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Brewed by Bavik-De Brabandere
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Harelbeke, Belgium

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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Caramel Red-fermenting beer. This child of the Peter Family Christmas is only brewed in November. Its mild flavor is the perfect starting point for pleasant holidays.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
codfishh (180) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2015 Pours brilliant dark copper thin white head, rich dark fruit and dark bread. Flavor has subtle spice cinnamon clove, all spice some dark fruit on the finish. Reminds me of glug or mulled spices. Medium body medium carb.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sjogro (1572) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2015
Lekker bananenschuimpjes bier. Mooie volle rode/roestbruine kleur! Backlog from 2015/02/01.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (2743) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2015
sample at festival. poured a copper to deep red colour with a white head. nose of spices, dark fruits, roasted toffee, crisp bread malts, belgian yeast. alcohol is slightly noticeable. ok

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (3052) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2015
750 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clearish burnt orange colour with average-sized eggshell-coloured head. Aroma is gently toasty bread, spice, toffee and cherryish fruit. Flavour is big and malty with lots of cherry, toffee, bread crust, nutmegish spiciness and some booziness. But of warmth in the finish. Big strong beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tranquillity (1641) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle from LCBO. The color is prune-like, the aroma has oranges, prunes and vanilla. The finish is sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cattaneopapa (246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2015
750ml bottle from LCBO. 9% alc / vol. Pours a deep amber colour with a small off white head. Aroma of caramel, nutmeg, and cherries. Taste matches the aroma with notes of bourbon and has a dry and spicy finish. Moderate carbonation. Has a sticky mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (3764) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2015
Clear copper pour, medium beige head. Sweet dark fruit, sweet, fruity malts. Malts are quite bready, but a touch boozy. Soft boozy cherry notes, some earthiness, with nice straw, and dried grass. Soft mouth feel, medium carb. Finish is sweet, but also low to medium bitter. Touches of minerals, and some metals, malty cereals, sweet boozy malts. A good sipper, but would benefit from some age.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (2066) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2015
(bottle) clear, bright reddish amber colour with a small brown head; aroma of spice, toffee; somewhat thick palate; balanced flavour with a long, very long bitter finish

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ametras (1030) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2015
750ml bottle. Clear dark mahogany with a foamy khaki head. Flavors are toasted cereals, gingerbread, brown sugar, molasses, banana, chocolate, dried fruits (cherry, raisin, plum) and spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, clove) with nutty notes. Medium to full body, good carbonation, smooth texture.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (2303) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2015
750 mL bottle. Dark, copper brown with a small beige head. Nice looking beer. Nose of ripe fruit, malt and yeast. The flavour is pretty much the same. Alcohol is not apparent. Simple, decent ale.


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