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RATINGS: 823   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Belgian Christmas ale aged in oak barrels.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (4810) - Göteborg, - DEC 22, 2012
750 ml bottle bought @ Bierkompass.de. Pours hazy brown with a huge frothy nougat head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of sticky lacing and trace on the glass. Smell is fruity, malty and funky with toasted malts, dark and white grapes, dry wood, hay, barnyard, dry soil, lemon juice, lemon zest, cereal, Chardonnay wine, cloves, sourdough bread and tamarind. Taste is dry, sour, fruity and funky witch crackers, toasted malts, dark grapes, unripe plums, dry wood, hay, barnyard, lemon juice, lemon zest, dried apricots, tamarind, unripe pineapple, cloves and Chardonnay wine. Mouthfeel is dry, fruity tart, smooth and medium bodied. Finish is sour and tart with grapes, dry wood, toasted malts, barnyard, lemon juice, white wine, cloves, plums and tamarind. Great stuff embracing you into a tart funky jolly Christmas spirit.


3.9
drpimento (3734) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2017
Stumbled across this beer that I didn't know I had a sticker on the back says bottled on Halloween 2012. Aroma is tart, dark ripe fruits a little malt. Average appearance.. flavor is a like aroma a little more interesting and complex hints of cocoa and Oak. Body is a touch thin. Very good finish and fairly easy drinking for a sour beer.

3.6
Desverger (12574) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2017
[email protected] May 2017, Copenhagen - amber coloured pour with beige head. Medium sweet malty toasty, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, cocoa, dried fruity and nutty, wooden accents, spices into the close.

3.6
thorongil2 (3362) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2017
(Tap) clear, bright orange colour with a small beige head; aroma of sourness, wet wood; balanced flavour with a long light sour with a touch of bitter finish

3.6
Borup (15157) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2017
Sample from a bottle. dark amber coloured beer with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of malt, dried fruit, yeast, oak, spice and chocolate.

3.5
kapusta (116) - Browns Summit, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2017
750ml bottle gushed as I cracked the cap. Very dark brown with a dense and rocky head. Aroma is sour, winey-oaky, yeasty spicy and dark fermented fruits. Taste is oaky, sweet/sour, tobacco, wine, sour cherries. Smooth and easy drinking, no lingering aftertaste. Very interesting beer

3.6
DSG (15119) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 29, 2017
[5/13/17] Draught at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017. Red session. Hazy amber-brown. Caramel, fruitiness, spiciness, funk, sour-sweetish, medium-bodied.

3.4
jookos (6968) - FINLAND - MAY 26, 2017
Mbcc red. Dark amber brown clear. Light chocolately, cedary nose, leathery. Med light bodied, some sweetness, dryish finish. Interesting.

3.7
kryon (3805) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2017
Pours brown with low tanned head Aromas of phenols, brown sugar, spices, Taste has malty notes of phenols, dried fruits, brown sugar,

3.9
Alusmamuts (2097) - LATVIA - APR 18, 2017
Light amber with small white head. Nice citrus aroma. Sour citrus taste mixed with moderate fruity sweetness and followed by mild bitterness.

3.7
tmoreau (4593) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2017
Shared 750 ml. bottle poured to snifters displaying a hazed amber color, with a presentable layer of off white/light tan foam, and dots & dashes of lacing. The nose was subtle funk, tartness, slight oak, spice, fruitiness as cherry, berries, and plum, with a touch of vinous nature. The taste was similar notes, medium bodied, continuing tartness, warmth, and some earthy & rind-like bitterness. Nice sip & savor brew.


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