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RATINGS: 822   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Belgian Christmas ale aged in oak barrels.

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3.7
Lilja (3461) - 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 (4042) - 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.

4.6
SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Pours mahogany with a small beige head. Smells lightly tart, subtle spice and fruit. Taste is sour, light sweetness, Christmas holiday spice and dark fruits. Medium-bodied with a prickly texture and average mouth-carbonation, Jolly Pumpkin Noel de Calabaza finishes with a soft lingering tartness.

4.1
andrewje41 (4156) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2016
750 mL bottle poured at a tasting. Reddish brown color pour with an active fizz head. Dark fruit aroma, with oak and soft malt. Earthy I suppose. Flavor is juicy up front. Soft spice, oak, mixed berry and black cherry flavors that linger. Very nice beer. Enjoyed this.

4
Vignale (3962) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2015
Flaska från demolenbeershop, batch 897, 2011 vintage. Stor kropp med rejäl sötma men ännu större syrlighet som är fruktig men också lite träig. Körsbär, plommon, jordgubbar, russin, syrliga äpplen, apelsinskal men även lätt kryddig med lite nejlika och muskot. Bra balans och mycket fat och lite funk. Riktigt gott.

4
Tstamba (775) - Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Bomber to a snifter. Cola brown with fading tan head. Dark fruit and spice aromas... Cherry and raspberry tartness with a bit of funk... Merry Christmas 2015!!!

3.9
gopherfan99 (2000) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle; pours cola brown with a khaki head; aroma of dark fruits, caramel, and spices; taste is tart with dark fruits, some spice, caramel and yeast; finish is dry and tart with a touch of spice; nice beer

4.1
katrinaez (2175) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Tart Vinegar aroma with some yeast. Heavy haze red color. Tart cherries and raspberries up front, like the unripe ones that shouldn’t be picked. Sour and bitter Orange peel taste in the middle and ends on a begium bitter. Mouth is full bit easy to finish. Tap

3.9
thepatrickman (1452) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2015
On draft at York River Landing. Much more of a Belgian sour / lambic than a strong ale or a Christmas ale. Real craftsmanship, with balanced flavors from the malt and the yeast leading to a sour, tasty beer. Extremely good.

4
k0mpsa (3041) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2015
Tap at mikkeller bar, san francisco. Dark brown color, tanned head. Aroma has sour fruits, pretty much lambic, some chocolate notes. Taste is nice mix of sour lambic and chocolate notes.


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