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

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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A light blond christmas beer.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (1952) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Golden honey color. Big white head that lasts and sticks to the sides in the form of decent lacing. A sugary, malt and fruity aroma. Sweet taste of bananas and malt. A bit of alcohol burn. Not bad.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bax (1048) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2011
(Bottle 27 /12 - 2011) medium fast fading white head, clear yellow color, thin body, light bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Swaroga (1108) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2011
33cl bottle. Golden and clear with small white head. Nose : dough, little chocolate and spices. Caramel malts with humid laundry yeast aromas. Sip : Watery with a bit oily texture. Sweet with fruity aromas and a little but rough ending with dryness. Nothing special but not bad beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
psilosophy (472) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - DEC 18, 2011
Bouteille de 25cl. Couleur blonde pale, limpide, mousse moyenne et de tenue moyenne. Très légèrement sucrée, elle développe une bonne amertume qui n’est pas sans rappeler une blonde de garde mais rien d’exceptionnel. Trouvée à Vanuxeem - Ploegstaert

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (9832) - DENMARK - DEC 15, 2011
Bottle. Clear golden with giant off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit and yeast. Flaovur is malt, fruit, medium sweet, hops, yeast, and a little bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MaartenRF10 (1459) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2011
Boring christmasbeer. Not distastefull, but nothing special. It’s clear, has some caramel and spices in it’s flavor. Not very sweet for a christmas beer. Won’t buy this again.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2011
Servert fra flaske på Den Tatoverede Enke, København 5 Nov 11. Gylden. Høyt kremaktig skum. Svakt syrlig aroma. Syrlig fruktig smak. OK.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
turbothy (1055) - Bonn, GERMANY - OCT 30, 2011
Pours clear gold with fairly large white head. Leaves quite a bit of muddled lacing on the glass. Malty aroma, full malty flavour with some bitterness and warmth. Pleasant, but not outstanding enough to justify selling it in a 25 cl bottle!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sebletitje (6326) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2011
bouteille 25cl, bb 03-2012. Dorée, col blanc épais. Arôme, malt et levure, légère épice et grains. En bouche, même profile qui reste assez banal, pointe de fruit, malt pale/cara qui ressort bien, le tout sur un fini levure avec une amertume moyenne pour un palais sec. Je m’attendais à qcq chose de plus Après avoir gouté la Barbe d’or, je vois ici dans cette bière exactement le même profile, sans plus avec ce côté malt qui reste agréable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (6388) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2011
I think I sampled this from bottle at Kerstbierfestival Essen (Belgium) 2010. Clear golden color, small white head. Smell malts and spices, not really nice. Tastes less spicy and more bitter. Nicely balanced, firm carbo and a medium to full body. Useful beer.


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