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

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RATINGS: 182   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (398) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2015
Nose features fermented fruit, brown sugar, spice and plums. The taste is classic big Belgian ale - brown sugar, candied fruit, dates, yeast, spices such as cloves and cinnamon, and prunes. A soft fluffy effervescence and a dense rich body add to a typically well balanced taste experience.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CRock (179) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2015
Nice colour and nice taste. I get a lot of caramel and dark fruits in the aroma and taste. Solid drink.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
___Steve___ (71) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2015
Rose, red, clear, crisp filtered colour with a sparse off white foam head. Lots of Christmas aromas, fruit cake, dried fruits, and gingerbread. Sweet malty rum flavour upfront. It Lingers a bit on the tongue with a subtle very subtle bitter hop note. Light tasting considering it a high gravity ale at 9% by volume.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Subliminal64 (96) - London, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2015
Smells of gingerbread and spices. Pours a dark amber colour. Lots of head that lasts to the end. Taste is gingerbread, spices, and a solid ale. Lots of carbonation. No harsh aftertaste. Overall I was very happy with this brew Will purchase again. Next winter. MB The Beer Bearon

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2925) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2015
Bottle. Slightly funky with lots of spices in the nose; cinnamon, allspice, clove. Also dried fruit. Clear red orange under a lasting, thin, off-white cover. Sweet and spicy and dried fruit dubbel flavour. No bitterness, slightly tangy. Smooth, medium body, medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
codfishh (197) - 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 (2452) - 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 (3702) - 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 (3334) - 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 (1788) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle from LCBO. The color is prune-like, the aroma has oranges, prunes and vanilla. The finish is sweet.


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