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Brewed by De Brabandere
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Harelbeke, Belgium

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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Caramel Red-fermenting beer. This child of the Peter Family Christmas is only brewed in November. Its mild flavor is the perfect starting point for pleasant holidays.

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3.5
MarkoR (959) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2016
750 ml from the LCBO. Pours a dark reddish/amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is spices, dark fruits, sugar, some ginger. Taste is spices, dark fruits, sugar, some caramel. Decent beer.

3.6
GSAP (746) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2016
Gluhwein, sherry en bruine suiker en -stroop als smaak, met fijnigheden eromheen. Klein beetje dun van smaak, licht koolzuur. Mooi rood-roodbruin met slappe kraag. Aroma is ook zoete desertwijn met iets van kersen.

3.6
Alpha10 (758) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
2016/01/02 - Pours a clear, dark amber colour with a frothy, khaki coloured head that quickly reduces and leaves minimal lacing. Aroma is brown sugar, dried dark fruits, toffee, yeast, gingerbread and spices (cinnamon and nutmeg). Has many similar aroma notes as a pumpkin ale. Taste follows nose; brown sugar, yeast, toffee, gingerbread, cinnamon, nutmeg and some light notes of dark fruit. Mouthfeel is medium and slick with prickly carbonation and a long, drying, mildly warming finish. This was better than I had expected. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
Gluepot (640) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2015
Nose features fermented fruit, brown sugar, spice and plums. The taste is classic big Belgian ale - brown sugar, candied fruit, dates, yeast, spices such as cloves and cinnamon, and prunes. A soft fluffy effervescence and a dense rich body add to a typically well balanced taste experience.

3.9
CRock (251) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2015
Nice colour and nice taste. I get a lot of caramel and dark fruits in the aroma and taste. Solid drink.

3.8
___Steve___ (71) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2015
Rose, red, clear, crisp filtered colour with a sparse off white foam head. Lots of Christmas aromas, fruit cake, dried fruits, and gingerbread. Sweet malty rum flavour upfront. It Lingers a bit on the tongue with a subtle very subtle bitter hop note. Light tasting considering it a high gravity ale at 9% by volume.

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Subliminal64 (184) - London, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2015
Smells of gingerbread and spices. Pours a dark amber colour. Lots of head that lasts to the end. Taste is gingerbread, spices, and a solid ale. Lots of carbonation. No harsh aftertaste. Overall I was very happy with this brew Will purchase again. Next winter. MB The Beer Bearon

3.7
asheft (3082) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2015
Bottle. Slightly funky with lots of spices in the nose; cinnamon, allspice, clove. Also dried fruit. Clear red orange under a lasting, thin, off-white cover. Sweet and spicy and dried fruit dubbel flavour. No bitterness, slightly tangy. Smooth, medium body, medium carbonation.

3.6
codfishh (202) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2015 Pours brilliant dark copper thin white head, rich dark fruit and dark bread. Flavor has subtle spice cinnamon clove, all spice some dark fruit on the finish. Reminds me of glug or mulled spices. Medium body medium carb.

3.5
sjogro (4160) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2015
Lekker bananenschuimpjes bier. Mooie volle rode/roestbruine kleur! Backlog from 2015/02/01.


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