Formerly brewed at Brouwerij De Regenboog
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Assebroek-Brugge, Belgium


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RATINGS: 285   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Belgian Winter Ale brewed with spices (coriander and grain of paradise) ABV 11-12%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (2920) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Draft @ Three Fires. Raisin, brown sugar, bready/doughy malt, and spice aroma. Reminded me a little of a fresh baked cinnamon roll. Hazy amber with a small off-white head. Belgian yeast, toasty/bready malt, alcohol, and dark fruit flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Imaena (1823) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle. I really enjoyed this brew. It has a very distinctive alcohol warmth and spicing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3251) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
On draft at the Rustico Novemberfest 2013. Pours a clear amber with a white head. Fruity caramel nose. Sweet orange, honey and tropical fruit flavors. Smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
portableparty (1911) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours dirty copper/mahogany with a thin tight off white head that fades to a thin collar and wispy film. Aroma is boozy and sweet with burnt sugars and caramel some dark fruit and clove. Taste is bitter boozy and dusty with more of the above is lesser than the aroma. Palate is medium slick and warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2179) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2013
I reckon they used every spice they could get for this christmas beer. Nevertheless, it turned out very well. A rich and complex beer with a very diverse and nice taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (5045) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2013
2008 vintage bottle shared form Deanso. Pours murkey brown with a small off white head. Aroma is cheesy, caramel, yeast and fruit. Flavour is over moderate sweet, light sour and light bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thooper41 (548) - BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2013
11.2 oz bottle: Appearance is brown with a off white head. Aroma is slightly sour. Taste is interesting for a Belgian, typical Belgian with some hints of sourness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6200) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Murky amber pour with a small white head. Rich caramel, yeast, and sour fruit aroma. Sweet taste, almost overly so. Slightly drying late. Moderate palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11199) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle from Voldby. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, candy sugar, oranges and light spicy. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and bitter finish with warming alcohol. Somewhat rough. 251212

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4334) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle at the Essen Christmas Beer Festival. Poured a cloudy golden brown with a very thin round head with no carbonation. The aroma is of fresh sticky toffee. The flavour is rich strong and alcoholic and the toffee is present here too. A lovely heart warming beer.

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