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

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RATINGS: 1235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Totochtin (73) - Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2010
Pours a transparent rootbeer color with off-white persistent head. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel, spices, licorice, and alcohol. Sweet with a mild tartness and flavors matching the aroma finishing lightly dry and spicy. Lively carbonation with light to medium body. Very rich, but balanced and well-integrated. Overall delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sammy (9350) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2010
Enjoyed on tap at the Tops Tasting Room. Finally got up to this. Pours gorgeous black with a significnat white head, and some spices holding on the tap. Lacey. This is a rich ale, mildly malty, with ginger, allspice, c-hop, white pepper. Just had been tapped last night.A sipper.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Pours soft brown, hazy, with white head. Nose is slightly citrus with baked dessert goods. Palate has an enormous holiday spice with roasted sweetness. Basically a nice, sweet holiday dessert that happens to be a beer. Finish is long with lingering holiday spice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
probstblueribbon (3254) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2010
750 ml bottle from Bieropholie, shared with Billy, served at cellar temperature in a goblet. 21DE09.

App.: Deep brown-mahogany, thin light tan head. Aroma: Rich fruity malts, orange peel, a little earthy, sweet, a little warm spice, esters, a good bit of alcohol. Palate: Medium body, very full, soft effervescence. Flav.: Quite similar to the nose, a touch more orange, a touch less sweetness; off-dry with a mildly fruity and fairly alcoholic finish.

Merry Christmas indeed.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrGGen (316) - ITALY - JAN 23, 2010
Versa ambra scuro, con una spessa spumosa schiuma color mokaUn bel profumo speziato, cdi coriandolo, anice e liquirizia, l’alcol, prugne e frutta scura. In bocca, dolce di zucchero candito con il coriandolo, l’alcol e il riscaldamento. Ricca e morbida. Assaggiata a Natale 2009,il periodo adatto!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (10873) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2010
A dark amber ale with a thick frothy light moka head. A nice spiced aroma, with coriander, aniseed and licorice, alcohol, plums and dark fruits. In mouth, a smooth candy sugar with coriander, warming alcohol. Rich and smooth. Bieropholie import. Tasted xmas 2009.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WisconsinBeer (715) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Bottle. Pours a very hazy brown color with a massive egg white foamy head. Aroma is Christmas spice. Flavor is fresh bread, yeast, slightly spicy, finish is dry and pine like with hints of alcohol. Medium bodied and smooth.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Pours a very hazy amber/copper with thick tan-tinged head. Aroma is earthy, a bit metallic hops coming through and some floral notes. Flavor is earthy with a mix of grass and bread. Sweet caramel notes also come through. Body is light yet creamy with quite a bit of carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7331) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2010
750mL bottle. Poured clear, deep brown (almost cola-like) with a creamy cap of tan head and sticky lacing as it descended. The aroma picked up darker fruits (raisins, plums, and dates) along with less-defined toffee and chocolate notes.. very yeasty with the slightly dank, earthy St. B yeast that I know and love.. faints wisps of tangerine and oak when you dig deep. The flavor opened with heavy, tight carbonation carrying the aforementioned dark fruits and yeast.. raisins and semi-sweet caramel base with warm, wintery spices and more yeast around.. finished with more fruit, a hint of honey, and earthy yeast. Medium-plus bodied with just a bit too much carbonation on the palate (threw off the flow).. warm and filling. This was very, very good stuff!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
uckelman (366) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2010
Dark, reddish-amber color, cloudy. Lots of carbonation. Slightly nutty flavor. Somewhat astringent on the finish, due to the high alcohol content.


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