Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (5920) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2015
Fruchtig und fluffig mit einer ordentlichen Perlung, viel Vanille, belgischer Hefe und Hopfen. Recht dick, süßlich, vernünftige Stärke gepaart mit etwas Karamell. Nicht schlecht.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
McTapps (5933) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2015
The beer has got a hazy golden-amber colour with a steady head and smooth body. Aroma of Belgian yeast and flowers. Taste of Belgian yeast, fruits, caramel, vanilla, flowers, malt. Smooth to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TorbenJensen (1295) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
Beautiful rough frothy ale which secrete a good aroma of spicy hops. The taste is not quite as expected soft and fine like a typical blonde ale, but it is more pronounced spiciness of something that I think reminiscent of orange peel and apricot. Good fruit sweetness that never takes too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
petewhitley (410) - Nagoya, JAPAN - MAR 28, 2015
spruce, citrus, floral, orange, cloudy, rocky head, medium sweetness, lightly sour, medium body, sticky. Deep orange, cloudy with a substantial rocky head of foam. Spicy, hoppy aroma. Sweet, fruity taste. Quite sticky on the lips, almost distractingly so. Overall a very nice beer to sip on, but the sweetness/stickiness would prevent me from asking for another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
didierlewallon (231) - ponferrada, SPAIN - MAR 14, 2015
Es una cerveza de color rubia cobriza con una espuma blanca. El aroma es suave, dulce y afrutado, con toque de especias, de vainilla y de levadura. El sabor es afrutado con notas de levadura y de malta, el final de boca es seco y dulce con nota de lúpulo, termina con amargor ligero, cerveza refrescante, no parece una cerveza de navidad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DraftDodger (562) - - FEB 18, 2015
Copenhagen 13/11 2014. 75 cl bottle from FaktaQuick. Pours clear reddish brown with white head. Dissipates rather quickly. Spicy malty aroma tinged with alcohol. Medium carbonation. Intense sweet taste in the traditional yeasty Belgian style with a little sourness especially in the aftertaste. Good Belgian Christmas beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (5865) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2015
*Old rating, 33cl, best before 13/01/07. Smooth malty with hints of herbs, slightly malty, not too deep, easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJoer (1024) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2015
Medium white head, chestnut clear golden colour, yeast malts some sweet honey like smell, medium to high carbonation, peppery medium bitter some sweet malts hints of caramel herbs in balance a bit high on the carbonation

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bonkiedeaap (462) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle from Dranken Verheyen in Poppel. The beer is amber colored and has a long staying small white head, with average carbonation. The beer has an aroma with tones of spices, fruits and hops. The taste is a little sweet with tones of candy sugar and some some hoppy bitterness in the background. The finish is a little dry and medium bitter. Not what I expect from a Christmas Ale. I miss the warming alcohol and the full body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ST247 (471) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle @home. Pours light copper with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is metallic, fruity. Taste hints of caramel, fruity, bit metallic.

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