Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jalichio999 (502) - BRAZIL - NOV 29, 2007
Garrafa. Coloração âmbar levemente turva, com creme branco fraco. Cravo. Fermento. Final levemente seco. Carbonatação média/alta. Blonde tradicional. Boa drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KnutAlbert (6713) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 25, 2007
It says blonde on the bottle, but it is bordering on ambré. Nice and spicy, including vanilla. But the label says maize, too, which makes my alarm bells ring. I doubt there is real vanilla, too. Minus for cheating!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MoritzF (9448) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JUL 19, 2007
(33cl bottle) Hazy, golden colour with a fluffy, slowly lacing, tanned foamy head. Moderately sweet malty, yeasty and fruity aroma. Sweet and slightly bitter flavour, malty and yeasty, subtle honey-fruity taste with a rather slim body; slightly fizzy on the palate; sweet and yeasty bitter finish with a tinge of alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (12766) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2007
(Bottle, BB 08/02/05) Pours a clear amber body with an average off-white head. Aroma of spring mix lettuce, mustiness, light fruit, and some butterscotch. Flavor of vegetable, yeast, and some citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2007
A lightly hazed golden orange ale with a thick creamy big bubbled white head. Aroma of caramel, light orange peels, and coriander. In mouth, a very pleasant sweet malt, with notes of hops and curacao, medium bodied. Bieropholie import. BB 28-01-08

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9953) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2007
Bottle. Golden brown with a small foam. Aromas are caramel malts with brown sugar and spices. Flavours are crystalised sugar with caramel. Quite soft. Has a decent foaming palate. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2007
Clear golden pour with yeast in suspension and a medium white head. The aroma is dominated by a strong and peppery yeast. The flavor is also focused on the peppery yeast, there are some spices and sweetness too but they’re backstage, allowing the yeast to do the show. The body is medium with a creamy texture and moderate carbonation. It’s not a bad beer but it’s nothing like a Christmas beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2008 Almost clear golden body topped by a large-bubbles-filled large white head with medium retention. Aroma of spices and synthetic pine-tree (like Pine Sol or something). Large amount of peppery spices leaving an overall impression of minerals. Some sweet malts and some fruity notes (apple and orange peels) and dominated by the peppery spices. Medium oily body with a lively carbonation. Finish is oily and peppery and yes, Pine Sol. Not very good but certainly not boring. I’ve had many Christmas beers in my life and this one is as true to the Christmas tradition as… eh… Hanukkah.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jerre (3235) - Waregem, BELGIUM - APR 19, 2007
Bottle, 33 cl. Taste this bere more times. Blond colour, big white head. Aroma = neutral, little hoppy. Medium body. Light bitter taste. Bitter finish with a dry malty touch at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (3768) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2007
Brown bottle, 33 cl, best before 28/01/08, savoured on April 9 2007; eye: golden, voluminous white head that turns into a carpet covering the beer, lots of lacing, clear, nice effervescence; nose: spices, alcohol, pepper, fruity hops, caramel, light smoke, ginger; mouth: silky, malt, spices, corn, light grainy hops, long finale in hops, spices and caramelized malt, creamy texture, lightly sweet, mildly bitter, medium body, creamy texture, quite carbonated; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 33 cl, meilleure avant 28/01/08, savourée le 9 avril 2007; oeil : dorée, mousse blanche abondante qui se transforme en un tapis, beaucoup de dentelle, claire, belle effervescence; nez : éppices, alcool, poivre, houblon fruité, caramel, légèrement fumée, gingembre; bouche : doux, malt, épices, maïs, léger houblon granuleux, longue finale en houblon, en épices et en malt caramélisé, texture crémeuse, légèrement sucrée, moyennement amère, corps moyen, texture crémeuse, assez carbonatée; en résumé : bien

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