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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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This wheat based farmhouse-style Christmas Ale is smooth and cloudy. Deeply kilned Belgian malts and our rustic farmhouse yeast come together to provide a bone-dry, warming richness with notes of dark fruit, wet stone, leather, and tobacco. In Season when ‘tis the Season.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2868) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Draft at Churchkey, DC. Dark reddish brown, tall foam. Sweet red malt. Balanced, a little tartness and spice in finish. Rich alc. Tasty warmer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (4774) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Kind of odd. Some light smoke aroma here. Pours murky brown with OK head and lacing. Light bitter finish. Not a huge fan. Tap at Churchkey.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GenDV138 (2578) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Reddish amber with off-white head. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel, malt. Tastes of dark fruit, citrus, caramel, light spice. Medium body with a dry finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ippopotamo36 (509) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 3, 2014
At Eurhop festival in Rome-ITALY. Pours amber and vivid, cloudy with a minimal tan foam. Nose: sour notes (?), farmhouse feel. Mouth has pungent tartness and bit of Amber malts but watery although refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gaultier (643) - SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2014
Tap @ Mikkeller & Friends. Aroma: Fruity, caramel. Taste: Fruity, acidic, cherries. Body is medium, the finish is quite short.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (18351) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2014
Draft @ Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma with weak buttery hints. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel finish.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jorn69 (1386) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2014
Tap @ Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen 16/7-14. Malty and spicy with light smokey notes, acidic, caramel and raisins, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, medium bitter and acidic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (33547) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2014
From tap. Pours hazy dark brown, small tan head. Fruity and light wineous. Overripe fruity, light spiced, mild acidic and wineous. Vague acetone note.plums and raisins. Lingering dry and citric finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2014
Draft. A brown beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of butter, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of lemons, butterscotch, and brettanomyces, leading to a tart finish. Weird, wonder if this is how it is meant to be.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (37272) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2014

Draught @ Mikkeller Bar, Viktoriagade 8BC, kld., DK-1655 Copenhagen, Denmark.

[ As Oxbow Saison Noel ].
Unclear medium amber orange color with a small, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, spicy, buttery, butterscotch. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet, light acidic and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, tart, fruity, caramel, spicy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140430]


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