RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Denne belgiske strong ale er uklar og nøddebrun med et luftigt, nøddebrunt skum, der har en lang holdbarhed og giver fine blonder på glasset. Den fyldige og komplekse aroma indeholder søde nuancer af karamel, chokolade, lakrids og kirsebær. Desuden bærer den friske, krydrede toner af anis, hyldeblomst og kakao. Smagen afrundes af en eftersmag med lang sødme. Når der kommer ris a la mande på bordet, kan det være svært at finde en øl, der passer til. Derfor har Ølfabrikken brygget denne belgisk inspirerede juleøl med kirsebærsaft. Original trappistgær gæret ved høj temperatur efterlader en masse aromatiske biprodukter, der sammen med en specialimporteret karamelsirup og kirsebærsaften giver stor kompleksitet i smag og duft. Under kogningen tilsættes lakridsrod, der sammen med syren fra kirsebærrene giver kant til det let humlede øl og dermed balancerer den kraftige maltsødme.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (12769) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2008
Corked bottle. Dark brown color, thick creamy head. Malt, cinnamon and brown sugar in the aroma. Thick and warming mouthfeel. Malty sweet, spicy flavor with hints of red berries, cinnamon, tangerine and cherry. Licorice, especially in the aftertaste. Full bodied, just a bit alcoholic. Solid winter beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (12474) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a huge, frothy, light brown head, mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, nutty), average hop (perfume, grass), heavy yeast (horse blanket, barnyard, earth) with notes of bananas, plum, raisins, port, oak, and apples. Full bodied, creamy texture, lively carbonation, and a metallic finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (12268) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2007 Pours muddy brown with sweet fruity aroma. Taste is equally sweet with some vinious tones - quite a bit of cinnamon and sweet caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (11981) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2009
bottle at proppen, birkerød. appears clear brown, thick offwhite brown head. aroma spicy, malty, honey. flavor quite spritty, spicyt, dark fruits, sort of brutal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madsberg (11612) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2006
Draught. Reddish brown coloured. Murky. Dense off white head. Sweet and fruity aroma in the light end. Flavour is light fruity and gives me some sourish impressions. Light to medium bodied. Ends on a light bitter note. I’m a bit unimpressed. Have to revisit this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11484) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2009
From Premiere Gourmet. Amberish red cherry coloured body with lasting white foam. Aroma is root beer and cherry and yeast. Very full mouthfeel, this is a sipper. Taste is incredibly complex with licorice, cheery that builds. Other spices in the background.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (11035) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2010
750 ml bottle. From København, Denmark. Shared w/ Brandman.
Dark amber colour with small off-white head. Malt, spices and bitterish hops in aroma. Sweet malt, spices, balancing hops and sweet aftertaste. Rich and balanced. Good jul brew. Not the best drink choice for summer with temperature +25°C. But next xmas this will be on my table next to turkey (well kinkku to be honest).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Date: 10/13/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

cloudy dark red, fine beige head, sheets of drippy lace, sweet dark fruit aroma with an array of spices and a bit of alcohol, rich dark caramel malt flavor, lots of spices, sweetness from the caramel is balanced by the spices, lasting bitter finish,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (10877) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle RB Århus tasting @ Christers. Pours dark amber with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, licorice, nuts, light fruit. Flavor is malt, caramel, light oxidation, fruit. Medium body, oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation. 270213

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10761) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2008
Bottle… Clear dark ale (orange, when held up to the Florida sun) with a huge, frothy, khaki head that diminishes to an eternal, small, tight, creamy cap. The aroma offers a complex mélange of licorice root, sorghum molasses, praline, dark fruits, mint and sarsaparilla. Medium-bodied and creamy with trace carbonation. Sweet, spicy flavor. Dark fruits and caramel abound alongside a suggestion of mocha and a rumor of acidity. Sweet, tangy, and then dry finish.

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