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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 11, 2012

Bottle 750ml.

Clear dark red brown colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, ginger bread, spicy, pumpkin alike, ginger. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, spicy, caramel, ginger bread, roasted malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120330]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2012
75 cl bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is spiced, dark malty, light metallic and liqourice. Thick malty, dense liqourice, fruity, spiced and light phenolic. Dark overripe fruity and liqourice finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34696) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2012
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin dark brown head. The aroma has strong notes of ginger combined with medium notes of cardemomme, caramel, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of cardemomme, caramel, bread, malt, and ginger, leading to a dry bready and spicy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2012
Bottle 75 cl. Pours an opaque dark brown with a warm reddish hue and a beige hue. Heavy aroma of prunes and dates and a little spice as well. Solid body, low carbonation, again lots of oxidized dark fruits and a little indefinable spice. Warming alcohol finish. Almost Quad-like. Nice! 280112

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23376) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy clove and star anise aroma. Sweetish malty spicy dry flavor. has a sweetish malty dry spicy finish with hints of caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (22493) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
7th April 2012
ChrisOs Easter Tasting. Hazy dark brown beer, short lived pale tan head. Smooth palate turning crisp because of biting fine carbonation. Sweet dark malts. Well spiced but no dry gritty spice. Semi dry finish. Okay sweet spicy beer. Hides the abv well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21899) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2012
Bottle at chrisOs ... dark brown ... thin lacing ....dark malts ... heavily spiced ...little to cold ... dark malts ...ark vine fruits ... heavy mlts ... heavy body ... barleysugers ...big spice .. ok but too heavy ... no real depth

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (21680) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Draft. Very dark maroon brown, brown edge head. Aroma of vanilla, sesame seeds, dark coffee, cocoa. Taste is thick dark silky coffee with light spice and subtle burnt cocoa. Gorgeous mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18744) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle at the Croydonia Tasting - East Croydon. Thanks to Jack for sharing this fine seasonal beverage - where does he get this stuff?!? Pours clearish, dark brown with a creamy tan head. Nose is all wintery spices, brown sugar, light sweat. Medium to big sweet flavor with dark bread, Christmas [spices], faint tangy dark fruits. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Moderate warmth to finish, more dark bread, spices, dark fruits. Very decent. Would drink better on a cold snowy evening, rather than the scorchingly hot day we have right now, but it’s still good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (17824) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, dried fruit and moderate spicy. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. 300312

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