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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2008
Hazy amber with medium short lasting head. Aroma is sweet yeasty with caramel and orange peel. Flavor is sweet with fruits, coriander and yeast. Light bitterness in the end.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (8065) - Down South, GERMANY - JAN 5, 2008
bottle. Cloudy amber colour, impressive head. Fruity and spicy though a bit watery in the finish. Well-balanced and tasty Strong Ale.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
goozen (3065) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2007
Bottle 0,33ltr: Hazy dark amber ale for the christmas, with the usual spiced taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 18, 2007
Bottle. Pours a hazy deep orange colour with a medium fairly lasting white head laving a good lacing. The aroma is seet and fruity with yeast and spices. Good mouthfeel. The flavour is bit sweet with ripe fruits, yeast, wheat, hops, caramel and spices. Good lasting fruity bit spiced finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2007
Draught @ Den Tatoveret Enke. Nice big white head that mostly lasted. Somewhat clear sparkling body with a somewhat dark golden color. Aroma of spice, yeast, caramel, grain and some heavy underlying fruity notes as well. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and hint of warming alcoholic texture. Flavor was sweet with a hint of acidic. Sweet fruity finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (3681) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2007
Bottle from Bier Koning. Peach colour. Bursting head. Fruity and spicy nose. Peach, orange, caramel and coriander tastes. Malty with watery finish but enjoyablel. Nice mouthfeel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beltramelli (471) - Campinas, BRAZIL - DEC 11, 2007
Fraca no aroma, essa breja tem paladar de malte, fermento e cravo. Não impressiona muito, mas tem boa drinkability.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mdachi (35) - Paderborn, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2007
Poured from a 33cl bottle. Aroma: overall heavy, a little alcoholic, then some fruits. Appearance: Gold with little haze from yeast depot, stable white head. Flavor and Palate: It was slightly metallic (like blood), after this medium bitter an less sweet and fruity. Overall too light and thin for my expectation, hence something dissatisfying.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Embrouille (2830) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 5, 2007
Bottle 33cl. It pours a nice hazy copper beer with a whitish head. The nose is of corn, vanilla, glue and banana. Quite yeasty. Vanilla, bubblegum, yeast and malt in the taste with an underlying alcoholic presence. Sweet and slightly spicy. Soft mouthfeel. The finish is yeasty with hints of honey.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11235) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2007
Tap @ YNWA, Kolding. Pours a clear golden with a small creamy white head. Aroma is sweet malty with a slight dose of spicyness. Quite full and round mouthfeel. Sweet taste with flavours of ginger, anise and vanilla. Nice and good - quite refreshing for a Belgian Christmas beer.


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