Brewed by Les Brasseurs du Temps
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Gatineau, Canada


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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Following the trail of strong Belgium Christmas beer, this one is very similar to a five spice cake only liquid form. Seven delightful spices blend themselves to the alcohol and sugar, enabling a warming and joyful feeling for the festive season. Strong liquorice, orange and grape flavours create an explosion of creamy foam.. The lasting mouth feel is one of comforting alcohol, liquorice and orange.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lesifflebiere (1817) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
Col de mousse brune sur une bire rouge presque opaque, qui semble mi-paisse. pice (cannelle, muscade, cardamone) en nez, avec un indice de sucre qui semble haut mais raisonnable. En bouche, bien veloute, sucre dorge et pices diverses parsment le paysage. On croit dtecter un peu de menthe et de rglisse en finale. Amertume prsente en finale, mais discrte. Une excellente offrande de BDT, totalement dans le style, juste assez costaude et fonceuse pour atteindre son but.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (8638) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2013
This beer tastes a little like Jagermeister on first sip. Not sure what herbs they use in that, but they are here as well. Pours cloudy dark maroon. Certainly has clove in aroma, with some booze and nutmeg or some other such spice. Sharp on first sip but gets betters as your taste buds adapt. Finishes with light sweetness and a hint of peppermint. Soft carbonation. Tap at brewpub.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cargo150 (1289) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
Bire brune avec un col moyennement mousseux. Nez trs pic de cannelle,muscade,anis,clou de girofle. En bouche cest un dlicieux mlange de ces pices mlang avec une fine pointe de fruits rouge avec une finale lgrement amre. Une bonne bire a dguster tranquillement.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BiereLuc (1275) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2013
(bouteille 750ml, 2 ans dge) - Bire brune, trouble, aux reflets cuivrs, avec un pais col de mousse qui persiste. Le nez est pic (anis, cannelle, muscade?...) et fruit (agrumes, petits fruits rouges...). En bouche, les pices mnent le bal, relevs par lalcool qui saffiche davantage que dans mes apprhensions par rapport un produit vieilli. Le fond est caramlis; un peu de mlasse au palais. En deux mots : intense et goteux.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
GarnotingPete (777) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
Brasseurs du temps prend contrle des lignes du Brouhaha 2013. Bire couleur de noisette, opaque et coiffe dun col velout laissant au verre une large dentelle. Des armes trs intenses danis, de badiane et de caf. Trs amre avec quelques sucres rsiduels. Elle est liquoreuse, de corps robuste et se termine sur de longs armes extrmes et une forte amertume.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VincentDamon (498) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2013 Bire de couleur brun chocolat, avec une mousse blanche gnreuse. Bouquet danis, de petits fruits rouges confits, dpices. Au nez, cest demble trs complexe et invitant. En bouche, le got de pain dpices explose. Trs singulier. Des notes danis sont prsente. Je naime pas du tout lanis et cela explique sans doute quaprs un verre bien rempli, je commeais en avoir assez. Si vous tes comme moi et que lanis, le got de la rglisse noire vous dplait, cette bire ne sera certainement pas un coup de foudre. Mais cest quand mme un produit intressant : anis, orange, fruits, raisins, se marient et donnent un got explosif ; dcidment pour des buveurs de bires avertis! Jai apprci, mais je ne croirais pas racheter. Pour les raisons susmentionnes... Je resterai sur cette impression unique dune bire trs singulire... Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dandeman (953) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 28, 2013
Aroma: A real spice cake with anise, crystallized fruits, licorice, pepper, jelly beans, cherries. A powerful and complex nose. Appearance: Brown with copper glints, head is average size, rocky and mostly lasting. Sticks well with a nice lacing. Taste: Liquid Christmas fruit cake with spices all over and a slightly roasted and peppery finish. Again we can find anise, black licorice, crystallized fruits and maraschino cherries. Alcohol is present and well felt giving a full wrapping of flavors. Body is thin and texture too watery; missing a bit of body here. A very sweet beer. May be a bit too much?

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 17, 2013
750ml bottle courtesy of Guillaume! Cheers! Served in a chalice. Appearance: Opaque brown, tiny beige head that dissipated very quickly. Aroma: Like an amazing gingerbread cookie. Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, licorice. Smells exactly like the Scandinavian Christmas beers that I love, but even more well balanced. Palate: Thick bodied, fairly fizzy, short finish. Taste: very savoury. Not as sweet as expected, but still a bit sweet. The short finish makes the beer quickly drinkable. Really really really nice. Better than any other North American winter beer Ive had by a mile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fred182 (305) - valleyfield, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
Bouteille de 750ml, robe brune aux reflets violets, arme de levure et dpices qui concorde avec le got.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (8171) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2012
750ml bottle via trade with Boutip. Thanks Phil. Pours a translucent deep brown with some lacing off white head. Nose is like a super fragrant candle, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, Malibu rum, sun tan lotion, birch sap. Flavor is very sugary, ginger snaps, rum raisin ice cream, chai tea, carrot cake, some toasted malt at the end. Full, sweet, spicy finish.

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