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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Quinten (1048) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2008
Nice time fore a christmas i think, at the mitra in muiden (nl) Amber/orange huge fluffy head, spicy and sweet, a bit to much sweet, not much other aroma’s, a bit poor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
schuimkroaat (423) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2005
33cl bottle, - out of date- bbe 8th Feb 05. Orval-coloured, turbid, small head. Malt with some peach, and unmistakeably alcohol in the aroma. Flat, rubbery and with a strange bitterness. Aging apparently does not improve this beer, will try a fresh version again (which I remember as being somewhat better).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
post2martin (12) - - DEC 15, 2013
Good head but quickly disappering. Leaves no lacing. Aroma is caramel and fruit. Taste is sweet with almost no bittering

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
EdwinLitzau (320) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
Amberkleurig met een dikke schuimlaag. Aroma niet erg sterk, beetje zoet. Smaakt flauw, beetje anijs en zoethout. Weinig bijzonder.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BlackHaddock (4009) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2012
My green labelled 33cl brown bottle claims 7.5% ABV and had a best before date of 25 Mar 2011. Poured into my Westmalle chalice 23 Aug 2010), all the sediment appeared to stay, stuck to the bottle bottom. The beer was an amber colour with an off-white head which started fairly thin, but stayed for most of the review. The smell was of treacle and yeasts, a bit on the sweet side then! Alcohol is the main ingrediant within the taste and flavours, taking over anything and everything else. No depth of body, or creamy richness for a Christmas beer no matter what style. Not overly impressed, far to much alcohol and not enough substance from any other components.

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