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


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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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A light blond christmas beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (7616) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle 330ml @My parent’s place
Pours clear golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, wheat, yeast, sugar and fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long fruit and dry finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gerardgathier (274) - - DEC 16, 2012
Only blond christmas beer... Better make it a good one then, fitting the season. Unfortunately this idea failed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShivanDragon (1590) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2012 licht geel/gouden kleur, witter kraag die vrij snel verdwenen is.
aroma van bloemen, parfum, kruiden en wijn.
smaak van peper, citrus, koriander en lichte wijn.
vrij lichte body met een te beperkte smaakevolutie van een kerst bier, afdronk droog
over het algemeen een vrij matig kerstbier

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (5297) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2012
Shared 25 cl bottle at the 25 ste Kempisch Bierfestival, Geel. Pours clear amber with a small white head. Aroma is sweet malty, yeast and dried fruits. Taste is moderate dry fruity, smooth mouthfeel, grainy malty sweetness. Well hidden alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6100) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2012
Bottle from BarleyWine. Clear gold, fluffy head, lively carbonation. Round, fruity flavour, the hops and yeast adding discreet spiciness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lowenbrau (1946) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 1, 2012
250ml bottle. Herbal and ester aromas. Pours dark golden, with some white vanishing head and lacing. Medium body and high carbonation.Crispy texture. Taste is mild dry, bitter, with some fruit hints. Alcohol noticeable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (4696) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 19, 2012
UPDATED: APR 26, 2012 16/IV/2012 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: 7/VI/13 (2012-383)

Clear golden beer, big creamy off-white head, pretty stable, adhesive. Aroma: bit sugary, grassy, quite some spices, sweet malts, some citrus. MF: lively carbon, a bit too much, light to medium body. Taste: quite some citric hops, bit sugary, sweet malts, herbal and grassy hops, pleasant bitter taste. Aftertaste: bit metallic, grassy hops, citrus, pretty bitter, alcohol, albeit pretty low (for a Belgian), still quite noticeable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3994) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2012
Bottle.Golden with a medium head. Slight sweetness lingers for a surprising amount of time. Pleasant but is it really a Christmas beer?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11030) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2012
Bottle at home in London. Pours bright gold with a frothy, white head. Has a rather lovely Belgian yeast aroma with some dough and candi sugar. Flavor isn’t quite as nice as the aroma. Light to medium sweet, some dry dough, yeast, some hay and very light grain. Light to medium bodied with lively carbonation. Sweet finish, light white sugar, straw, doughy bread. Could use a bit more dynamism. Overall decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brnandersen (1928) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
25 cl. bottle in to a trappist glass. Golden colour with a white head that fades to a thin cap. Sweet aroma with bread, fruits, raisin and a alcohol note. Light sweet taste with a medium body, but a bit thin considering the abv. and style. Thin texture with a lively carbonation. Medium length finish with a burn from the alcohol, a slight metallic note and sweet, exotic fruits. To much alcohol in this one.

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