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Brewed by Verhaeghe
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Vichte, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

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unknown

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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A light blond christmas beer.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SHIG (3851) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 9, 2007
Bottle: Poured a golden amber with frothy white head. The aroma was a sour fruity spice. The taste was a bitter grassy spice flavor.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2007
Golden with a frothy white head. Odd fruit and yeast aroma. Can’t quite identify the various elements. Perhaps apple. Taste is spicy and quite sweet. Some slight dryness. Frankly it doesn’t have much Yuletide spirit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11915) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 2, 2007
(25cl bottle, best by 12-4-07) Large and rocky off-white head atop a clear apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, coriander, orange, dusky/yeasty, some raisin. Some fusel shows up as the beer warms. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, herb, dusky, some berry, light alcohol. Watery medium body.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fin (8132) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2006
Bottle, had this as a Christmas present amongst many other bottles. Pours warm golden colour with a malty and yeasty aroma. Taste is unremarkable sweet, some spices but little else to speak of.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (37873) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2006
Bottle @ Kerstbierfestival 2006 in Essen, BE. Yellow color with a fair white head. Aroma is yeast, banana, apple, anise. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with notes of fruit and spices.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (12521) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2006
Bottle at Hörnan, Stockholm. Golden, white head. Diacetyl aroma, butter, toffee, cream, vanilla, grapes and some citrus. Toffee flavor, some diacetyl, some citric hops and spices.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2006
Vintage version. Yellow with orange note. Malty aroma with notes of butter, cellar, fruits and rubber. Fruity flavour with notes of butter, cellar, cardboard, malt and alcohol. Sweet with plum flavour finish.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hansen (7284) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2006
Medium yellow and clear colour. Creamy off-white head, mostly lasting. Aroma is light bread, caramel and lactic-acid. The lactic is not so good.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FrankJohansen (3605) - Sabro, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2006
Bottle. Golden colour with a nice white head and a good lacing. Weak aroma and taste of malts and hops. Boring christmas beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Augustijn55 (82) - Izegem, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2006
Lier, bottle. Amber-golden with minimal head. Sweet, rounded and medium body. Fruity flavour. Ok


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