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

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RATINGS: 184   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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3.4
markextrae (4485) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2015
sample at festival. poured a copper to deep red colour with a white head. nose of spices, dark fruits, roasted toffee, crisp bread malts, belgian yeast. alcohol is slightly noticeable. ok

3.5
Spab (4069) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2015
750 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clearish burnt orange colour with average-sized eggshell-coloured head. Aroma is gently toasty bread, spice, toffee and cherryish fruit. Flavour is big and malty with lots of cherry, toffee, bread crust, nutmegish spiciness and some booziness. But of warmth in the finish. Big strong beer.

3.7
Tranquillity (2506) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle from LCBO. The color is prune-like, the aroma has oranges, prunes and vanilla. The finish is sweet.

4
cattaneopapa (418) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2015
750ml bottle from LCBO. 9% alc / vol. Pours a deep amber colour with a small off white head. Aroma of caramel, nutmeg, and cherries. Taste matches the aroma with notes of bourbon and has a dry and spicy finish. Moderate carbonation. Has a sticky mouthfeel.

3.6
robinvboyer (4750) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2015
Clear copper pour, medium beige head. Sweet dark fruit, sweet, fruity malts. Malts are quite bready, but a touch boozy. Soft boozy cherry notes, some earthiness, with nice straw, and dried grass. Soft mouth feel, medium carb. Finish is sweet, but also low to medium bitter. Touches of minerals, and some metals, malty cereals, sweet boozy malts. A good sipper, but would benefit from some age.

3.8
thorongil2 (3423) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2015
(bottle) clear, bright reddish amber colour with a small brown head; aroma of spice, toffee; somewhat thick palate; balanced flavour with a long, very long bitter finish

3.6
ametras (1731) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2015
750ml bottle. Clear dark mahogany with a foamy khaki head. Flavors are toasted cereals, gingerbread, brown sugar, molasses, banana, chocolate, dried fruits (cherry, raisin, plum) and spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, clove) with nutty notes. Medium to full body, good carbonation, smooth texture.

3.6
TheJester (2543) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2015
750 mL bottle. Dark, copper brown with a small beige head. Nice looking beer. Nose of ripe fruit, malt and yeast. The flavour is pretty much the same. Alcohol is not apparent. Simple, decent ale.

3.3
probstblueribbon (4088) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2015
750 ml bottle from LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear mahogany with a pretty decent tan head. Aroma: Richly malty with dark bread crust, dark dried fruit, treacle, somewhat spiced with nutmeg and clove mainly, brown sugar, like a moderately spicy Dubbel. Palate: Medium-full body, fairly full, fine carbonation. Flav.: Richly malty again with restrained spice notes, like dark ginger bread with some nice brown sugar, moderate dark dried fruits, ginger zing, not bad for a spiced beer; lightly sweet with low bitterness and a rich malty and lightly spicy finish.

Decent.

3.7
Bill Becker (1773) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - SEP 14, 2015
Clear mahogany brew with a great head of foam and lacing. Smells very malt forward with caramel and fruity with raisins and plums. Some spice that I notice. ..nutmeg. Tastes exactly like it smells. Super smooth, no intrusion by the alcohol. Kinda reminds me of an aged English Old Ale or Barleywine. Nice mouthfeel. Excellent.


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