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


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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
A light blond christmas beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2007
Bottle from beers of europe. Aroma is sweet pale malts and candy sugar, peppery more than spicey. Taste is a similar bag of banter, good carbonation, very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10416) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2007
Hazy golden with medium off white head. Spicy aroma with notes of yeast and toffee. Yeasty flavor coriander, toffee and fruits. Not your typical belgian christmas beer, but descent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (40140) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2007
25 cL bottle, Kerstbierfestival 2007 in Essen/Belgium as #78 Noël/Christmas/Weihnacht. Pours clear and golden yellow with a lacing white head. Slight mouldy aroma. Flavour is sweet malty with a little metallic edge. Ends with a mellow yeasty and mild mouldy note. Nice but close to mediocre.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeinDahlem (1448) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 8, 2007
Leave it to a brewery known for its old browns to mark the holidays with a freshly hoppy blonde. My 25 cL pours old gold with a receding lacy head. Somewhat faint aroma is sweetish, caramel-malty. Flavor has a refreshing, earthy bitterness (for a Belgian) and light sweetness. Nice balance. Average carbonation is tight and leans toward lively. Maybe not special, but not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BartC (727) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - SEP 24, 2007
Gold with a small white head. Herbal but also sweet aroma. Balanced flavor: a bit sweet and spicy with a bitter and alcoholic end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9757) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2007
Bottle. Golden brown with a small head. Aromas are spices and pepper with tea. Pear and caramel with dry, earthy notes. Flavours are grain with dry pear. Soap and herbal notes. Poorer than expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wim (3636) - Weelde, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2010 gold blond with carbonation body and a small white head a spicy yeasty herby aroma a spicy yeasty hoppy fruity taste with a yeasty bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2007
Light Golden blond coloured beer with average carbonation and a small white head. Herby, slight buttery touch malty aroma. Full palate. Finish is bitter, little alcoholic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - JUN 5, 2007
25cl bottle: Clear sunburst gold beer sporting a tall, thick, creamy head that is just slightly off-white. Aromas of malt, hops, honey, and pears runs up your nostrils pulling a floral spice, a little bubblegum, and a slight citrus with it.. or is that citrus actually sour twang? Medium-light body. Appropriately dry. Hop bitternes that blends into malt flavor quite nicely but somehow ends up stinging the back of your throat. Pale malt and a yeasty spice lay on your tongue as the hops, and something else, tickle your tonsils. A starfruit tartness, or even sourness, then works its way up your tongue and splits into metallic and honey flavors. The metallic taste grows as you drink the glass down. It is not necessarily a bad metallicness but perhaps out of place? Definitely not bad, but I feel that Verhaeghe doesn’t exactly know what they want from this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7765) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2007
(Draught at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London 26 Apr 2007) Golden yellow colour with frothy white head. Fruity, slightly acidic/lactic nose with notes of orange and mango. Malty, slightly tart taste with tropical fruit , pineapple, apricots and spicy hops in the finish. Rather smooth despite the high abv. Not really overwhelming, but ok.

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