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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A light blond christmas beer.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (3366) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2015
bottle sample during xmas beer festival. poured a murky dark golden amber colour with a white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, citrus, belgian yeast, sugar, light spice notice, red fruits. slight bitter aftertaste. ok beer

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
djoeye (3170) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2015
Look; huge off white head, clear golden body. Aroma; pale malts, yeast, apple cream, dusty floral hops. Taste; soft hops, fruity caramel, syrup, grains - leading to a barley dusty finish. Palate; ok. Overall; itís an ale, but xmas?? [33cl btl abv7.2%, BB.3.12.2016, B@Vinmonopolet]

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JefVerstraete (2772) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - DEC 8, 2015
Draft @ Trollenkelder, Gent. Clear blond colour, white foam. Yeasty with notes of citrus and spices. Dry, bit tart. Bitter and grassy. Ok.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
dkolecar (5) - - DEC 5, 2015 does not count
Not what I combine with a Christmas beer. The taste disappears after a short time. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ej (1214) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear golden with a medium dense top. Fruity aroma with a noble hop grassy/floral touch. Light sweet taste with more fruity / yeastyness. Hints of cereal. Body is medium and co2 is lively.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13742) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
Bottle from a multi-pack with a glass at The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours gold with a white head. Aroma is fruity and herbal - yet making me think of seafood. Med + body. Flavor is herbal, yeast, lightly metallic. Sort of crisp. If one appreciates the ales on the shoulders of the bell curve, this is it! Itís rather dry, somewhat hoppy, and fitting my taste range.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Icedwarf (1160) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2015
Donker geel bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is zoet en krachtig, vanille, peer en kaneel. Niet het standaard kerst bier maar toch best goed. Smaak blijft redelijk lang hangen.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer5000 (5778) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2015
330 ml bottle. Clear golden body with a big, fluffy white head. Aroma is grainy with a hint of spices, caramel, yeast and esters. Flavor is rather sweet, pale malt, spicy yeast, fruity in general and alcohol. OK body with a medium aftertaste thatís sweet and alcoholic. I have had this beer a few times now and it has not impressed me much previous. For some reason I found it quite pleasant this time, nothing extraordinary really, but both tasty and refreshing in a sweet way. Forget about the Christmas thing, itís closer to think of it as a Trippel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bricktop86 (752) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Pours clear gold with a white head. Aroma of banana, spice and vanilla. Taste follows nose

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (4262) - BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2015
Classic blonde Christmas beer with peach blonde colour and snow white, fluffy head. Malt sweet aroma with agreeable spicy notes, peachy fruitiness, white candi sugar, honey, grassy hops; fruity taste, malt sweet, a bit yeasty and bready with nice spiciness and herbally hoppy finish with some warming alcohol. Well-balanced and a welcome deviation from the Scotch-style Christmas ales, I liked this.


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