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

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RATINGS: 288   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%


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2009
Bottle 33cl.
Clear medium red brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, orange, spicy, prune. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, light light acidic and moderate to heavy bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20081213]
Earlier Rating: 12/26/2006 Total Score: 3.8
Bottle @ Kerstbierfestival 2006 in Essen, BE. Hazy orange amber color with a average off-white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, brown sugar, coriander, alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet with a average duration.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2007
33 cL bottle, Kerstbierfestival 2007 in Essen/Belgium. Pours golden/copper brown, clear, with a diminished light yellow/orange head. Fruity aroma with notes of spices and some malt. Flavour is softly spiced and yeasty, very mild and with a light fruity note lingering into a soft finish. Lovely yeasty Belgian brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29849) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2011
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a lazing off-white head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and alcohol, leading to a dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2006
(Bottle 25 cl) Pours a very unclear orangey brown - dirty river water style - and an off-white, dissipating head. Sweetish aroma of overripe fruits and brown sugar. Very full-bodied with accents of apricots and prunes and perhaps a touch of port. Solid but not overly refined. Big, lumpy impurities. 110206

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21509) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2007
Bottle. Hazy orange coloured with an off white head. Aroma of fruits, spices and yeast. Flavour of dried fruits, yeast and spices. Well hidden alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20919) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 20, 2007
Bottled@Kerstbierfestival, Essen. Brownish amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is spices and malts with some very citrus fruity notes. Flavour is fruits, yeast some herbs and spices and finishes with a nice warming touch of alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2011
1st December 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Effervescent creamy malt with orangey fruit and a subtle hint of raisans, Pronounced alcohol sweetness with an almost champagne dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (15310) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 5, 2004
Hazy dark amber color. Aroma of malt, caramel, candi sugar, spices. Caramel, malt, light sweet liquorice, spices, oranges, some sweetness. Long caramel final. If you take care of letting it loose some carbonation, it's an excellent Christmas beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 30, 2009
Bottle at home ... copper ... big big alcohol nose with some spice ... bit fizzy ... rich toffee malts ... again alcohol shows ... some hop ... some yeast ... big spice... big bitter ... some treacle

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2007
Bottle at Københavnske Øldage. Unclear, almost brown body, and a beige head. Candi-sugar sweetness, spicyness, caramel and even more sugar in the aroma. The flavor is very sweet, with notes of tropical fruits and dried fruits, and some spices. Full, sweet body. Long sweetish finish with a spicy hint. Nice christmas beer. (070512)


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