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RATINGS: 319   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Pours a hazy medium brownish amber color. Aroma is lightly malty, hoppy, yeasty, with a touch of fruit. Flavor is a nice mixture of malts and fruits.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
"one round up of this beer termed the finish like sour milk...pretty sad that i can see where he was coming from. Itís got a couple good flavor things going for it, but in end, isnít very good or pleasant. this was the 5th of 5 beers in the "Chritmas Beers of Belgium" gift pack. I must say, it was a monumental disappointment. All 5 beers were between 2.5-3.4 I think, with this one right in the middle. The best was barely above average, and none are beers Iíd get again. This one pours amber with a tan head. sampled 2/09...best by 8/09, so like the others i think itís been around for a while. more brown sludge on the inner rim. smells and tastes of fruit, slight vegetal notes, and some spice and malt. tastes the same, with slight unpleasant sourness. almost a nice belgian brown, but something is just...off. acidic. a below average beer, belgian or not."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2331) - BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2014
Christmas version of Slaapmutske Bruin with pale beige, sticky, irregular head and deep bronze colour with wine red hue. Aroma and taste dry grainy and malty, chocolatey and nutty, dried fruits, spicy hints of pepper, cloves and nutmeg, dry and roasted bitter finish. A typical Scotch-style Belgian Christmas ale; rather restrained, could have been a bit more lush for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (545) - SERBIA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle 0.33l at Belgrade Beer tasting vol.4 from De Hopduvel beer shop Ghent Belgium.Pour it dark color with small white head.Aroma of dark fruits, brown sugar, Belgian yeast.Taste is sour, sweet and spicy note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ippopotamo36 (300) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle at a private tasting in Belgrade/Serbia. Pours dark and hazy amber, tan head. Nose of dark dry fruit, caramel, cookies. Mouth has a dry end palate, thirsty quenching (?) and easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
aleksander9 (501) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2014
Deep red with tan head. Aroma is red fruits and spicy Belgian yeast. round and fruity palate. Aftertaste is fruity, spicy, caramel, oriental spices and lingering licorice finish. Overall: Tastes far better than it smells.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1988) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2014
Sample at Gents Bierfestival 2014. THX for sharing todayís beers! Only wrote down a score for the last beers I had 2 year old sample

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martjoobolut (867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 28, 2014
0,33L bottle. Pours dark brown ruby with tan head. The head stays. Aroma is dark fruits, candy sugar, spices, gingerbread. Flavor is sweet, dark fruits, caramel, dark sugar, malt, yeast. Finish is lingering bitter and fruity sour with some alcohol. Overall: nice brew, it would suit well for cold christmas evening.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mikske79 (1247) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2014
Ik drink graag kerstbieren omdat ze meestal goed vol van smaak zijn, maar dat was hier niet echt het geval

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeJslc (756) - USA - JUL 31, 2014
Dark brown, clear, fluffy tan head. Malty, dark bread crusts, toffee, some dark fruit, some earthy/nutty and woody notes, hints of spice. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirstyrabbit (1131) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle. Reddish brown body, tall head. Caramelly aroma with toffee and sweet mild roast. Taste has toffee and caramel. Sweet finish. Just too sweet and caramelly without any complexity. Gets cloying really fast.

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