Brewed by Brasserie Sainte Hélène
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Virton, Belgium


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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Sa robe est de couleur rouge bien brillante. Légère et torréfiée en bouche elle mêle la subtilité du houblon et les notes éparses et discrètes de torréfaction, de caramel, avec une légère pointe d’acidité. L’alcool reste discret en bouche pour que s’épanouisse tout le caractère de cette bière complexe. Elle est destinée à l’hiver et aux fêtes de fin d’année et n’est donc produite qu’à partir d’octobre.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11056) - Odense, - MAY 13, 2013
Copper with a thick and lasting off-white head. Aroma of toffee, cherry and dried fruit. Sweetish malty flavour with dried fruit notes. Well balanced, very pleasant beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (1296) - BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2014
Winter ale with yellow beige, creamy, thick, dense, collapsing but otherwise stable head and warm bronze colour with ruby hue, clear at first but hazy after adding the deposit. Intense malty aroma, pear, bitter chocolate, liquorice, cloves, coffee powder, hazelnuts, candied dates, rancid butter. Assertively, sharpish malt profile also in the taste, quite strong carbo, dark fruits, light sourish accent, supple, caramel, nuts and chocolate are all there, even a coffee-like roasted bitterishness in the finish along with floral hops and warming alcohol. Well-made Scotch-style Christmas ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikske79 (1105) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 11, 2014
Een lekker bier met een complexe, volle smaak, ik vond dit bier heel lekker.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
foxtje (10) - edinburgh, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2014
Beer with re fermentation in the bottle.. A very nice winter beer. Shining red and not filtered or pasteurised. Very complex beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13902) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle from dranken geers, Ghent. Pours dark ruby brown with a small head. Caramel, fruit, yeast, hops and chocolate. Full bodied. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Peter_L (718) - SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2013
Flaska från Belgoklubben. Mörk kopparfärgad vätska med gräddvitt skum. Fruktig, bärig doft med tydliga inslag av russin. Maltig smak. Fyllig munkänsla och medellång eftersmak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (4953) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle sample at Essen Kerstbierfestival. Pours dark brown with a bubbly beige head. Aroma of roast, spice, caramel, raisins and fruit. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kraddel (3003) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2013
Pours dark brown No real foam Smell is metallic grains High carbo Very grain and vegetable . No real aftertaste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11176) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2013
Bottle @ Delirium, Brussels.
Pours completely clear redish brown with a nice, creamy, beige head. Aroma has grass, chocolate, raisin, light cocoa. Medium carbonation, nice dry and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, chocolate, cocoa, mild raisin. Long, lingering malty bitterness. Delicious Belgian Winter Warmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5666) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Dirty brown-yellow with a white head. Aroma is toffee, wheat, nutmeg and yeast. Flavor is toffee, spice, yeast, light alcohol and cinnamon. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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