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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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Reynolds314 (2077) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernesto987 (3358) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Big sweet spicey booze bomb. Probably everything I hate in a beer is in this beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Huhzubendah (2256) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10294) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hallinghansen (1734) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (6175) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
Bottled. Pours very dark brown with a medium creamy beige head. The aroma is cinnamon, cardamom, pumpkin and sweet malt. The flavor is light roasted, caramel, lots of spices and light licorice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KingCecil (2033) - DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle @ Cecil spring tasting... It pours clear very dark brown with a small tan head... The aroma is cinnamon, spicy and light dark fruit aroma.... The favor is Sweet malt, light roasted, spices and cinnamon....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 1, 2013
from Erzbierschof - pours a dark brown beer with no foam left; a solid spicy aroma where notes of ginger dominate; malt and nougat; sweet and thick, full-bodied, a solid spicy tartness; some residual sweetness and a long sharp and spicy finish with notes of warming alcohol

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2143) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Bottle. Moderate cookie and toasted for the malt, cooked orange for the hops, dough for the yeast, with hints of raisin, brown sugar, nutmeg and vanilla. Head is small, frothy, tan with some slippery lacing and is almost fully diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts heavily sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately sweet and lightly acidic and bitter. Palate is medium to full, almost syrupy with a soft carbonation and a chewy and stick finish. This Belgian Strong Ale make a nice winter warmer.

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