Brewed by Brasserie Artisanale La Botteresse de Sur-les-Bois
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Saint-Georges (Sur-les-Bois), Belgium


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Bière brune brassée avec des malts Pale Ale, des malts caramel et chocolat. Très forte et douce à la fois (ajout de miel) très longue en bouche. Bière de dégustation pour amateurs de bières spéciales. Bonne amertume. Goût prononcé des malts, réglisse, café,... Alc: 10.5 % Vol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2008
Bottle @ Kerstbierfestival 2007 in Essen, BE. Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, mild coffee, light vanilla, alcohol. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (151207)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2007
33 cL bottle, Kerstbierfestival 2007 in Essen/Belgium as La Botteresse de Noël. Pours dark brown with a reddish hue and a light brown lacing head. Aroma is roasted malt and some yeasty spices. Flavour is dried fruit with some light yeast note and roasted malt. Finish is nice lingering roasted malt mixed with a nice belgian yeats spice. Lovely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34708) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2008
Bottled at Kerstbierfestival 2007. A brown beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with primary notes of caramel, but also lighter notes of roasted malt. The flavor is sweet malty with strong notes of roasted malt as well as medium notes of caramel and light notes of spices and a slight acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2007
Bottled@Kerstbierfestival, Essen. Pitch black colour, small beige head. Aroma is licorice and caramel malts along with some spices. Flavour is slightly roasted malts, licorice and quite wellspiced. Aftertaste has a little bit alcohol in it, otherwise wellbalanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2007
Bottled 11/2006
Dark brown color, steady creamy tan head. Yeasty, vegetably, a bit chocolaty aroma. Crisp, fruity, grape-fruitness in the flavor, also plumes and dates. Quite yeasty, maybe too fresh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (14174) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 22, 2009
330ml bottle (One Pint, Helsinki, Belgian Weeks 2009)
Hazy gold, tiny tight head. Odd rotting meat aroma. In fact, it’s meat and 2 veg. One of the veg’s is asparagus. Soapy taste, also some veg. Finish very hoppy. Yeast removes the quirkiness, and reduces soapiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12757) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2009
(33cl bottle) Pours a brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of dates, mustiness, caramel, and raisins. Flavor of dates, yeast, anise, and other spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (12136) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2009
Bottle, bought @ Belgianshop.com
Pours deep brown, bordering on black. A fair, but rather fizzy offwhite head that settles as a millimeter thick foam. Heavy spicy aroma. Lots of cloves, coriander, sour-ish plums and cherries, chocolate. Some sweet caramel to back it all up. High carbonation, very prickly. Otherwise fine, and lightly dry mouthfeel. Nice flavours. Chocolate, light tart fruit, yeast, well-balanced spiciness with some coriander, cinnamon. Fine dryness with some cocoa-powder feel. Actually a very nice Christmas beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (11268) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle sample at Essen Kerstbierfestival. Cloudy brown pour with a beige head. Aroma of toffee, fudge and boozy alcohol. Flavour is heavy sweet and light moderate bitter. Overripe dark fruit aspects coming out in the palate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (9532) - Ursel, BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2007
Dense but small beige head over ruby-red shot, very dark beer. Very perfumey, almonds, alcohol & higher alcohols, sugars and roasted notes. Human sweat, sweet malts, liquorice, a bit of cypress flavour and loads of dark malts. Very creamy, velvety texture, well-bodied & alcohol warming. Sweet and thick. Not bad, but not really great beer.

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