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Brewed by St. Bernardus Brouwerij
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Watou, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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St. Bernardus Christmas Ale is the youngest descendant in the illustrious family of delicious Abbey Ales by Brewery St. Bernardus. This specialty beer of 10% alc. vol. is characterized by its deep dark colour, with a creamy, thick head and a full, almost velvety taste with a fruity nose. It's a seasonal ale, brewed annually for the holiday season. The long winter nights are perfect moments to savour this ale with or without friends and to enjoy its unique, complex taste and after-taste.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (3121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
Backlog rating. 75cl bottle from A Tutta Birra, Milano. It pours a dark brown color with a large beige head. Aroma is sweet with cinnamon and raisins, with hints of X-mas spices. Taste is again sweet with notes of plum and raisins. Mild alchol booze in the finish. Medium to full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, very tasty

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aggiebob (29) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Light brown and heavily spice ale. High gravity is hidden in the smooth taste.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joskevermeulen (23) - liedekerke, BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2014
Een echt kerstbier, donker en zwaar. Heel complex met een heel gamma aan aroma’s en smaken.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (277) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 22, 2014
Amber-brown color with small head. A tartness in the aroma is immediately noticeable. Fruity-sweet and spicy, a bit more tart than the Abt 12, but not as rich and complex. The fruitiness is more berries-like. A high-level brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
timmwillum (80) - BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2014
Anbefalet af Jesper Lyngholm. Helt mørk med et gyldent skær. Tykt fyldigt blivende skum. Syrlig næse med skovfrugt og en anelse humle. Starter syrligt bitter med lidt citrus og masser af kulsyre og krydderi. Lang sødlig eftersmag. Fin juleale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (1089) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
Pours a clear reddish copper with a long lasting thin off white head and lots of lace. Aroma is dark dried fruits, mild alcohol, perfumy, and some spicy/fruity Belgian yeast notes. Flavour is malty, dark dried fruits, rasins, perfumy, mild alcohol, spicy Belgian yeast. My kind of

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swesson (258) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2014
From a bomber. Pours a ruby amber brown and makes a typical thick StB head. Aroma of dark fruits and cinnamon and maybe cardamom and yeast. Tastes of raisins, malt, and spice. A beautiful ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fashawn (192) - Montesarchio, ITALY - DEC 21, 2014
Buona bevuta. Scura,schiuma bianco sporco, panjosa. Odori di liquirizia,castagne e prugne. In bocca č lo stesso,con tocchi di anice improvvisi. Buono il finale,lungo e caldo. Corpo medio rotondo, tessitura quasi oleosa.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1733) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2014
December 21, 2014. Bottle at home.
Murky amber/brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, raisins, some spicy and earthy notes. Taste is sweet dried fruits and caramel with a light spicy bitter finish. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adster (453) - HUNGARY - DEC 21, 2014
Igazi karácsonyi hangulatot árasztó főzet mind csomagolásában, mind elegáns megjelenésében, megnyerő illataiban. Elragadó szerecsendiós, szegfűszeges, éles kontúrú aromák kelnek útra, a vibráló ízjegyek hírnökei ezek. Magabiztosan hordozza megannyi fűszer, kandiscukor, vérpezsdítő vörösbor hangulatát, élénk teste a magas alkoholfok ellenére is józanítóan hat. Klasszikus ünnepi hangvételű alkotás, annak minden tökéletességével együtt. 


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