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


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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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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mR_fr0g (14024) - 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.

markextrae (4586) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, 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.

lello4ever (1243) - 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.

The_Osprey (9690) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2015
Bottle shared at Leighton’s. Picked up at Utobeer. 8.2%. Dark amber orange, red hue, still, clear, foamy tan head, light lacing. Aroma is toffee, tangerine, sweet yet earthy. Body is medium, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is medicinal, sweet toffee, mint, dry finish with some white pepper. Just OK.

Leighton (22814) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2015
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Daniel. Pours amber-gold with a frothy, off-white head. The nose has lightly doughy bread, faint spices, esters. Medium sweet flavor with more simple, sugary bread, light toffee, candi sugar. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish, faint metal, faint spices, toasted toffee, bread. So so.

Scopey (16266) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2015
Bottle thanks to Dirty Danny. It pours hazy deep mahogany brown with a decent beige head. The nose is earthy, bitter-sweet, spicy, rich bread, fruit cake, caramel and some earth. The taste is bitter, bready, wood, bitter - sweet, dried fruits, sugary candy, fruit cake, warming alcohol boost, stewed orange and some sticky sweetness with slick finish. Medium body, high carbonation and sticky mouth - feel. A bit sweet and foamy.

Theydon_Bois (21480) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2015
Bottle split at the Bespin cloud network, thanks to Danny, 15/12/15. Lightly hazed amber orange with a decent beige covering. Nose is dark fruits, toffee, dates, fruit loaf, light spice, candied sugars. Taste comprises sweet malt, candied fruit peel, faint spice, caramel. Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, sweet licks in the close and a boost for good measure. Ok for style.

olsvammel (7312) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2015
Sample at Örebro Öl & Whisky 2015. Fruity and spicy smell. Similar taste, some dried fruit and toasted sugar. Light body. Easy to drink.

Beerhunter111 (23265) - Beerland, GERMANY - OCT 17, 2015
Trübes sehr dunkel orange braunes Bier mit einer ordentlichen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch süß malzig, röstmalzig. Geschmack süß malzig rostig, Karamell, Vanille.

Gaultier (1904) - SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2015
@ Agards väg 29/5-15. Malty and fruity with notes of caramel. Body is medium, the finish is caramely.

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