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


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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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 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 (5772) - 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 (5740) - 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 (3818) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7037) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy at the lake, May long weekend. Pours a dark brown with golden highlights and a lively light tan head. Pleasant profile of breadcrusts and mild fall/winter spices, mildly estery. Simple but pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pentaz (1244) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 13, 2014
Bottle @ Yespr. Pours clear amber with a small white head. Aroma is spices, caramel, toffee, candy, bubblegum, sour fruit, cinnamon and mild glue. Taste light+ sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is moderate. Finishes sweet and warming with spices. Really not my cup of beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Smells like pumpkin spice. Looks copper, clear and has a big head. Tastes like sour cherries and oak. Creamy on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
srcasejr (1) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - MAR 2, 2014 does not count
Deep red color with tan head. Smells like Christmas. Medium body. Very well balanced. A lot of spice. Alcohol not very noticeable. Perfect for a cold day.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (937) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Type: Draft Glass: 0.25L (8.5 oz.) glass From: Blind Lady Ale House in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif. Price: $4.00 (with progressive Friday) Purchased: Feb. 21, 2014 Consumed: Feb. 21, 2014 Misc.: N/A Poured a brownish red, almost mahogany color with 3-to-4 fingers of khaki tan head. Sporadic spots of lacing all around the sides. Average-to-above average retention on the top. Smelled dark fruits, dark sour cherry, plum, dark raspberry and black cherry first, then got wintery spices - nutmeg, molasses, caramel, gingerbread and cinnamon. What a mix. Tasted more what I was expecting with the wintry mix. Got nutmeg, cinnamon, gingerbread and molasses. Sour notes were still there with dark grape, bourbon, black cherry and sour cherry. Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long warming finish. A very good and unusual winter beer. Would love to try it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Claves77 (156) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Dark color, thin head, sediment. Strong brown ale with spice. Strong Belgian flavor but not in taste.

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