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

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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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
NosirIwont (2591) - Husum, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2009
Bottle. Pours a murky red/brown with a stable beige/light brown head. Has a bit of lacing. Sweet, stingy fruity aroma on a slightly malty background. Feels a bit cloying. Spicy notes as it warms – honey? Faint notes of peppermint, but in a malty sort of way. Flavour is fruity and malty. Same finish with a lingering tartness, which becomes vinous as it warms. Not much else going on. Overall a bit cloying and feels a bit thin/watery sometimes. Otherwise decent. 04-02-09.

3.2
Beer5000 (6736) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2009
Bottled at Horsens Beerfestival. Dark red body with a medium beige head. Aroma of sweet malt, dry fruit and a bit spicy. Flavor is sweet malt, caramel, dry fruit, spices and some alcohol.

3.4
mike_77 (7096) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2009
Black with thin lacy head. Roasted, even burnt charcoal flavour which fades into tobacco and salty smoke.

3
bierkoning (13689) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown color. Malty, just a bit flowery aroma. Malty sweet spicy flavor with caramel and cardemom. laurel. Alcohol. Medium bodied. Decent in flavor and in balance.

3.3
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2008
at EBF. Opaque ruby brown, fizzy beige head. Dry, a bit vinous nose with herbs and some liquorice. Quite dry and slightly salty, liquorice like flavor. Herbal finish. Medium bodied, a bit hollow palate. Not quite as soothing as a noel beer should be.

3.5
beerbuzzmontreal (3486) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2008
Nice aroma of fruits, spices and malt. Deep, dark brown pour with a medium light brown head. Good flavor of fruits, spices and malt.

2.9
TBone (18227) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2008
(Bottled, EBF). Dark ruby color, small tan head. Light raisiny malty nose. Fruity plummy flavor, also some raisin soup. Some alcohol in the finish, light notes of woody hops. Plain XMas ale.

3
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - SEP 14, 2008
Rating #8from the european beer festival 2008. Dark black with a brown head. Some darkfruits in the aroma, though not alot. Roasted malts mixes with different dusty hop notes. Not as remarkable as i would have expected.

3.6
BoBoChamp (5878) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2008
33cl, from Geers Oostakker, complex dry Stout, balanced, cloudy, rocky head, very good X-Mas brew, but not a topper

3.2
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 3, 2008
Thx for a grand tasting, Chris_o :) Black beer, lasting head, notes of bruned malt, coffee, liquorice, chocolate, sweet, no aftertaste, little metalic, carbonated.


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