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

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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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Production stopped in 2008, resumed in 2011.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiammanghilla (637) - Genova, ITALY - NOV 10, 2013
Bottiglia 33cl, comprata da birraland è bevuta a casa. Ambrata scura con schiuma pannosa beige chiaro persistente. Dolciastra ma piuttosto amaricata, ibrido non troppo riuscito a mio parere. Corpo piuttosto leggero, acquoso, malto e lievito con finale amaro ma breve. Non memorabile ma comunque godibile ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hobsch (505) - Cologne, GERMANY - NOV 9, 2013
From tap at moeder lambic fontainas. Pours hazy copper to brown with firm white head. Aroma is yeast, spicy, malt, slightly sour. Taste is medium sweet, slightly sour, medium bitter, alcohol spiceness. For a Xmas beer quite bitter which makes it rather unique. Full bodied and quite heavy.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BigBodyBenz (45) - Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Real bready, bitter style Ale with a slight sweetness. I thought of this to be a bit on the more earthy side of things with huge bitterness throughout, some spice and a little barnyard funk.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2341) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2013
Usually, these Christmas beers are way too sweet. But this one has a nice dry bitterness to balance all the sugars. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6643) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 20, 2013
2012 Bottle from ABS Drinks. Dark brown with orange and a fine, low head. Spicy chocolate nose, cinnamon? Speculoos, biscuit, caramel. Rich, cake-like. Earthy, dry flavor, chocolate and spice, Chirstmas feeling but not so sweet, figs, plums. Dry, bitter finish. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (5857) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 19, 2013
Bottled 330ml. -Vintage 2012. Dark brown coloured, small to medium sized off-white head, caramel and touch of spices in the nose. Sweet malty, fruity and dried fruits with notes of spices. Dry bitter finish, alcohol well hidden. Let’s say all in all pretty average.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (4030) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 10, 2013
2012. Dark amber-brown body with a lasting off white head. Fruity notes, orange in the aroma, dusty, sweet and lovely. Sweet taste with a very tiny touch of tartness, berries, well, more jammy really, sweetish, slightly bitter, mild, subdued, and nice. Though, honesty, too toned down in flavor to be fully effective. Bitter finish. Close to a great beer, but not there.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Imaena (1868) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle. The nose is malt, dark bread and butterscotch. The pour is a deep mahogany brown. The taste is candy sugar and roasted malt. A nice medium palette with mild carbonation. A great spicy belgian well worth trying.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
EddyBeer1 (920) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2013 Brune très foncée, effervescence moyenne, col fin persistant. malts caramel bien présents, amertume légèrement réglissée, notes fruitées (raisins, cerises), un peu rôtie, assez sèche.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (4022) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2013
(bottle) pours a very dark ruby-brown colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of roasted malts, sawdust, cherries and peppermint, with a hint of herbal hops. flavour is light dark fruit, caramel and bread dough, with some roasted malts, milk chocolate and a herbal-hoppy finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.


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