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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Defreni (2618) - Husum, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2013
Flaske: Brunrød klar øl med et flot skumhoved. Duft af belgisk gær, sukker og en smule metal som der nogle gange er på disse øl. Smagen er let krydret men faktisk forholdsvis drikbar. Udmærket øl.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CPH2200 (291) - DENMARK - OCT 28, 2013
75 cl bottle 7.0% abv. Amber colour, sweet alcoholic aroma. Taste is sweet with caramel and alcohol heat. Pretty boring, will store some bottles for next xmas and see if the bottle fermentation does any wonders.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoltonDK (559) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle at home. Fresh nose, pepper notes. Walnut color clear, one finger creamy head. Medium body, malty, pepper, hard bubbles. :) Bolton Brew.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Niller (708) - Hammel, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle from Brugsen. Light amber/orange colour with a big creamy head. Fruity aroma with notes of soap. Spicy sweet taste of yeast, malt, some fruits. Lively carbonation. Bittersweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (4135) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2013
33 cl. bottle @ home. Procured from ALBO. Bottled on 30/08/2012 thus 2012 Vintage. Pours surprisingly a bright amber, bubbles rising and a big soapy white head that quickly descends. Smells of esters, slightly floral, candy sugar with some industrial soap sweetness in there plus a chunk of banana. Taste is bitter esters, floral, slightly phenolic, hint grass, very bubbly, something akin to sweetish cheap grainy alcohol, touch banana and hint of honey in the back followed by warming & noticeable booze, hint chemical / soapy. Very effervescent, very dominating fact over the taste. Why does this feel so boozy, its 6.5 % ABV? Unbalanced, faulty, raw Belgian. Why is this labelled as a Christmas beer? Feels like they are trying to fool people or something.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (2240) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Beautiful looking beer, amber brew with towering fluffy head. Mildly spicy and nutty, awesome head retention, slightly musty aroma. Earthy, wooden, nuts....I am drinking this way out of season, but it’s still good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shaney (2428) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - APR 8, 2013
Orange-braunes Weihnachtsbier mit gigantischer Schaumkrone, sieht 1a aus, Höchstnote! Karamelltönige Malzaromen mit hefiger Fruchtigkeit (Apfel, Pflaume). Süßmalziger und hefiger Start, wird schnell kräuterig-würzig, klingt angenehm herb - ja holzig - aus. Für satte 7% Alkohol (nicht 6.5%) gefährlich süffig!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ration (1948) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
This review is exported from olutopas.info with no comment. Original rating date 11.12.2010

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5461) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2013
bottle from Alsems/ Thick white head. Clear amber pour. Nice brew.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (10843) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle. Deep golden colour with a white head. Aroma is dry, straw, alcohol, yeast, sugar, spices. Flavour is spices, alcohol, yeast, sugar, caramel, spices. Ordinary beer.


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