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


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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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.

TheCrowsNest's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Dark reddish brown with a thick, cream colored head. Aromas of dates, raisins, dark dried fruit, sweet caramel, apple skin; complex. Raisins, fruit cake are the easiest to identify along with a slight hop bitterness. Finishes with a nice, lingering dryness. It’s missing something in the mid-palate, maybe they fermented it out a little too much. Still an interesting Belgian seasonal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5804) - 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 (1244) - 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 (467) - 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 (2702) - 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) - Hřrning, 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 (5412) - 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 (5459) - 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 (3463) - 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 (6858) - 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 (1240) - 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.

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