinnish off white covering/pond. Nose is dark fruits, herbal twang, bitter orange, spice, earthy, boozey notes, red grapefruit. Taste comprises orange peel, bread dough, earthy, light booze, herbal qualities, tangerine, tangy tropicals, sugars. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, sweet closure. Quite a sweet number, ABV well disguised making it a fairly easy drinker for almost 9%, though it lacks any great depth for said ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5170) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. Clear deep amber, big head. Fruity nose followed by fruit and caramel flavours, ending semi-dry. Some acidity. Decent.

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