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%
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (4033) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Nice tangy, sour aroma and taste to this winter beer. Not much of a head to speak of, caramel/copper color with faint carbonation. Sour palate, taste of caramel and toffee. No alcohol burn apparent. A real winter warmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (5197) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2016
Une bière d’hiver bue durant cette chaude journée d’été. La robe brunâtre ou rougeâtre montre un anneau de mousse et une petite dentelle. Au nez, les fruits et la levure colorent des malts européens. Au goût, l’aventure est rousse, fruitée, épicée. En bouche, le corps est Belge. En finale, les épices sont bien dosées et jamais âcres. Voilà une belle qualité.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (6155) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 5, 2016
750ml bottle thanks to rich. Pours out a amber brown topped with a small tan head. Nose is nice rich malty sweetness a great pit fruit note and plenty belg notes. Taste is more of the heavy pit fruit rich malty sweetness and a spice. This was pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2016
[8030-20160116] Bottle. Roasted fruity grains aroma. Clear, brown amber body with a big long-lasting foamy off-white head. Woody and sweet flavour is a little boozy. More fruity grains and roasted malt caramel in the flavour. Medium-full body. Good. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AleRider78 (685) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2016
750ml bottle. Pours a pretty huge creamy, frothy tan head that dissipates to a thin coating. Has a fairly clear, dark amber appearance. Average carbonation. Aromas of roasted malts, dried fruits, and toffee. Flavours are mainly malts, light roasted malt, yeast, raisins. Alcohol is well hidden, well balanced bitterness and sweetness. Good retention. Slight warming sensaion. Perfect winter beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2016
Deep amber-brown pour with a thick white head. The nose is quite spicy and a little bit fruity. Sweet cooked malt, toasted dates and plums with a bit of caramel. Dark fruit and a touch of rum as well. The spicing is notable yet well integrated. Cinnamon and nutmeg with some nice rich malt flavours to round it out. Lovely really.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (3168) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2016
Pours dark brown with a small white ring. Aroma is light raisin, sweet malts, light plum and spice. Taste is much the same. A little thin on body and a little low on carbonation. The spice is really strong in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9877) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2016 2016-01-16. Crisp dark amber body with a modest beige head. 3+ Aroma is sweet and mildly alcoholic, notes of caramel, lightly spiced. Flavour is similar, sweet malt core, moderate alcohol. Average plus bodied palate, good carbonation. 3+ Decent. 7/3/7/3/14 Bottle from LCBO, Toronto.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoR (950) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2016
750 ml from the LCBO. Pours a dark reddish/amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is spices, dark fruits, sugar, some ginger. Taste is spices, dark fruits, sugar, some caramel. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GSAP (698) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2016
Gluhwein, sherry en bruine suiker en -stroop als smaak, met fijnigheden eromheen. Klein beetje dun van smaak, licht koolzuur. Mooi rood-roodbruin met slappe kraag. Aroma is ook zoete desertwijn met iets van kersen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alpha10 (639) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
2016/01/02 - Pours a clear, dark amber colour with a frothy, khaki coloured head that quickly reduces and leaves minimal lacing. Aroma is brown sugar, dried dark fruits, toffee, yeast, gingerbread and spices (cinnamon and nutmeg). Has many similar aroma notes as a pumpkin ale. Taste follows nose; brown sugar, yeast, toffee, gingerbread, cinnamon, nutmeg and some light notes of dark fruit. Mouthfeel is medium and slick with prickly carbonation and a long, drying, mildly warming finish. This was better than I had expected. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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