Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorisPPattyn (9133) - Ursel, BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2003
Amber/orange; fluffy, yellowish head. Herbal nose, crystal malt, meaty and yeasty, however filtered. Honey-ish taste, with a harsh bitter edge; a herbal concoction from the pharmacy. Syrupy mouthfeel, again meaty impression. This is not exactly my favourite. Beer of very weak quality, tastewise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sten (726) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2013 Amber-golden coloured beer with the taste of oranges and malt, there is a sence of citrus and spices. But not one of my favourites. (Bottle 33cl) (Bottle 33cl aged 4 years, aroma 7/10, appearance 4/5, flavor 8/10, palate 4/5, overall impression 15/20. This makes a total of 3.8. Not bad at all. Thanks to the innkeeper of ’het kafeeke’ at Heultje for giving me this bottle.) New rating. Sweet and malty aroma, flavour is also sweet, malty and spicy. (Bottle 33cl)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2005
Dark golden, white head. Aroma from figs, cream and almond. Creamy, nutty flavor with fruits. Malty at first, thean turning hoppy and bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MoritzF (9151) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Syfher (269) - 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 11/20
Alengrin (4148) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ST247 (492) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
McTapps (6341) - Reutlingen, 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBHansen (661) - Køge, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle @ friends/panzer. Appearance: pours slightly hazy amber with powerful white soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste: brown sugar, light dried fruits and hints of spices. palette: medium malty and yeasty aroma, sparkling carbonation, light to medium body, average sweetness, somewhat balanced by a light to medium bitterness, average duration and an oily texture. Overall: ok light belgian christmas.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2006
Blond colour, rather neutral aroma; little hoppy. Large but diminishing white head. some sprankling. Medium palate, some bitter taste, carbonation. Finish is bitter, ending in a dry malty touch. Not really convincing.

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