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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Editor's note: Brewed by Ølfabrikken at Het Anker, Mechelen, Belgium.

This Christmas beer is our interpretation of the Belgian saison type. It is dark, spicy with a dry finish and powerful carbonation from refermentation in the bottle. The beer presents itself with a hefty nose of anise leading to a a slightly sweet beer with light body and a flavor dominated by notes of cocoa, caramel and rye bread leading to a long dry finish. Of course unfiltered, unpasteurized and refermented in the bottle.



3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2007
Bottle. Nice long lasting creamy head. Aroma is heavy and domnated by licorice. Taste is sweet licorice and some orange.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2007
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of Grovlam. Pours a cloudy, orangey brown with a beige head. Malty aroma of licorice and cough syrup. Medium body with a very lively carbonation and EXTREME accents of licorice - wauw, the most heavy licorice notes I have ever encountered in a beer - and a bit much really. The finish is quite bitter. 191207

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2007
Celebrating my 1200th rating. 75cl. bottle shared with pops. Pours dark brown with a fluffy lasting white head that drags some amazing lacings. Aroma is spicy, malty & fruity. The fruits are dark ones like raisin/plum. The malts are roasted and have a clearly taste of liquirice. Filling, smooth & creamy mouthfeel. Light warmth. It has a long and pleasant finish. Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10111) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2007
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Light brown head. Liqourice, sweetness, spice and light alcohol in the nose. Flavour reminds me of "Kongen af Danmark". Loads of sweetness and liqourice, caramel and some spices. Is medium bodied. Ends with sweetness and liqourice dominating.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FrankJohansen (3602) - Sabro, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2007
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a huge mostly lasting beige head. Rich aroma and taste of malts, caramel and fruits. Good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2007
Bottle. Clear red brown coloured with an off white head. Spicy aroma of liquorice, anise and caramel. Flavour of fruits, liquorice, anise, caramel and spices. Spicy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4152) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2007
Bottle. [Another great tasting session @ Papsoe] Large creamy beige head that mostly lasted. Excellent display of lacework. Cloudy light brown color. Heavy notes of liquorish from the star aniseed and light orange. The aroma was dominated of liquorish and spice. Over the palate again heavy liquorish, and hint of toasted malt that almost turns into medicine. Medium bodied with a lively carbonation. Moderated sweet flavor. Sweet liquorish finish. 6 / 4 / 7 / 3 / 14

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2007
Bottled. Dark brown colour with huge head. Fennel and anise dominates the aroma. Big, malty flavour with musty, chewy mouthfeel. Fennel dominates the taste. Finish is toasty, and bit astringent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2007
Deep reddish, brown colour with a huge dense beige head. Malty, fruity aroma with notes of yeast and liqourice. Malty, anise spicy flavor with orange fruity notes and a light dry, hoppy and spicy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2007
Bottle. Distinct spicy aroma. Deep brown color with an overly large off white head. Sweet body with notes of chocolate, caramel, spices and a slight citrus like flavor. Spicy palate with a little too much carbonation.


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