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


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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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Production stopped in 2008, resumed in 2011.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4704) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 10, 2013
375 ml bottle from The Beer Trappe. August 2013 bottling. Deep brown color. Big taste of toffee and caramelized sugar. Caramel. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11257) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2013
Tap at. Tatoverede enke very very dark brown smooth brown head. Belgian yeasts belgian nuts in the aroma slightly cellar and mouldy. Flavor is nutty roasted malty bitter dark dried fruits bitter spicy notes like tea and stinging nettle. Bitter herbs. Sweet malts balance and even far away from getting cloying. I think this beer will grow on you. Good Christmas beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
poech73 (273) - Braine, BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2013
Bière de Noël dans la tradition, la lourdeur en moins. Dégustation tout en subtilité, au nez déjà : caramel, malt fortement torréfié, houblon herbacé, légère pointe d’aigreur. En bouche, fortes saveurs de levure ( je bois le fond de la bouteille) de malt torréfié (un peu de brûlé), un pointe caramel, cardamone, coriandre. Finale amérisée avec des notes légèrement acides et fleuries sur une longueur moyenne. Bel équilibre entre les ingrédients. Je préfère cette version à la Zinnebir classique. Encore!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5601) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Draft at GBD in Washington. Poured a light hazy amber copper color with a large white head. Aroma was sweet toffee, some spices, earthy notes. Flavor was earthy hops, caramel sweetness is in there. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (11284) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2013
Bottled, 330ml at The Craven Arms, Birmingham. Dark brown with off white head. I thought that there was quite a harsh, fizzed flavour to this, metallic and tinny in character. The fruitiness emerges later but the palate had taken a bashing early on. Not sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StilleStorm (1038) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2013
DAA; Pours hazy cobber with medium lasting off-white head. Aroma is malty, caramell, fruity and yeasty. Flavour is much the same -adding alchole. Medium body, spritzy with a bity alchole, bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trappist1 (642) - Diest, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2013
Brown black, off white head. dried fruits, raisins, malt, ’rye bread’, some spices in the back. Taste is sweet but also dry, soft, even a creamy palate. very well balanced. This is a very drinkable, enjoyable winterbeer with only 7.8%, no alcohol bomb. Although nose is fine and agreable, there is still something I do not like but hard to define.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6885) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2013
(Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels, 25 Oct 2013) Dark amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with orange peel, apricots and rye bread. Malty, fruity taste with notes of dried fruit, raisins, orange peel and a gentle spicy bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. Tasty and warming winter beer. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiammanghilla (801) - 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

   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.

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