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Brewed by Boelens
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Belsele, Belgium

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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7375) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2014
Lasting huge beige head. Clear deep brown body. Vinous honey aroma with apple and spice notes. Dry-sweet spicy honey taste with apple notes. Mid-to-full body. Mildish mouthfeel. Dryish spicy honey aftertaste with buttery notes. Nice, vivid, drinkable. (0.33l bottle from the brewery.)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6740) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle from the brewery as Santa Bee. Dar. Candy sugar, nutmeg, the honey in this is not very prominent. Burned sugar, flowers, soot. Complex, highly enjoyable.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (1616) - BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2014
Bire de Nol de 8,5 % abv, ceci peut convenir pour la force, restent les saveurs Couleur brun roux, et roux en transparence. Un peu de levure en suspension, malgr une absence de dgagement gazeux au dcapsulage. Bulles moyennes partout, bien vives. Mousse beige moyen qui nappe bien. Armes de groseille rouge, melon, madre, pointe de myrtille et de grenade. 1re bouche souple avec des pices en tte, du malt torrfi, dans un ensemble plutt htroclite. Arrire-bouche plutt agrable mais pas trs dfinie. 2me trs oriente sur les fleurs/pices, sans vraie caractristique. 3me de mme style, mais le fondu est plus joli. Arrire-bouche plus longue, plus harmonieuse. La longueur commence sur des herbes des bois, du cerfeuil, un peu de fenouil, quelques amandes piles. Agrable, et surtout en progression sur les 1res bouches. Par la suite, on passe sur un aspect un peu vineux, avec des effluves de ft. La levure un peu terreuse, mais assez structure pour dvelopper cette bire. Lalcool est en progression lente et magnifique pour travailler la longueur dans tout son potentiel. La finale dveloppe bien le thme pices/vin. CONCLUSION: il est bien dommage que les 1res bouches aient tard se prciser, parce que cette bire avait un grand potentiel. Il sest rvl sur la longueur, cest dj trs bien... Une Christmas sympathique.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2014
[Bottle] Marketed as Santa Bee. 2010 vintage. Dark amber color with garnet colored highlights. About a half inch of dense cream colored head. Aroma of bubblegum, sherry, honey and grass is kind of all over the place. Includes strawberry, licorice, yeasty phenols, fig and spice in the taste. Carbonation levels reminiscent of tonic water. Full bodied and borderline syrupy. Tasting notes from 12/2011.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maarten1993 (1008) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2013
Dark beer. Smells neutral. The advertised amount of caramel and sweetness is not detectable. Tastes like herbs, spices. Some honey, wooden smell. Okay.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zaf (308) - ITALY - DEC 15, 2013
signori superbirra! ricordo la mia ultima visita al birrificio boelens..agricolo,rustico,utilizzo di materie prime visibilmente naturali,alla mano e semplice..in questa birra si pu trovare tutto ci..pur non rientrando a mio parere tra le birre artigianali natalizie,la birra una bomba! aromi agrumosi molto molto decisi (pompelmo in primis) derivanti da spezie e piante particolari sicuramente (ricordo roba verde che veniva lanciata nei fermentatori :D) e non da luppolo..gusto maltato ma come nellaroma,dominato da spezie davvero gradevolissime che la rendono amara ma non come il luppolo..un qualcosa che svanisce dopo la sorsata e invoglia la gola a ricevere dellaltro! gasata al punto giusto,corpo medio,finale secco..davvero unottima birra "natalizia"!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (14656) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2013
Sampled @ Kerstbierfestival Essen 2013. Clear reddish color, small beige head. Smell and taste malts, lightly herbs or spices, slightly liquor or wood somehow. Quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (6858) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2013
pours dark clear brown small white head fresh, chcolaty bitter in the smell rqther high carbo shqrp bitterness in the tqste . chocolqty, mqlty bqck . some honey , actualy pretty summery feeling from the refreshing and light -kinda feeling . almost even get mint in this ... good

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Geiserich (4255) - Linz, AUSTRIA - DEC 3, 2013
Bottle: Aroma of geuze, cider, fruits. Flavor is also at the sourly side with green aplle notes, maltiness, roastiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (10879) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle as Santa Bee @ Studenterbaren, rhus. Pours slightly hazy amber with a white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, candy sugar, caramel, little fruit. Flavor is malty, caramel, yeast, dark fruits, light sourness, little spice. Medium body, lively carbonation. 161113


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