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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2008
33cl, from Geers Oostakker, X-Mas brew, easy to drink, not complex, hazy, small head, nothing special

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pinball (11550) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2009
33cl bottle, brown and green label, 7% called christmas blond, double blond abbay beer. i hope it is the same as this one here. pours cloudy orange. lively beer but didnt get out of the bottle itself. large head that soon collapses. aroma of yeast, cheese, spices, alc. faint citric fruity note keeps it interesting. flavor is rather average or below average for a belgian beer, but it does taste good. nice harmfull blonde with no strings attached. end is very non-bitter, almost as if something is missing.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Parket (578) - Bruges, BELGIUM - JAN 7, 2010
bottle, orange/soft brown colour with small and unstable white head. Smell: fruity. Taste: orange, yeasty, mild bitterness. Very watery and a bit too soft beer.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2004
Tongerlo Christmas Dubbel Blond
Gold color. Very simple aroma; the flavor as well is not really interesting; reasonable body strength, spicy (coriander), with a quite strong final bitterness; and clearly not a Christmas beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 12, 2005
Bottle. Dark golden colour with a big white head. Light spicy yeasty aroma and a sweet fruity light alcoholic taste. Medium body and a sweet alcoholic finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hansen (7684) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2007
Amber orange colour. A bit unclear. Has a white frooty head, not very lasting. Spicy aroma, citrus notes. Flavor starts sweet, fruity, finish is getting more and more bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Borresteijn (5477) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2008
Bottle, Christmas 2007. Amberbrown colour, big head. Aroma of spices, malts. Taste is sweet, spicy and metallic. Not too good.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brandman (2460) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2011
Deep copper body, white head. Aroma of metally malt, some perfume, sugar and spices. Flavour is mainly sugary and some off esters. Metallic and cold mouthfeel.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zita (5617) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2012
caramel, bread, golden, clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, lively, long finish,

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mikske79 (1312) - 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


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