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


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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ken1 (1437) - DENMARK - MAR 12, 2015
Aroma: sweet caramel and malt. Flavour: sweet and spicy with notes of nuts and caramel. Colour: reddish brown with an offwhite head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmc619 (501) - California, USA - FEB 8, 2015
From 75cl into Lagunitas. Cold recently in Belgium so this seemed like a good choice to bring up from the cellar. Attractive bottle with the red cover. Pours a red-brown with an average head. Smell is brown sugar edging into raisin and a feint of cinnamon. A bit on the sweet side but the alcohol is completely hidden. Actually a really good beer - nice for sipping in the cold!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (2030) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2015
Tap. Clear reddish brown with ruby hue and creamy head. Banana, spicy, banana bread, raisins, candy. Very sweet with light bitter herbal finish. Medium bodied. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (3035) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2015
The aroma is fruit, bread. The appearance is deep red/brown, thin head. The flavor is fruit, bread, caramel. The finish is sweet, pine, gypsum. Medium, slightly thick in body. Nice overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3313) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. It poured a dark amber color with a tan head. The aroma was of malts, caramel, spices and some berries. The taste was sweet with malts, yeast, caramel, berries, brown sugar, some spices and a little booze. It had a medium body with lively carbonation and a sweet finish with some warming alcohol. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (5047) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle from Toft Vin, Copenhagen - reddish brown pour with off-white head. Sweet malty aroma and taste, lots of caramel, toffee, herbal and spicy, distinctive ginger, clove, cinnamon, was not sure at first but was a grower. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (549) - HUNGARY - DEC 26, 2014
Sötét borostyán színű főzet kerül elő a megkapó küllemű üvegből, habja puha és krémes, viszonylag tartós. Határozott banán, szegfűszeg és szerecsendió aromái járják vidám táncukat, jó szerencsét hozó előjelek ezek ízvilág tekintetében. Feszes testében helyén vannak az illatok által előirányzott ízjegyek, olvasztott cukros élesztő leple terül el a fahéjas alma, banán, fűszeres ünnepi likőrök összetevőinek fortyogó sűrűjén. Kortyai puhák, selymesek, kellően könnyen csúszóak ahhoz, hogy a karácsony hangulata pillanatok alatt magával ragadja erre váró fogyasztóját.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lore (1654) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 25, 2014
dark amber to mahogany colour, moderate sized creamy beige-ish head; aroma of Christmas gingerbread, clove, hints of cinnamon and caramel; taste is the same with apple notes;alcohol is fully hidden; very heavy ale, perfect choice for a Christmas Eve menu

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjik83 (1104) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2014
75cl via Het Bierhuis, Breda Alcoholpercentage van 9% Uitgeschonken in origineel Petrus glas Uiterlijk: robijnrood met mooie dikke schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: fruitig als banaan, caramel, zoet, kandijsuiker Conclusie: niet kruidig voor een kerstbier, wel lekker voor een zoetekauw ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (12267) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2014
Sampled @ O.B.E.R. Kerstbierfestival 2014, Essen.
Orangerötliches Bier mit geringer beiger Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, würzig, fruchtig. Geschmack sehr malzig, reife Früchte, Gewürze, Zimt.

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