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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Denne belgiske strong ale er uklar og nøddebrun med et luftigt, nøddebrunt skum, der har en lang holdbarhed og giver fine blonder på glasset. Den fyldige og komplekse aroma indeholder søde nuancer af karamel, chokolade, lakrids og kirsebær. Desuden bærer den friske, krydrede toner af anis, hyldeblomst og kakao. Smagen afrundes af en eftersmag med lang sødme. Når der kommer ris a la mande på bordet, kan det være svært at finde en øl, der passer til. Derfor har Ølfabrikken brygget denne belgisk inspirerede juleøl med kirsebærsaft. Original trappistgær gæret ved høj temperatur efterlader en masse aromatiske biprodukter, der sammen med en specialimporteret karamelsirup og kirsebærsaften giver stor kompleksitet i smag og duft. Under kogningen tilsættes lakridsrod, der sammen med syren fra kirsebærrene giver kant til det let humlede øl og dermed balancerer den kraftige maltsødme.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TorbenJensen (1444) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2015
Beautiful rough foam. Clear malt aroma with hints of ripe fruit. The flavor of the slightly tart fruit with notes of cherry. Furthermore, prune and caramel taste. Very Belgium in its appearance / taste, and perhaps not so much Christmas ale! However, it is a successful and tasty ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4838) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Rated on 6-30-2010 (Corked bottle) This beer pours a large very fizzy beige head that mostly diminishes, semi-opaque orange brown body, lively, fast rising carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is malty, cherries, spicy, and alcohol. The taste is caramel malt, alcohol and spicy. The palate has a warming sensation and this beer is medium bodied. This is a sipping beer and is somewhat heavy tasting. It is worth trying and a beer I would drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2013
bottle, caged & corked. amber brownish pour. christmas nut cake, holiday flavors, nutmeg, caramel maltiness desserty. nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14585) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Older bottle consumed on the worst Christmas ever. Pours muddy brown with cream tan head. Nose and taste of fig, grape, toffee, caramel, dark fruit and light sherry. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (9822) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle RB Århus tasting @ Christers. Pours dark amber with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, licorice, nuts, light fruit. Flavor is malt, caramel, light oxidation, fruit. Medium body, oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation. 270213

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (14801) - DENMARK - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle from 2009. Clear dark amber/brown with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, oxidized and nutty. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, little oxidized , nutty, toasted, yeast, little dark fruit and spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (16995) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, a little oxidized and candy sugar. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish with warming alcohol. Soft and smooth. 270213

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nocturne (1731) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
Swingtop bottle brought back from BarleyWine in Copenhagen. The lady in the shop thought this was about seven years old. It pours out a dark amber and manages to form a head for a few seconds. The aroma is vinous, spirit-like, fruity like port or brandy. Lots of raisins, dates, brown sugar, toffee and peat. Maybe a hint of cardboard creeping through as well. Most of those elements crop up in the taste, but it’s only once I get down to the dregs that sour cherries come out. Quite a slick mouthfeel on this like a vintage barley wine. Has held up nicely!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Japalo (1769) - DENMARK - SEP 21, 2012
Bottle. Small head. Dark brown. Tobacco roasted malty notes. Caramalty mouthfell. Plenty of sweetness in good balance with slight tart finish. A brew my father in law loves.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (7981) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2011
75 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu
Sweet aroma has raisins, some spices, licorice and hints of alcohol. Flavour has herbs, spices, raisins and some alcohol. Nice and warming.

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