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


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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Diabobale (268) - Vallata, SUD ITALIA, ITALY - NOV 11, 2014
Una belgian strong ale caratterizzata dai malti caramellati, buoni sentori di frutta e di buona bevuta

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (2631) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Beautifully packaged in a large red bottle (2013? BB date stamp of July 2015) with gold-colored wire retaining the cork. Served at a starting temperature of about 45F in a Belgian snifter. Pours clear and dark; a lovely red-brown color with a small head that displays good retention and coats the glass upon tipping. Aroma: appealing and faintly sweet and fruity over dark bread. Flavor: little if any spicing in the winter ale, but some hints of spicing from, I believe, the yeast. Starts lightly sweet and finished mildly bitter. Hints of dark fruits including dried plums and raisins, as well as toffee. Feel: smooth but a touch too much astringency. Appropriately soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6545) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"a nice quaffable bsa from petrus. soft spices, dark and light fruit, light yeast. aroma and flavor identical. bready, easy drinking yet complex. good beer."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikske79 (1277) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 15, 2014
Een van de beste winterbieren dat ik ooit al geprobeerd heb. Een bier met veel smaak aan zoals het hoort.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gpekar (475) - Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Poured a dark copper red with bits of sediment suspended in the beer. There was a thin 1 inch tan head that disappears to just a film pretty quickly. The aroma had some sweet caramel, spices and a musty yeasty biscuit scent. The beer had a thin texture and a slightly sweet falvor up front. There was a little bit of a carbonation bite, but not too much else going on. The finish was rather dull. Not a very pleasing beer to me

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jerre (2782) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2014
Last 3 years taste this beer 5 times or more. 75 cl. bottle. Almost clear strange brown color, with a off white head. Aroma sweet, bit vegetal, dark fruit. Medium body. Taste: sweet, caramel, raisin, little spice, dark fruits, alcohol notes. Little hop bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2014
Spicy and strong Christmas beer with a slightly sharp flavor of spices and raisin. Slightly metallic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (6141) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours clear amber brown with a small tan head. Aroma of cinnamon, spice, caramel, malt and banana. Flavour is over moderate sweet and light bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (6192) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2014
75cl bottle shared @THT May. Thin off white head. Clear amber pour. Nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (4413) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2014
Poured reddish brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of berries and soft malt. Medium body, flavour is cinnamon, dark fruit, roast malt.

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