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


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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
"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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beertobealive (540) - Courbevoie, FRANCE - JAN 3, 2017
Pours a beige to brown head with toasted bread, cinnamon and light caramel aromas. Dark brown colored body. Slightly over roasted malt in mouth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (4784) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2016
330ml bottle @ the in laws, Christmas Day, Eecke, France. Pours deep hazy brown, large tan head. Aroma is very light dark fruits, raisins. Taste is smooth with chewy dark fruits, some cassonade, light metallic finish. Not hugely flavoursome. Adequate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ysok02 (1206) - Mons, BELGIUM - DEC 17, 2016
Robe brune, fine mousse peu persistante. Nez typé sur des notes de malt chocolaté, de fruits mûrs, de levures, de céréales, assez complexe et harmonieux. Bouche à l’attaque élégante, sur le malt torréfié, fine bulle légèrement amère, belle finale chocolatée. Une belle bière de Noël.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nutjes (522) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2016
33cl-fles van bij Tabac&Co - Palais des bières te Dottenijs (in Famiflora). U: Donkerbruin met bruine schuimkraag. G: Geroosterde mout, drop, kruiden en wat mandarijn. Verrassende combinatie. S: Karamel, chocolade en kruidig. Mandarijn en wat ander tropisch fruit in de afdronk. Lekker maar mocht wel wat uitgesprokener. M: Medium carbonatie en licht sticky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Icedwarf (1392) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2016
Zwart bier met stevig schuim. Smaak is krachtig, bitter hoppig met iets van rook, karamel, bramen en bessen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (23312) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2015
15th December 2015
Bottleshare at Chez Smith. Thanks to Dan. Hazy amber beer, good cream colour head. Palate is airy and mildly dry, modest fine carbonation. Thin but sweetish malts, thin cream. Light caramel toffee. Mild and quite ripe fruits. Pinch of spice. Standard stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mortlach (2105) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 25, 2015
On tap @Mad for Beer (Rome). Pours deep brown/reddish with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruits, some chocolate notes. Flavour is medium sweet and malty, balanced with a good bitter end. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Decent Christmas beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (10328) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle shared at Leightons place, 14/12/15. Thanks to Daniel for this one. Light hazed amber orange coloured pour with a lasting thin cream head. Aroma is earthy nuts, mineral, raisin, hint of spice. Flavour is composed of semi sweet, toffee, nutty, red berry, toffee, Palate is semi sweet, moderate carbonation, cakey, low Belgian yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (4153) - Alingsås, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2015
bottle sample during xmas beer festival. poured a murky darker amber colour with a off head on top. Aroma of plums, caramel malts. raisins, light spice and alcohol heat. Taste is sweet, caramel malts, pears, yeast, and dark fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lello4ever (794) - ITALY - DEC 18, 2015
Si presenta di un ambra scuro tendente al marroncino, nettamente rossastro in controluce. bella schiuma poco persistente biancastra e frizzante ma compatta. Al naso ottima con note di caramello, spezie, frutta secca e dark fruits. Estremamente beverina, spiccato il dolce con un corpo medio e alcol per nulla in evidenza. Molto convincente come natalizia.

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