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Brewed by Brasserie de Cazeau
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Templeuve, Belgium

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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Roundness to be enjoyed by the side of an open fire! We wanted to create a more palateful, stronger beer, but without spices, unlike the majority of Christmas beers. The work therefore first of all focused on the selection of the barley malts. We needed a mixture of five different barley malts for obtaining the dark ruby colour and the body that we wanted. Then, we wanted hops that were not too strong, in order to contribute to that typical roundness of winter beers. This is why we have mainly opted for the Slovenian Styrian Golding, not very bitter, but used in great quantity and combined with a little Cascade, for a very fine hopping."

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3.5
culchiem (4289) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2018
Bottle from Carrefour. Caramel brown with a cream head. Aroma of toffee malt. Flavour is chocolate malt, sugar fruit, warm spice, dry caramel finish.

3.4
DruncanVeasey (8585) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2018
Foiled 2010 vintage picked up at Dranken Geers, October 2010, consumed NYE 2016. Cola brown foaming with beige. Big spicy banana ester, mauby, sorrel, clove and bubblegum aroma. Spritzy clove, heavy yeast, overripe plum and banana with a sprinkle of well-done toast and shave of chocolate. Busy. Too carbonated. And anticlimactic. But generally pleasant.

3.7
julesxxl (510) - Cholet, FRANCE - JAN 9, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2018 (terre d’ombre, nez cacao & torréfié, first creamy, but fin trop moussue, cacao, rétro lait-amer-café, latst métal, noël space)

3.7
psilosophy (831) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - JAN 2, 2018
Bouteille de 33cl. Couleur marron foncé, mousse correcte de tenue moyenne. Arômes maltés, cassonade, notes de café en fin de bouche, pas mal équilibrée. Carbonnation moyenne, légèrement crêmeuse. Trouvée à Cash Flandres Artois.

3.4
Rugamu (200) - SPAIN - DEC 25, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2017 Cerveza navide?a con poco aroma y poca espuma. Luego en boca entra muy f?cil con un poco de falta de cuerpo pero sabores dulces y c?tricos. Repetir?a sin problemas. Edito para bajar la nota. Sin maridaje tiene un amargor extra�o que baja un poco, puede que no repita.

3.8
simontomlinson (714) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2017
Frothy amber head left a good cover on a jet black still body. Malty, dark sugar & dark berry aroma. Medium to full body, thick, creamy & smooth on the palate with nice clean finish. Dark chocolate, malt, burnt sugar, berries & very fruity finish.

4.4
oblaten (55) - SPAIN - DEC 17, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2017 Belga de abadia de navidad artesanal pasteurizada. poca espuma blanca. color marron muy oscuro. aroma agradable. sabor dulce. chocolate, ciruelas pasas, cafe. mucho cuerpo. retrogusto suave estupendo. creo que sea la mejor cerveza de esta marca. muy buena.

3.5
labeerinthum (1237) - Milano, ITALY - DEC 1, 2017
Bottiglia. Il gusto al naso va su liquirizia, orzo tostato e caffè. L'intensità olfattiva è elevata e la continuità olfattiva è apprezzabile. Il cappello di schiuma color ocra ha una discreta resistenza, è cremosa e persistente. La grandezza delle bollicine è a grana è media. La carbonazione è abbondante. Al piano sottostante la carbonazione è persistente ed insistita. Il colore è scuro impenetrabile. Il corpo è strutturato. L'amaro è medio. L'intensità gustativa è elevata. La costanza gustativa è buona. Il gusto è piacevole per una birra parecchio gassata. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono luppolate. Il finale è di gusto. Il retrogusto è intenso. L'aroma in bocca riporta sentori di caffè, liquirizia, nocciole tostate, frutta secca, pino e alcol presente.

3
Michael27 (2439) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 25, 2017
Frisch vom Hahn auf der Vini Birre Ribelli in BXL getrunken. Dunkles, trübes Rotbraun im Glas. Nase ist leicht malzig. Guter Körper, der den wärmenden Alkohol verbirgt.

4
poech73 (508) - Braine, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2017
Gift from FDS Fred Boissons (Nivelles) -- Bière brune de Noël >> Bière de Noël dans la tradition exécutée de main de maître. Son nez levuré finement cacaoté exhale des senteurs de fruits confits et de caramel. Attaque douce et ronde torréfié sur des notes chocolaté,légèrement surette. Milieu de bouche super bien équilibrée, biscuité au caramel, à la place qu'on attend de lui: en support d'un beau maltage torréfié. Finale bien nette: légèrement poudreuse mais grasse avec une amertume moyenne discrète mais minérale.


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