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RATINGS: 1354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A dark brown, fruity, lightly hoppy, sparkling, strong beer and is not pasteurized.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ljunkan (530) - NORWAY - DEC 20, 2008
75 cl bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a nice foamy head leaving lacing on the glass. Aroma is spicey, yeasty, a bit of sugar, toffee and dried fruits. Flavour is sweet malt with notes of toffee and that typical belgian yeast. Spices, some warming alcohol. Medium to fullbodied, high carbonation. It is quite drinkable even though the alcohol is noticable. It probably needs a year to reach its full capacity.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2006
Lots of alcohol is the first thing i noticed. Kinda leaves you in the finish feelin kinda like you took some liquor on the rocks. Other than that, it is matly sweet and yeasty. Honestly not really feelin this one. Just not really balanced and drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2009
Dark brown with a huge off-white head. Aroma is very sweet malty with light esters. Flavour is sweet and malty with notes of caramell, nuts, sweet fruit and bright esters. Very drinkable for the abv but a bit too one-dimensional and sweet.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2007
"06 bottle. Pours mahogany with a small bubbly tan head. Pleasant, although light, aroma of orange zest, a bit of raisin, just a hint of alcohol, and an earthy/spicy overtone. Flavor is much richer and maltier than expected. A bit of creamy milk chocolate right up front that leads into raisin and candied plum notes, as well as just a hint of blackberries. Just enough earthy spices throughout, and a very nice undertone of orange juice/zest and dark candy sugar make a fairly strong appearance towards the finish. Palate is full, creamy, a bit spicy, and just a little alcoholic. Well balanced and unique, kind of reminds me of fantome de noel, only much better.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kosmokrator (517) - ITALY - JAN 23, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2014 Color mogano leggermente nebuloso con un soffice velo di schiuma beige poco persistente. Aroma nocciolato, speziato e caramellato; gusto dolciastro con note di toffee, zucchero abbrustolito, lievito e un finale più amarognolo e debolmente luppolato. Corpo medio-lieve, abv poco percepibile, effervescenza vivace (anche troppo), discretamente bilanciata. Una buona birra invernale che necessiterebbe di un pizzico di intensità in più.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
klm1 (508) - - APR 14, 2015
Dark purple colour with off-white head. Aroma of roasted barley malts, yeast, plums, raisins, caramel and spices. Similar are flavours, with sweet fruity taste. full body, low carbonation, alcohol is well hidden. Really has 10% abv.?

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2014
Nice malt aroma. Dark brown colour with excellent head. Light malt flavour with smooth warm finish. Heavy body with low to medium carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2003
Wow. Big bottle kicks my ass. Bouquet knocks you over: flowers and malt, can't identify the spice (coriander?). Thick head and good lace. Big dark alcoholicy beer. This beer bites you back. Great acid, great carbonation, great spice - (or is it hop or yeast?) Next time i'll do a side by side with Trois Pistoles and Terrible.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBlueSky93 (503) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle from GingRealAleTrail. Well I was a bit disappointed by this one. Pours medium dark brown, touch of red in it, small 1 finger head goes away quickly. Aroma of spices and port. Taste of initial spices, dark fruits, port, coffee, dark chocolate, then a touch of vanilla with a kick from the alcohol, but not much of a kick.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
azzie (501) - - APR 15, 2014
Mahogany color, hazy liquid. Full body. Medium sweetness, aroma of caramel and fruits. Very drinkable. Good one.


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