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%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcr (2691) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2013
750 ml. Deep amber body. Frothy, off-white head, slowly diminishing. Aroma of spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, toasted grain, alcohol. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Thin to medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation. Tastes like spice-infused water with some hot alcohol. Unrefined. Overly spiced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adasko (2219) - Poznan, POLAND - APR 8, 2017
Good one. Quite creamy, delicate, caramel. Bit warming, well made. Its more than ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11949) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2017
Rich Belgian yeast, excellent accompaniment for fish and soup. A bit of ageing since made, and the integration over time=terrific.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Metalchopz (3338) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2017
This one was cellaring for a while. Pours a clean, deep orange-amber colour with a light beige, frothy head, great retention and creamy lacing. Mild cinnamon aromas with other spices. Ginger bread and caramel malts. The alcohol is very well-hidden. So smooth and the taste is similar. Everything is nicely blended and one I could have every year. My type of winter warmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (5514) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2016
Une bire dhiver bue durant cette chaude journe dt. La robe bruntre ou rougetre montre un anneau de mousse et une petite dentelle. Au nez, les fruits et la levure colorent des malts europens. Au got, laventure est rousse, fruite, pice. En bouche, le corps est Belge. En finale, les pices sont bien doses et jamais cres. Voil une belle qualit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (7350) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 5, 2016
750ml bottle thanks to rich. Pours out a amber brown topped with a small tan head. Nose is nice rich malty sweetness a great pit fruit note and plenty belg notes. Taste is more of the heavy pit fruit rich malty sweetness and a spice. This was pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (9109) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2016
[8030-20160116] Bottle. Roasted fruity grains aroma. Clear, brown amber body with a big long-lasting foamy off-white head. Woody and sweet flavour is a little boozy. More fruity grains and roasted malt caramel in the flavour. Medium-full body. Good. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AleRider78 (1000) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2016
750ml bottle. Pours a pretty huge creamy, frothy tan head that dissipates to a thin coating. Has a fairly clear, dark amber appearance. Average carbonation. Aromas of roasted malts, dried fruits, and toffee. Flavours are mainly malts, light roasted malt, yeast, raisins. Alcohol is well hidden, well balanced bitterness and sweetness. Good retention. Slight warming sensaion. Perfect winter beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2016
Deep amber-brown pour with a thick white head. The nose is quite spicy and a little bit fruity. Sweet cooked malt, toasted dates and plums with a bit of caramel. Dark fruit and a touch of rum as well. The spicing is notable yet well integrated. Cinnamon and nutmeg with some nice rich malt flavours to round it out. Lovely really.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (3369) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2016
Pours dark brown with a small white ring. Aroma is light raisin, sweet malts, light plum and spice. Taste is much the same. A little thin on body and a little low on carbonation. The spice is really strong in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (10302) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2016 2016-01-16. Crisp dark amber body with a modest beige head. 3+ Aroma is sweet and mildly alcoholic, notes of caramel, lightly spiced. Flavour is similar, sweet malt core, moderate alcohol. Average plus bodied palate, good carbonation. 3+ Decent. 7/3/7/3/14 Bottle from LCBO, Toronto.

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