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Brewed by Brouwerij De Ranke
Style: Belgian Ale
Dottignies, Belgium

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RATINGS: 892   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A fantastic Christmas beer, but one that defies the universal custom of a stronger, spicier beer for the holiday season. At 7% alcohol by volume, this one is relatively lighter in alcohol than the Guldenberg, and does not pack the hop punch of the XX. It combines some of the best elements of those other two beers – with a fine balance of malt and hops, complex character, a refreshing dryness, and a gorgeous cellar aroma – but is distinguished by its festive copper color. The 1999 Père Noël was a bit of a departure, with a very appealing yeasty tartness that was not readily discernible in earlier years.

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3.9
lello4ever (1290) - ITALY - FEB 21, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2018 Bottiglia Sept. 16 bevuta a febbraio 18. Bell'aspetto quasi tonaca di frate, schiuma biancastra fine che resta appena dopo qualche minuto. Al naso tante spezie. Al palato molto natalizia con malto di base e una buona amarezza finale. Tendenzialmente dolce con malto e caramello a dominare inizialmente, sopraggiunge secchezza. Speziata, si avverte quasi una nota di liquirizia alla fine, con discreta vena alcolica e un corpo abbastanza pieno. Carbonazione media.

2.9
The_Osprey (9943) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2018
Feb 2018 - 330ml bottle at home in Richmond as 'Père Noël', 7%, BB Aug 2022, brewed at De Ranke. Pours a dark amber, translucent and sparkling, dense foamy off-white head dies away leaving thick lacing. Aroma is talc, soap suds, little rust and pale leather. Body is rounded with soft carbonation. Taste is creamy, white pepper, leather, chalk, boozy, spicy. Old school Belgian spicy yeasty alcoholic vibes. OK but beer has moved on a lot. (5-4-5-3-12=2.9)

3.6
culchiem (4318) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 2, 2018
Bottle from Carrefour. Hazy amber with a medium head. Aroma of peppered yeast. Flavour is fruity, pepper, floral hop, grain, caramel dried fruit finish.

3
minutemat (6381) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2018
330ml bottle from Vanuxeem. Pours a deep, musty amber, medium off-white head. Aroma has some defined caramel sweet notes. Taste is similarly light and fruity, some caramel sweetness, drying close. Easy-going, sessionable, but not exactly a classic Christmas beer.

3.5
ALIBALI (2904) - Kiel, GERMANY - JAN 16, 2018
2016er Bottle. Ein grainy SpiceDunst massiert die Nüstern & grünbitter BSAsweety kitzelt es am Gaumen. Nerdy Barley Christmas Pale Ale😋.. 0,33l..

4
pilsnerrogge (3039) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2018
Bottled:
Pours muddy amber with a dense head. Floral hop aroma with notes of Belgian yeast. Fruity and floral hop flavor with notes of Belgian yeast and licorice. Big and long bitterness.

3.5
sjorsvdg (622) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2018
Lekkere tripel, die zich kan meten met grotere tripels van andere brouwerijen. Granig, gistig en zoetig met een kruidig aroma. Lekker, goudgeel en mooie schuimlaag.

3.6
beersandbass (34) - Saint-Amand-Montrond, FRANCE - JAN 3, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2018 À travers cette bière ambrée filtrée, non pasteurisée et de haute fermentation on peut déceler des arômes très fruitées, caramélisées et épicées avec des notes de cannelles, de réglisse et d'agrumes. Très bonne bière de noël très différentes du style 'traditionnel'. Très bonne surprise !

3.9
Emelie (258) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2017
Doft: malt, päron, citron, lite caramel, lite syrlig. Smak: malt, caramel, päron, citrus, lite alkohol,

3.4
Bacchus66 (1101) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2018 Tap, ADT. Hazy/cloudy golden orange with a frothy off white head. Lots of Belgian yeast and spice, banana, clove, dark fruit, some pepper on the spiced finish. Medium carbonation. Overall pretty good.


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