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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Bottle: Seasonal - Winter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Sampled on 1/29/2010. This Belgian Strong Ale pours a medium orange amber color from a corked and caged 750ml bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel, cider, herbal and sweet. A medium bodied Belgian Strong Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, touch of bread and caramel. Touch of apple cider, bread and honey. Hops are earthy. Nice balance. Good carbonation. I had a lot of French Xmas beer this past season, that sort of taste like this one, ciderish, sweet, earthy and spicy. Nice sipping beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
gyllenbock (7787) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2010
Copper color with a large white head. Left some lacing. Aroma of fruit, spices, honey, raisin and sugar. Very sweet taste. It reminded a bit of the Finnish brew called Sima. Not much bitterness to talk about. Low carbonation. A disappointment, 75 cl was way too much!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5649) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Very little aroma. Normal orange appearance. The beer is sweet, a nice spice, but a slightly strained finish detracts just a bit. Still, quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13284) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2010
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear orange amber with a lasting light amber head. Aromas of carmel, fruittiness, yeast and light toffee. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of toffee, pear, cookie and light spice witrh a crisp lightly sweet fruity finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Amber, clear and with a white head. Sweat malty aroma... A little two sweet on the palate and hops are bitter and not present enough to offset the sweetness. Reminiscent of other French beers such as 1664, but sweeter and more powerful in alcohol. Slightly sour as well and fizzy. Could have been better. It looks like a great beer, but taste like a bad one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 22, 2009
In the bomber bottle from Beertopia. Pours an extremely bright clear bronze amber color with a medium thick off white head. Aroma is very perfume-like. Flavor is devoid of anything that you might think of as holiday or christmas. This is a Fischer with a pretty label. Palate is very thin and watery. Not a bad beer, just nothing special. At $4.99 a 750 mL bottle, you get your money’s worth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AmEricanbrew (6731) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 16, 2009
Glowing orange color/ off white head. Sourdough bread malty yeasty aromas. smooth medium body. Malty sweet flavors of caramel honey apple butter, bosc pear. Sweet Christmas brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jesperhammer (4186) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2009
04-DEC-2009, bottle, Ulkløbben @Michael. Golden, almost white head. A little sour nose. Oranges, very sweet. Some bitterness in the end, but cloying. Too sweet even for an X-mas brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (7322) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2009
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (basement), with a light note of wet hay. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation. Plain, uninteresting, kind of sourish and syrupy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DeanF (2348) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2009
Very nice dark amber colour with a solid meringue-like head. Not much on the nose, just malts and alcohol. Taste isn’t bad but not great - malts, grains, dry finish and some brown sugary-taste in there, along with some disgusting tinniness. Could be better.

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