Brewed by Brasserie de la Senne
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Brussels, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Production stopped in 2008, resumed in 2011.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lore (2205) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 24, 2015
hazy brown colour, medium sized, creamy beige-ish head; aroma of orange zest, biscuit notes, some toast, hints of apple and minimal alcohol; bittersweet taste with orange zest, pear notes, toast, hints of dark chocolate and alcohol; correct

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vickey9 (999) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2015
Extremely bitter. Excellent brew from de la Senne. Surprising with a simple straight palate. B@H

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mikkellund42 (772) - DENMARK - DEC 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours opaque coffee black with larger light brown head. Aroma is malt, caramel, prunes, (warm) elderberry juice, iron and hints of licorice root. Taste is light to medium sweet, light to medium bitter and light acidic. Body is oily with lively carbonation. Finish is a bit short and mostly sweet with notes of malt, caramel, syrup, prunes, cinnamon, black currant jam and apricot. Not very Christmasy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (4063) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2015
Bottle at home. Reddish brown witg big creamy off white head. Cognac, dried apple, berries, spices with cinnamon, cloves, cardamom. Light marzipan and more dried and cooked fruits. Medium sweet with herbal bitter finish and quite some alcohol. Medium bodied with slight prickly carbonation and a bit of a boozy feel. Nice beer, though maybe a bit too boozy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kapusil (1200) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 28, 2015
0.33l bottle. Deep amber body, light beige head. Aroma of caramel, bread, toast and orange zest. Taste of orange zest, chocolate, floral hops and toast. OK beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (8081) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 15, 2015
33 cl bottle vintage 2014 @ home
Aroma is fruity and spicy with some yeasty notes. Flavour has spicy tones, apricot, yeasty tones, semi-ripe fruits and some funkiness. Nice, just the right amount of spices here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (10441) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2015
Bottle @ Home. Pours hazy dark brown with a creamy light brown head. Aroma of sweet malt, yeast, caramel, candy sugar, light spice, little dusty, riasin. Flavor is light sweet, malt, caramel, candy sugar, light wood, light spice, little bitter, some fruit notes, alcohol. Medium body, average carbonation, warming alcoholic finish. 111115

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vincentvega72 (427) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2015 Roodbruin troebel bier. Mooie plakkerige schuimkraag. Beetje grassige smaak, heel zacht met een hoppig bittertje op het eind. Niet cht een typisch kerstbier maar zoals wel meer bij de la senne een bier met een twist (maar wel een lekkere twist)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (5451) - Leuven, BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2015
Brown body, very stable head. Delicate yet wintery aromas with dark bready malts, light spice (clove), bit woody. Solidly hopped too /for the style) as expected from this brewer. Great stuff. Very balanced taste too, rich sipping at moderate abv. Certainly not too sweet. (33cl bottle from QV.ID)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjik83 (1350) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2015
33cl flesje bij Rose Red, Brugge Alcoholpercentage van 7,8% Uitgeschonken in origineel Brasserie de la Senne glas Uiterlijk: hazelnootkleurig met redelijke schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: zoetig, rijp fruit, bittertje, donker fruit, nootachtig Conclusie: lekkere kerstbiertje, niet erg sterk ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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