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

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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (11217) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2012
Clear amber with a huge and lasting white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity, yeasty and spicy. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 150112

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClubGonzo (4028) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2012
Bottle from Ølbutikken, Copenhagen. Clear golden body, huge foamy white head. Very mild aroma of grains, pale malts and hints of white sugar. Taste is fusel alcohol, pale malts, sugar and hints of booze, dry hops and metal. Despite all this, it retains a high degree of drinkability, as the body is rather light (near watery) which actually helps this brew. But all in all, it’s not really that good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20807) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2012
Draught at Den Tatoverede Enke. Clear golden coloured with a lasting white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of bread and spies. Sweet and fruity flavour of bread, caramel and dried fruits. Sweet and fruity finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2250) - 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 (1142) - 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 (1347) - 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 (491) - 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 (11132) - 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 (1597) - 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 (4210) - 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.


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