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

bottled
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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theis (13288) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Clear amber - white head. Sweetness, candy, fruity, yeasty, cinnamon, spicy, estery, christmas ??, fruity, caramel, bubblegum, too sweet.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomciccateri (995) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep mahogany color with a frothy tan head. Mostly malty aromas. Full body with big mouthfeel. Big malty sweet flavor flavor balance. Mellow raisiny notes. Late alcohol character. Very clean and smooth. A nice big Belgian ale without overpowering Belgian yeast character. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
holdleder (167) - Kongerslev, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2014
75 cl. champagne-flaske, pakket ind i rødt plastik. 9%. Mørk øl, bedre end den blå juleøl fra samme bryggeri.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaroonOrange (128) - - JAN 19, 2014
Deep amber color. Clove and gingerbread on the nose. Creamy mouthfeel and well hidden alcohol. Flavor has notes of red berries and sugar candy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (10140) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2014
Bottled. Deep amber coloured. Unclear. Dense light beige head. Aroma. Sweetness, spice, fruits, caramel. Flavour. spice, fruits, sweetness, light alcohol. Medium bodied. Ends sweet and spiced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20576) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle at yespr. Clear amber coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel and spices. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, spices and dried fruits. Fruity finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29170) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
Bottled. An amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, over ripe fruits, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and over ripe fruits, leading to a bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlackerMads (1439) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle. Clear hazelnut brown with a small off white head. Caramel, fruity, marmelade, light nutty, toasted malt. Medium body, medium sweet and bitter, oily texture, soft carbonation. Warming alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30755) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
75 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden orange to amber with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty, spiced and caramelish. Sweet, toasted and caramelish. Mild bitter and slight toasted malty into the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4317) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Pours deep ruby tinged mahogany into a tulip. Tan head recedes leaving spot lacing. Ginger and pit fruit aromas. Thin with ginger and spruce upfront turning to dark pit fruit in the lasting finish.


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