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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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3.4
vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2014
(backlog) Bottle at a tasting at maxxdaddy’s, As Santa bee. Hazy brown pour with tan head. Spice, yeast, sweet malt, and other belgian tones.

3.3
mjs (7156) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2010
(Bottle, 0.33 l, as Santa-Bee at Oud Arsenaal) The beer poured dark brown and almost clear. Its head was medium sized, long lasting and lightly brown shaded white. Aroma had cloves, malts and yeast. Palate was medium bodied and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were clove, spices, hops, malts, yeast and bitterness. Aftertaste was dry and malty. Ok beer but bit too spicy and also boring.

3.7
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2005
a sim rate: (bottle from Bier Circus, Croydon) One of the best aromas I’ve smelt in a long time... mostly liquorice. Thick palate. Red wine and sweet honey taste. Beautiful hazel-red colour. Plum in the aftertaste. I always keep the very last bit as a honey shot right at the end. I poured it in and it looks like solid mud!! It’s almost not even liquid. Sediment would be a completely different rate on its own. Pure honey. Absolutely glorious!

3.4
larsniclas (7038) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2008
Bottled. Hazy amber. Small, off-white head. Roasted aroma from peat and some peanut-notes. Sweet and malty, a bit strange flavour. Peat, some tar and honey.

2.3
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2011
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo. Pretyy wierd shit, brown pour, really sour tart. Hard to figure if it was supposed to be like that?? Pretty much drain pour & i like sours

3.7
KnutAlbert (6754) - 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.

3.3
mike_77 (6590) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2011
Santa Bee: Aroma is very spicy and warming. A spice dominant flavour akin to a mulled wine. Quite smooth taste, low gas level. Good beer but a tad too spicy for me.

4.1
nuplastikk (6220) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2008
11.2oz Santa Bee bottle purchased in Belgium. Dark, thick, brown-amber color. Sweet with a honey-candi sugar finish. Mellow and drinkable and smooth for 8.5%. A very well-balanced Belgian Christmas Ale. I really have enjoyed all of this brewery’s honey beers, and this may be my favorite yet.

3.9
thedm (6147) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2004
The DM & Hotstuff’s European Honeymoon trip beer number 38. This bottled brew from the ’t Brugs Beertje pub in Brugge poured a medium sized head of fine to medium sized long lasting off-white colored bubbles that left behind a uncarbonated transparent dark brown colored body. It had a mild vinous aroma and a strong vinous malty palate that smoothened in the finish. Very good flavor. Goes down very easily.

1.8
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2005
Bottle. Mudy brown colour with a medium off-white head. Barnyard corny aroma and a fruity barnyard taste. Medium body and a light sweet finish.


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