Brewed by Haacht
Style: Belgian Ale
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Bloekie's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bloekie (210) - - NOV 17, 2012
Hazy amber beer with a small frothy head. Very fizzy, the representative called it a 'festive edition'. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VDuquerroux (823) - Airvault, FRANCE - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A clear golden orange sparkling beer with brown hues ; fizzy ; big white foamy head ; good retention. Caramel, roast, herbs, light citrus, biscuit. Light sweet, light to medium dry bitter refreshing, light warming. Medium body, light silky texture, average carbonation, dry bitter medium lasting finish, light warming. Overall, ok pleasant amber hoppy ale ; ok bitterness ; christmas spirit (-1) ??

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
nybol (366) - DENMARK - OCT 27, 2015
En typisk belgisk alesmag, altså smagen af gæren. Der er ikke alle de typiske juleting i denne øl, hvilket er godt!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
erling1000 (342) - - OCT 13, 2015
A bronze colored, X-mas beer / abbey ale with high, white, creamy head. Aroma is spicy, complex yeasty, malty, dried fruit. Taste is sweet, light bitter. Pearly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (6008) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2015
Fruchtig und fluffig mit einer ordentlichen Perlung, viel Vanille, belgischer Hefe und Hopfen. Recht dick, süßlich, vernünftige Stärke gepaart mit etwas Karamell. Nicht schlecht.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
McTapps (6045) - Ruhrcity, 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 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TorbenJensen (1396) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
Beautiful rough frothy ale which secrete a good aroma of spicy hops. The taste is not quite as expected soft and fine like a typical blonde ale, but it is more pronounced spiciness of something that I think reminiscent of orange peel and apricot. Good fruit sweetness that never takes too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
petewhitley (427) - Nagoya, JAPAN - MAR 28, 2015
spruce, citrus, floral, orange, cloudy, rocky head, medium sweetness, lightly sour, medium body, sticky. Deep orange, cloudy with a substantial rocky head of foam. Spicy, hoppy aroma. Sweet, fruity taste. Quite sticky on the lips, almost distractingly so. Overall a very nice beer to sip on, but the sweetness/stickiness would prevent me from asking for another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
didierlewallon (245) - ponferrada, SPAIN - MAR 14, 2015
Es una cerveza de color rubia cobriza con una espuma blanca. El aroma es suave, dulce y afrutado, con toque de especias, de vainilla y de levadura. El sabor es afrutado con notas de levadura y de malta, el final de boca es seco y dulce con nota de lúpulo, termina con amargor ligero, cerveza refrescante, no parece una cerveza de navidad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DraftDodger (628) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2015
Copenhagen 13/11 2014. 75 cl bottle from FaktaQuick. Pours clear reddish brown with white head. Dissipates rather quickly. Spicy malty aroma tinged with alcohol. Medium carbonation. Intense sweet taste in the traditional yeasty Belgian style with a little sourness especially in the aftertaste. Good Belgian Christmas beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (6242) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2015
*Old rating, 33cl, best before 13/01/07. Smooth malty with hints of herbs, slightly malty, not too deep, easy to drink.

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