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RATINGS: 826   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Belgian Christmas ale aged in oak barrels.

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3.8
Scipio (1075) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Pours a very dark amber with a thinner, creamy looking, beige head that remains for a very long time. The aroma is heavily tart, with spices, cherry, yeast, apple, and minor notes of caramel and cinnamon. The taste is a balance between sour and malt. Cherry and apple tartness along with cinnamon stand out most. Underneath I find fig, spice, yeast, and some chocolate. Its pretty dry and has sour cherry aftertaste. Medium in body here, with a slick texture, and some fizzy carbonation. This is one of the better Christmas beers that I’ve found.

4.3
Porxu (18) - Sabadell, SPAIN - DEC 16, 2016
Dimarts #olutaste Nice colour between read and brown. Thin head dissapearing quite fast. Balsamic vinegar in both aroma and taste with that appearance of lambrusco that reminds my loved flemish red ales. Pronounced tartness end, and curiously salty.

4.2
xmunozsbd (109) - Sabadell, - DEC 14, 2016
Al club de cata del Olut (Sabadell). Impresionante toque de barrica en esta sour. Un vinagre muy agradable. El nombre (Calabaza) no tiene nada que ver con el contenido... ¡¡sí el Noel!! especias encantadoras

4.2
tightslice (1307) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 13, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2016 Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is balsamic vinegar, banana peppers, tart fruit, spiced fruit (maybe some cloves). Taste is tart fruit, balsamic vinegar...wood and red wine. Tannic dry and bitterish finish. This is basically a less sweet version of the Duchess mixed with a dry red wine. Good but hard to hold up against the Duchess.

3.7
GTAEgeek (2217) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2016
Bottle shared from Logan. 2011 vintage. Lively gusher. Pours cloudy, dark brown, with a giant, foamy, tan head. The aroma is toasted oak, balsamic vinegar, old leather, cloves, and molasses. Sweet and acerbic, with a mild tartness. Medium to heavy body, silky, a little thin, with lively carbonation. I’m not sure if this was supposed to be a sour, but it totally works as one. Lively, smooth, and complex.

3.9
Vighals (3977) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2016
Vintage 2014. Matt nøttebrun med høyt beige skum. Lukter surt, men føles rund. Mørke frukter, trevirke, vanilje og svisker. Fyldig. Sur smak, sure røde bær, lett sødme, vanilje, svisker, trevirke. Middels lang. (Schouskjelleren ølfestival 2016)

3.2
aleksander9 (1721) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2016
Deep red with white head. Funky, spicy and floral. Dry, fruity and acidic finish. Fresh!

3.8
luttonm (6264) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2016
At Seattle tasting. Malty brown, creamy off-white foam. Malty sour, sweet miso, soft milk chocolate. I say tootsie roll, but this time it isn’t an insult. Warm, fizzy, souring Belgian brown character. Bitter finish. Interesting.

3.7
Lilja (3159) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2016
Ölföreningen 2015. Flaska, batch 897, 2011 vintage. Smak och doft av röda vinbär, malt, trä, körsbär, plommon, jordgubbar med toner av apelsinskal, metall, russin, viss fatkaraktär. Fruktig, stor kropp och sötma, mycket syrlig.

3.6
weihenweizen (3823) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2016
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottled on 11/14/2014 poured into a tulip. Dark brown with medium brown highlights and big beige head. Aroma is dark fruit & oak, medium body, medium carbonation, and some lacing. Taste is tart, dark fruit (mostly raisin), some vinegar, and oak.


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