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RATINGS: 259   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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A Belgian style dark ale brewed with spices. The fourth verse of our Twelve Beers of Christmas saga incorporates gingerbread-like spice into a rich and robust dark ale.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorm (1164) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 12, 2013
Mye smak av kirsebær, humle og malt. Meget godt på smaken. Bittert og søtt. Et godt vinterøl.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nilsas (1290) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 12, 2013
En bombe av lukt og smak. God søtlig frukt lukt. Full av frukt smak, rik på munnfølelse og ettersmak. Oppdager nye detaljer for hver munnfull. Må oppleves.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lilja (1584) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2013
Smak och doft av karamell, bränt socker, torkad frukt, russin, plommon, choklad. Söt men välbalanserad, portvinskaraktär. Mycket gott.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (2282) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - APR 10, 2013
Pours a solid dark brown with faint garnet highlights at the edges and a huge fluffy tan head that recedes to lace on the sides of the glass. Aroma’s of holiday spices, thick caramel and molasses with a slight fruity twang. The spice character for me is quite strong and overpowers most of the nose, but I actually think it is starting to tame a bit from the first time I had this brew. The flavor is sweet and malty up front with lots of thick sugar, caramel, and molasses. The spices and yeasty flavors provide a nice balance midway through before a shot of ethanol hits that I can trace moving down my throat. Sweet lingering sugary gingerbread house sits on the palette like gum drops long after every sip. Thick body with a sweet somewhat syrupy mouthfeel, and a light to moderate level of carbonation. I think I enjoyed this a lot better than when this was fresher, I think the flavors have come together a little bit better. This is no two turtle doves, but I enjoyed sipping on it for a while.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Reynolds314 (2278) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 24, 2013
COMEON! I dont want any more beers from these guys. Overly sweet and syrupy with a distinct hot garbage aroma. Lots of cloves and prunes with cloying sweetness. The drains first beer of the night.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
karlsnes (47) - NORWAY - MAR 23, 2013
23.03.13 Uts: mørk rødbrun, moderat skum og kullsyre. Duft: mørk malt, nellik, krydder, rugbrødskorpe. Smak: mye malt, sødme og hint av brød, lite frukt og gjær.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernesto987 (3664) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Big sweet spicey booze bomb. Probably everything I hate in a beer is in this beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Huhzubendah (2495) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 15, 2013
The beer is chestnut brown with a thin beige collar. The aroma offers brown bread, yeast, holiday spices, cinnamon. Thinner than I expected. Slightly sweet with notes of molasses, hints of dark fruit. A touch of alcohol in the finish. Lingering bready yeast. Pretty tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10291) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 2, 2013
Flöska. Hazy deep dark brown colour, red-brown hue, beige head. Aroma of spice (cinnamon) dark malts. Good mouthfeel. Sweet dark malty cinnamon spiced. Sweet quite spiced brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hallinghansen (1935) - Odense S, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle @ cecil spring tasting. Cloudy brown body with a small offwhite head. Aroma is spices, cinnamon, malt. Flavor is also spices, cinnamon, caramel.


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