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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
The third verse of our "Twelve Beers of Christmas" saga incorporates vinous and oaky notes into a bold and spicy dark ale. Happy Holidays!

75% Belgian-Style Dark Ale,25% Ale Aged in French Oak Barrels

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SilkTork (5565) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Chriso. Jammy, sweet, gummi bear, malty beer. Mouldy aroma. I like it. Yummy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2956) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Aroma: Dark Fruit, Sweet Bread, Mild Belgian Yeast Appearance: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Some Light, Off White Head Ring, Some Lacing Taste: Sweet Bread, Mild Vanilla, Mild Oak, Mild Plum Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Drying

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2014
750 mL bottle from Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville, opened 12/26/13. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized creamy brown head. Decent head retention. Aroma of wood, caramel, bread and very mild vinous notes. The taste is buttery, bready malts, wood, spice, banana, peach and other stone fruits. Medium-full bodied, low carbonation, slight heat, very smooth. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pushkinwow (2627) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle, opened Christmas Eve. Light brown with a slight beige head. Tart flanders brown aroma to it, some oak, dry, fruit, moderate body and carbonation, booze is well hidden but everything didn’t seem to go well together - curious if the brett had too much time to go to work as it seemed overly tart considering what the bottle seemed to be going for.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (7496) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Aged maybe 2-3 years. Murky darker copper under a foamy beige head. Nose is raisiny and musty, in a good way, with a touch of Bretty sour oak. Very complex and lovely nose. Flavor is mellow and slightly sour, with earthy cherry and date notes. Dry finish with some plantain/date flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (11423) - Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2013
To me this one was aliek abeer that wanted to be sour but wasn’t, and its kind of rotten

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (2413) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Bottle for Thanksgiving eve 2013. $10.99 price tag -- those were the days!

Dark pours, moderate head. Aroma is almost Flemish red in character, slightly sour with cherry. Abundant spice, some oak. The beer itself is quite sweet with only the faintest hints of the sour flavor on the aroma. Oak, savory mushroom, spices plentiful but not gimmicky in the least. At three years of age it seems to be in its prime with almost no hint of the 10% ABV. Very nice Belgian style, on the sweet side, made interesting by a complex ingredient list -- exactly as expected from the Bruery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresyourball (572) - El Cajon, California, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle shared with friends. Pours a reddish brown with a medium, dense head. Nose is yeast, sugar, figs, raisins. Flavor follows with some booze and oak. Medium mouthfeel. Surprisingly better than I was expecting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (3158) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy mahogany with light head. Aromas of stoned fruit, yeast/brett, and toasted malts. Flavors are similar with hints of raisins and port. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

12/29/2010: The Bruery 3 French Hens... Aroma: Sugary, caramel-toffee maltiness; Belgian-y fruit; fleshy fruits. Appearance: Brown-amber color; thin off-white crown. Flavor: Deep caramel; roasted malts; week coffee finish; plum; alcohol in the nose. Palate: Medium bodied; well-carbonated. Overall: Enjoyable, but nothing overly great.

1 pint 9.4 fl. oz. bottle (Alc 10% by Vol) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #256 for this beer.

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