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


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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   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 14/20
tandembrauer (1000) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2015
At Cardinal Den Store Juleøl Testen 2014. Pours clear golden. Aroma of malt and white wine. Taste sweet, sour and bitter; with Belgian yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tfredvik (1611) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2014
Crystal clear dark golden to amber body with a large, off-white, very long-lived head that laces the glass well. Moderate aroma of Belgian yeast, hay and faint fruits including apples. Moderate flavour of Belgian yeast, light candi sugar and fruitiness (apple and banana), with a light spicy and alcoholic background. Moderate sweet and moderate bitter taste. Mid-bodied, smooth texture, moderate carbonation. A good one, but too faint aroma and flavour to be among the very best of Belgian strong ales.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 1 year before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (5636) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
33cl bottle: BBD 30 Jan 16, poured into a Westmalle chalice at home on 26 Dec 14. Nice clear and bright body, golden and clean, on top a white blanket that soon became a sheet and then a wisp and collar within a minute of pouring. Sweet, light malty nose, mild spice hints maybe. The taste more fruity than the aroma suggests, again on the malty sweet side and with traces of spices. Not as deep flavoured as I had hoped, not a lot of Christmas type notes to get me excited, OK, but just not Christmassy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Inbreak (3840) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2014
23.12.2014, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Small mediumlasting head, very light color. Aroma is slightly grainy, cereal, light malts, weeds, hay, dried grain, hints of nuts. Taste is harsh, cereal, yeast, hay, weeds, harsh grass, light malts, minerals, nuts. Medium bitterness, slightly harsh mouthfeel, high carbonation. Boring, and nothing Christmasy at all...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (8668) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2014
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear gold, thin white head, gentle carbonation. Aromas of light lemon, struck match, light bready malt. Taste brings a light spice note, lager-y. Crisp finish. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4895) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Clear, slightly tinged gold. 11.2 oz longneck, lazy label that looks like a cheap gift wrap. Sweet, honeyish Belgian pale malt aroma. Nicely hopped, a little lagery, a bit tinny, a bit of a spiciness that reminded me of ginger. Medium body, a sandy carbonation, yeasty aftertaste. ABC Liquors, Betton.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (4521) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2014
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Stovner. Cake a golden color, good foam. Medium aroma intensity, good distinct yeast influence combined with floral,aromas are the most distinct. also fruitiness and light citrus. Medium body & complexity. Some bitterness, well balanced. Enjoyable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JulienHuxley (5417) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle at home from Willems. Clear gold pour with creamy white head. Aroma is fruity and boozy, candied fruits, pineapple, banana, peach, boozy. Taste is sweet, grainy, fruity and boozy, a bit cloying actually. Nothing light about this beer but the color, pretty cloying sweet mess. Heavy palate, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (9172) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle @ Home. Heavy gusher that pours light golden with a huge white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, sugar, light spice, fruit. Flavor is malty, yeast, white sugar, little bitter, fruit, some alcohol. Medium body, highly overcarbonated. 150714

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (13945) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 8, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein leicht trübes orangegoldenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig fruchtig, blumig, würzig. Geschmack stark malzig, fruchtig, Gewürze, blumig.

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