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

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RATINGS: 149   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (842) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Draft at Hopcat GR - pours dark red almost brown with very little head . Malty cherry and raisin aromas/ flavors . Pretty tasty . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2923) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2842) - Florissant, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (2530) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (462) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lore (1267) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjik83 (734) - - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (8660) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (9143) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2014
Sampled at Kerstbierfestival Essen 2014. Clear red color, average sized beige head. Aroma has a lot of herbs and spices, not really nice. Taste has less of the herbs and spices, some malts, sweetish malts. Decent body and carbonation. Ok beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (4406) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2014
750 ml. bottle sampled @ O.B.E.R. Kestbierfestival 2014. (Thx!) Dark amber, off-white head on the sides. Nose is thick malts, sugar, honey, bit muted. Taste is bitter leaves, huge sweetness, lacking complexity, melt, sugar, bit sweetness, bitterness. Carbonation is touch too high. Too one-dimensional with non-optimal flavors. Okay still.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3572) - Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Comes out of tap clear mahogany with a thick, fine-bubbled, and very persistent cream-buff head that leaves very generous lacing. Aroma has malty core and sharp fruit overtone with a hint of clove. Bold flavor has notes of malt, apple, pear, cloves, and caramel, with a sharp alcohol bite. Texture is smooth and fizzy, if not too firm. Welcome winter - brews.


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