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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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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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