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Brewed by Van Den Bossche
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
St. Lievens-Esse/Herzele, Belgium

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RATINGS: 363   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
De Kerstpater is diep donkerbruin met een streepje rood en heeft een beige schuim. Zoals bij de bruine Pater Lieven wordt ook hier de geur overheerst door chocolade met panachévulling, maar daar komt nog zoet bij van kandij en karamel en de warmte van alcohol. In de mond overheerst kandijzoet, maar een bitterheid zoals in zwarte chocolade of cacao verhinderen dat het zoet plakkerig wordt. De afdronk is lang, vooral het zoet blijft hangen.

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2.4
tricksta_p (4763) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle at home. Aroma is sweet malt, candy sugar, caramel, marzipan, candy, raisins, spicy notes. Flavour is quite sugary sweet with some bitterness in the finish. Body is medium. Good if you like übersweet beers I suppose, it’s just not for me.

3.4
TychoJames (1330) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2015
Flaska belgoklubben. Brun kulör med eldoranget sken. Söt och fruktig doft. Sockrade äpplen, sirap och jäst. Smak av mosiga äpplen i sockerlag. Viss bitterhet

3.1
themightylazza (108) - - DEC 23, 2015
Dark Christmas ale, aroma of marzipan, fruitcake. A sweet palate of berry fruit and a dryish fruity finish. Lacking the rich complexity of the best seasonal beers, and a little too sweet, not bad.

3.4
Desverger (11838) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2015
[email protected], Copenhagen (08/11/2015) - pours hazy reddish brown with a beige head. Sweet malty aroma and taste, brown sugar, caramel, dark dried fruits, yeasty, some spices, medium body, pretty decent overall.

3
DroolYeast (1525) - Odder, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2015
Tap @ basement beer bar, Aalborg. Aroma of dark dried fruits, vanilla. Clear dark red with off-white head, mostly diminishing. Moderate sweetness, watery, fruity, light bitterness. Full body, soapy texture, light carb., sweet fruity finish.

3.5
Bosbouw (2932) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2015
Donkere roodbruine kleur met een mooie volle kraag. Ruikt kruidig, mout, overrijp fruit. Smaakt zoetig, kruiden, caramel, basterd suiker.

3.4
LLaurin (493) - Motala, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2015
X-Maß closing up. This beer pours in Christmas colour Darm amber with red tones. Head small but firm and tanned. Taste is with bread spices and sweet hints of raisins and other dried fruit. Complex but a little short on the palate. From Belgoklubben. Will match nicely at the X-mast buffet.

3.7
vjohans (763) - SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2015
coffee, caramel, nuts, herbs, spruce, grass, resin, alcohol, vanilla, brown, hazy, white foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish, decent but with this ABV i expect more

3.3
The_Osprey (8211) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle share at Centrum Hotel, Beersel. 9% BB 2020. Very, very dark brown, red hue, small ring of off-white foam. Aroma is plums, raisin, some minty booze. Body is medium, tingly carbonation, smooth. Taste is raisin, earthy, sweet, resin, dry finish with some booze. Decent.

3.3
Alusmamuts (2007) - LATVIA - NOV 25, 2015
Dark brown with medium beige head. Bit sweet and herbal aroma. Sweet taste with some sourness and herbal notes. Slightly sweet aftertaste.


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