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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Mahogany in color, wholesome in body, lightly spiced, a heart-warming feast day ale from our table to yours.

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3.6
nathanvc (891) - Brugge, BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2018
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker. Shared with Anke.
Pours hazy brown/dark amber with a lasting, small, foamy, tan head. The aroma contains caramel, banana, yeast, (salty) licorice, candied fruits, herbs and - weirdly - something that reminds me of Coca-Cola. It tastes medium licorice-like sweet and light to medium herbal bitter; dry, spicy, finish, lingering but soft hints of sweetness and some warming alcohol. Medium body, slick/creamy texture, soft carbonation. Nice, but it's a traditional holiday with this one.

3.7
tmoreau (4816) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2018
Shared 750 ml., 2015 bottle, poured to snifters showing a murky, particulate laden, mahogany/brown color, with some off white/light tan froth, and foamy dots & dashes of lacing. The nose was malty, caramel sweetness, subtle, seasonal spices, particularly noticing coriander and cardamom, with esters as dried & stone fruit, and some zest. The taste was similar notes, medium+ bodied, not too sweet, semi-dry, with pleasant warmth. A nice "holidays in front of the fire" brew.

3.7
Bosbouw (3049) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2018
Karamel kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig kruiden, mout, honing. Smaakt zoetig, kruiden. Kruidig biertje.

3.6
johnnnniee (4459) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 12, 2018
Bottle from Harvest Market Slightly hazy deep copper color with a decent sized tightly bubbled off white head. Lots of spice atop a rich dark fruity melanoid light toasty maltiness. Nice little sipper.

4
huineman (740) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 12, 2018
33 cl bottle served in Villeroy & Boch white wine glass. Gusher! It pours dark, cloudy, ruby red to mahogany, big sediment. Tan to off-grey bubbly head that disappears quickly but leaves a long-lasting thin layer. Aroma is quite intense, but limited: cinnamon, cherry, raspberry. Mouth is rather dry, fizzy, not too fresh on the sourness side but strong on the booze one. Finishes quite bitter, alcoholic and very conifery (spruce and Spanish cedar, but not pine.)

3.4
Capa (3716) - DC, Washington DC, USA - JAN 2, 2018
Brown. Lightly spiced over candied sugar, dark fruits. Medium bodied. Ok but a bit off, in my opinion.

3.5
alvaro78 (675) - Sevilla, SPAIN - JAN 1, 2018
Aromas a leva y caramelo Buen aspecto espuma persistente En boca especiada frutal, maltosa y final seco ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
Borresteijn (7656) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2017
75cl Bottle, bought in Brussels. Red amber-brown colour, beige head. Aroma of cardamom, gale, coriander seed, brown sugar. Flavour is spicy, cardamom, gale, clove, brown sugar, alcohol, bitter finish. Medium bodied. Even for me this is too spicy.

3.8
simontomlinson (720) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2017
Frothy beige head soon left a skim on dark brown, very active body. Big aroma of candied fruit, demerara & orange peel.. Medium bodied, thinning to the back leaving a watery feel. Clean on the aft. Very spicy tastes of candied fruit, orange, clove, menthol, licorice & a herbal finish.

3.7
ShivanDragon (4749) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2017
0,75cl fles gedeeld, schenkt bruin/rood met licht bruine kraag. aroma van karamel, bruine suiker, kandy, kardemom en meerdere kruiden. smaken van kaneel, redelijk zoet, bruine suiker, kandy, matig bitter, matig tot redelijk zoet, wat alcohol, best ok


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