Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SNL (417) - - DEC 16, 2014
On tap. Clear caramel color, small White head. Sweet malty Nose, malty taste, with a slightly bitter finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (3240) - BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2014
Tasted many years ago, so this rating is from old notes; amber coloured, hazy beer with medium thick, yellowish white head; yeasty and caramelly, some peachy and slightly orangey fruitiness, sweetish, malt sweet with spicy hints and mild herbal hop bitterish finish, a bit metallic. Didn’t like it that much and this is not what you’d expect from a Belgian Christmas ale, but it’s about time for a re-rating now that Christmas is coming - hopefully it has improved meanwhile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (7556) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle from Aeon Liquors. Spicy, somewhatnhoppy nose, grass, lemon, sugar, orange. Hazy orange-brown with a medium tall head. Sweet, biscuity, lemons and orange, bit metallic, decently prickly and bitter finish. Not so special or particularly Christmasy, but ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3062) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle from Asahiya served in a chalice type glass. The nose is bready, a bit fruity & spicy but has a rough grainy character to it. It pours a clear amber with a soapy off-white head. The body is med-light with a rough round carbonation. The taste is fruity but with a metallic malty caramel edge to it. Average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hednom (95) - Messelbroek, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle at home, Amber with white top, good beer but nuthing special at all, expected more from a christmass beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Syfher (194) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2014
Bottle of 25 cl, in a Trappist Glass. Nice beer, but not a very special one. So we’re in front of a heavy taste beer, but with no spice in. Try it, but don’t pay for it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjik83 (969) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2014
33cl flesje via Mans, Margraten Alcoholpercentage van 7% Uitgeschonken in Grimbergen glas Uiterlijk: robijnrood/amber kleurig met kleine schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: abrikoos, zoetig, fruitig, Belgische gist Conclusie: niet zo kruidig als normaal bij een kerstbier, zou niet zeggen dat het zo'n type bier was zonder het te weten. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PeatyPete (525) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2014
Amber coloured beer with extreme foam production. Light aroma of cane sugar and malt. Taste is sweet malt. A bit like barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mikske79 (1303) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2014
Geen slecht bier, maar als ik een kerstbier koop, verwacht ik een bier met heel veel smaak aan en dat was hier niet helemaal

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miquelcrush (1785) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

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