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RATINGS: 263   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.

bigguns22's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigguns22 (704) - Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2012
750ml bottle from 2011 I have had about a year drank on Christmas. This is not one of my favorites. Pour was nice dark brown in color with a large head. Aroma pretty good to full of spice notes. The combination one spices in this one just didn’t do it for me and I can’t explain why.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"Rich, dark brown with quickly dissipating head. Nice aroma of gingerbread, belgian yeast, and sweet malts. no hint of 11% til it gets closer to room temp. nice holiday ale. best aroma of the 3 i’ve had, nice smooth relatively thick bodied. flavor similar to the aroma...spice dominant and tasty."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (4775) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Deep dark brownish color with a tan head. Brown sugar, fruity, oak, spicy and vanilla aroma. Powerful little horny devil. Full body. A bit sweet and a moderate bitterness. Sugary and a bit sweet flavor. Oak, spicy, vanilla and chocolate flavor. Lovely tasty ale.
[Bottle at rlgk plaza]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yoachim (46)
- SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Flaska på provningen USA comes to Göteborg 2014. Luktar marshmallow, surt, choklad, vin, äpple, krydda. Svart. Smakar frukt, choklad, godis, surt, alkohol, krydda. Ganska fyllig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4100) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at rlgk. Pours clear darker mahogany with a minimum of head. Aroma is sweet chocolate malty some raisins. Flavor as aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (11050) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, spices, roasted malt. Flavour is ginger, bread, fruit, roasted malt, caramel, chocolate. Full body. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maley1 (803) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
Dark brown pour with small tan head. Aroma of malts, cinnamon, cloves, dark fruit and gingerbread. Taste of caramel, molasses, vanilla, gingerbread, dark fruits. Full bodied, perfect carbonation, nice long gingerbread finish. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2207) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Aroma. Sweet Bread, Vanilla, Gingerbread, Mildly Boozy Appearance: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head Ring, Mild Lacing Taste: Gingerbread, Vanilla, Mildly Boozy, Mild Sweet Bread Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Boozy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Advocate_Ames (446) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Pours dark with a foam head that dissipates and clinged to my glass. The aroma is very spice driven, dough maltiness, semi sugar sweetener. In the flavor there is a mild bitterness, semi chocolate malts, soft acidic fruit taste, and a pleasant pumpernickel grain taste. The finish was somewhat tasteful but had a complexity of ingredients that blended rather strange. Overall I enjoyed this beverage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lukaduke (2317) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 13, 2014
Pours a burnt umber color with a finger of eggshell foam. Nose is warming spice, medicinal weirdness and bready malt. The palate follows with an aggressively carbonated body, thinner than expected mouthfeel and a bit of weird disjointed layers of spicy nutmeg, earthy gingerbread, stale rye... a touch metallic and just unbalanced in general.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Guerde (1177) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2014
(free beer week bottle from peteinSD thanks!) Pours a brownish black color with a dark tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma certainly holds a fair amount of spice and I would venture a guess to say there’s some cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and perhaps nutmeg on display. Some chocolate, a lot of booze, and stewed fruit show up as well. Pumpernickel bread. Flavor holds a lot more chocolate that takes on somewhat of a Nutella vibe. Bit of roasted malt here, but a ton of sweetness. Light hints of spice towards the finish, which I’d say is a strong point. Oddly enough, the strong booze presence in the nose doesn’t really carry over into the flavor. Mouthfeel is full and carbonation is restrained. Overall a big, sweet, boozy(nose-wise) beer that is not bad for what it is.

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