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RATINGS: 336   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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"Kerstmutske Christmas Nightcap" is the name used for export.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChainGangGuy (4507) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2008
Appearance: Pours a dark, garnet-hued body with a small, wispy, off-white head. Smell: Aroma of ripe dark fruit, caramel malts, a bit of grain, plenty of alcohol, and some cinnamon spice. Taste: Caramel malts, some cinnamon, some spice. A touch grainy. Blender pureed fruit. Not much sweetness present. Boozey, yeasty finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: No thanks. Didn’t really care for this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2678) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 31, 2008
This poured an amber color with a beige head. The aroma contains some cooked veggies, chocolate, and toffee. The flavor has a nutty presence with some coffee, dark chocolate, and spices. Overall a pretty nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2008 Name: Kerstmutske Christmas Nightcap
Date: 05/24/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

Appearance: clear dark ruby red, creamy beige head, layers of drippy lace,
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma with lots of dark fruity esters and light spicyness,
Flavor: big sweet fruity flavor, lots of dark fruits, caramel sweetness, light spicyness,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4
------- /> I would like to rerate this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Pours a transparent copper brown with a stringy-lacing light tan head. Aroma of sweet dark caramel malt and a touch of bready Belgian yeast. Starts fairly full and caramely malty sweet with some drier, doughy yeasty notes and a touch of coriander spice with effervescent carbonation throughout. A fairly tasty Belgian strong ale.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Pours a hazy amber brown color with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, brown sugar, toast, honey, and some fruit. Flavor is malty, caramel, honey, brown sugar, fruit, and a peppery finish.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DYCSoccer17 (3481) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 10, 2008
750 mL bottle purchased at BevMo in Natomas (50% off...woohoo) Aroma has some light brown sugar as well as some annoying plastic notes, too. Yeast notes, just very plasticized. Not very appealing. Moderately hazy dark amber/burgundy body with a light tan head that is small to medium. Starts a bit sweet with some sugary chocolate notes. Becomes quite grainy and chewy and cereal-like in the middle. Smooth-bodied. Very little in the way of hops. A bit of light bubblegum late. Not bad, but nothing really entertaining either.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - MAY 2, 2008
If Samiclaus had a light version this would be it....nice blend of spice, malt, Belgian yeast, and ripe fruit. Pours dark amber and dark cherry in a goblet. Well done and easy drinking goodness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rayOfBeer (672) - El Cerrito, California, USA - APR 27, 2008
Poured from 11.2oz bottle a murky brown with medium sized tan head. Nose is somewhat metallic like steel wool, backed with dark fruit, yeast, and brown sugar. Flavor is roasted malt, caramel, brown sugar, and a little bread. The palate has a short sweetness then a drying yeastiness. The flavor disappears quickly, almost too quickly. The flavor is good but fleeting. Overall decent but could use more spiciness or carbonation to carry the flavor further.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RSRIZZO (1898) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2008
Aroma is a bread like scent with some spicy back tones. Color is solid hazy amber with good carbonation and a thick frothy head. Taste is thin and roasted. Starting with a light/medium body it goes down foamy. Finish comes in with a thin roasted flavor and just a hint of fruity yeast flavor that is followed up by a mellow bitterness. In the after taste the roasted flavor turns sweet then the bitterness comes back leaving it dry. I feel its a little weak for a Belgian Strong but not a bad brew.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - APR 10, 2008
Had last night at the NorCal tasting. It was an attractive beer in color and head, but I wish I had taken better notes. I just remember that this one was a bit bland and boring. Wish I could be more thorough. :-( Sorry.


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