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RATINGS: 818   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Belgian Christmas ale aged in oak barrels.

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4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
37steel (186) - St. Charles, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2008
750ml bottle. Drank this with a standing rib roast for Christmas dinner and it was fantastic. Cloudy dark brown pour with a huge tan head (HUGE!). Sour, funky, oaky aroma. I dont know what a horse blanket tastes like, but this had a barnyard type quality to it. Very funky. Not much else going on it the flavor, very sour, but like I said, it went great with the roast.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Big thanks to Styles. Drank at room temp and what an awsome beer. Smell of cherries. Very balanced beer. Taste was of cherrries almost like a Flemish with a vinegary aftertaste. Nice malt and spiciness to it also. I thought this beer was almost perfect. WORD

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
keepersj12 (3081) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Christmas, New years, Fourth of July, I dont care. This is one damn good beer. Aroma of sweet fruit, bourbon. Dark amber with a big foamy head. Flavor is very complex. Vanilla, fruit, wood, bourbon. Very dry finish, somewhat sour feel..

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (7852) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy, ice tea body with off white carbonation. Slight tart aroma. Flavor is complex in a strange way - tart start, sweet syrupy finish, God in the aftertaste.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle. 25.4 oz. (Batch 333/334) Pours a deep, clean maroon-brown with a mountainous off-white head. Aroma of vanilla, citrus, caramel, hazelnut, toffee, roasted malts, and dry hops. Full bodied with a soft, sticky, tart mouthfeel. FInishes not with bang, but a warm whisper. Excellent seasonal Belgian strong from Jolly Pumpkin.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KYbrewgal (45) - Kentucky, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Bottle: Blend 1, 2009. Full fluffy white head, very effervescent. Aromas of caramel, toast, brett sourness. Deep amber color with a lingering rocky white head that laces on the glass as you drink it. Dark sour fruit layered with spices and a bit of oak. Long finish. An excellent holiday sipper.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Keil (171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2010
Smells barnyardy, funky and tart. Pours a dark brown. Taste is upfront kind of spicy with a very dry and tart finish. Very interesting flavor imparted by the oak. Really pleasant finish. Perfect beer for Christmas. Im in love with Jolly Pumpkin.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Embrouille (2843) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 3, 2011
Bottled 11-5-10. It pours a hazy nut brown beer with a tall, nicely remaining creamy light beige head. Brett, candy, sage, cinnamon and some chocolate notes showing up in the nose which is strong, complex and incredibly inviting. Creamy palate. Relatively strong carbonation. Peppery on the swallow. Complex. Medium to full bodied. Lemon peel sneaking in late. Lovely lacework. Some residual sugars in the finish which is mostly reminiscent of chocolate and sage. Once again, I have experienced a heavenly revelation. Fantastic. Underrated in my opinion.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Marthinus (276) - DENMARK - AUG 14, 2011
Reddishwith an off-white head. Complex in both aroma and taste. Spicy, oaky, with a sweet sour taste. Coffee. A very good beer!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (5259) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
**Cuve Mars 2009**: Beaucoup de funkyness en arme combin aux fruits trs mres comme les prunes, figues. Au got on retrouve le ct sr trs puissant mais trs bien modr en fin de bouche par le chne. Tous les bnfices du viellissement y sont.


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