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Slaghmuylder Kerstbier

Brewed by Brouwerij Slaghmuylder
Style: Pilsener
Ninove, Belgium


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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blackisle (2043) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Poured into a footed pilsner glass. Clear golden, good frothy white head, recedes slowly, good lacing; aroma malty, corn, grass; tastemedium sweet and bitter, malty, hint of citrus, average duration, soft sweetbitter finish, metallic and herbal notes; medium body, oily texture, average carbonation; not what you expect from a xmas beer but a decent lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (8120) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2015
Thank you! Sampled 330 ml. bottle @ Kerstbierfestival Essen 2015. Apparently uses a small percentage of corn according to the booklet. A Christmas pilsner is truly an odd thing in Belgium, one of a kind for certain. Clear golden, small white head. Nose is oily, quite metallic, sugar, corn, sweet & oily, touch esters. Taste is oily, metallic, white sugar, sugar, corn,.. Metallic, corn, esters body. Rather dull & not much better than some of the more agreeable pale lagers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MMR (682) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2015
I have no idea why they call this Pilsener a christmas beer. It’s a rather ordinary pilsener.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
corkyrory66 (1394) - BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2015
Bière spéciale de Noël .. Assurément spéciale puisqu’elle est en fermentation basse, et d’un niveau abv médiocre de 5,2 % !! Pour compléter le tout, elle contient du maïs !! Mon exemplaire avait dépassé sa date de 2 mois. Couleur doré clair brillant, à la clarté nette. Bulles fines, mais peu nombreuses et lentes. Mousse blanche à flocons moyens, en nappage de surface. Arômes de malt pils, houblon sec, maïs. 1ère bouche souple, au bon ensemble malt/houblon, mais très pils. Arrière-bouche fraîche, linéaire. 2ème à l’ensemble malt/houblon doux et équilibré. Arrière-bouche très simple, un peu houblonnée. 3ème à la grande douceur, mais le maïs passe trop. Arrière-bouche clean, mais sans complexité. Longueur avec douceur et petit malt. Jambes groupées, lisses mais belles. Alcool correct pour une pilsener, mais loin d’une kerst !!! Finale douce, sans faiblesse mais sans surprise non plus. CONCLUSION : pas du tout une mauvaise bière, mais quel déshonneur de fêter Noël avec une fermentation basse !!! et qui plus est de 5,2 % abv !!! C’est la fête à l’envers !!! Seule consolation, c’est ma meilleure pilsener à l’heure actuelle ...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Icedwarf (1273) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2015
Helder geel bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is licht bitter hoppig en best goed maar niet echt bijzonder. Niet dat het slecht is maar vreemd dat dit een kerstbier is.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
altonbrownd (5659) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2015
1/9/2008 4:19:55 PM Bottle from Cracked Kettle. Yellow, with a tall head. Citrus nose, corn too. Taste is soapy cardboard. Some fruit - pineapple, citrus - but also really chalky. Finish was smooth, perhaps, but not much to reccomend this one. [Gone] bad perhaps?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RW80 (2015) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2015
33cl bottle Appearance: Pale Golden with a good which leaves nice lacing. Aroma: Sulphur, grass, Taste: Medium sweet, quite some pils malts, grass , light metallic. light body, active carbonation. Ok Pilsner but not super special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
adamnowek (1831) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2014
A nice little Christmas pilsener, not that that is a thing. Really nothing special about this except from some lively carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (4860) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2014
(Slaghmuylder Kerstbier) Bottle 330 ml at home, surprised to see this is a pilsner. Served into a lager glass, ABV 5.2% Deep golden yellow colour on the body, crazy activity in it. Small but thick white head, with very good retention, leaving light lacing on the glass. Malty aroma but with a light citrus presence. Good taste too, again light malty with some citrus/lemon presence to break the sweetness, metallic notes on the finish, quite clean though. Medium thin body, good carbonation. Overall a very good beer, definitely not what you expect from something called kerstbier but still good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (4534) - BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2014
Very unusual Christmas beer since this is not a spiced Scotch but a ’pils’ (pale lager), but then, if you come to think of it, Stella Artois once began as a Christmas beer too - so this one too refers to a forgotten time when pale lager overwhelmed Belgian beer culture even in Christmas versions. I agree with Tim Webb that this is one of the better Belgian lagers, with a deep yellow golden colour and an honest malt profile; corn has been added for the colour, but does not disturb, a first for me in pale lagers.

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