overall
99
99
style
Brewed by St. Bernardus Brouwerij
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Watou, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1508   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
St. Bernardus Christmas Ale is the youngest descendant in the illustrious family of delicious Abbey Ales by Brewery St. Bernardus. This specialty beer of 10% alc. vol. is characterized by its deep dark colour, with a creamy, thick head and a full, almost velvety taste with a fruity nose. It's a seasonal ale, brewed annually for the holiday season. The long winter nights are perfect moments to savour this ale with or without friends and to enjoy its unique, complex taste and after-taste.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


3.9
Shag (3000) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 13, 2012
A brown color with a tan head. Aroma contains some dark fruit, chocolate, caramel, and spices. The flavor is sweet and slightly boozy with some caramel, toffee, chocolate, figs, and spices. Alcohol shows up in the finish but not over powering. Overall a good winter beer. Tap at Brick Store.

3.4
sblsimone85 (379) - USA - DEC 13, 2012
Una classica birra di natale. Al naso alcol e frutta rossa, al palato invece un buon corpo ed equilibrio x una bruin più forte dallo spiccato aroma dolce. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
braznadian (59) - Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Pours very dark ruby with huge rocky white head that stays bubbly throughout. Lots of fruity aromas. Citrus, banana, raisin, clove are all apparent. Strong flavor. Can taste raisin and figs. Alcohol taste is heavy as well, like brandy perhaps. Very malty, little to no hop presence. Huge body and tons of carbonation. Very lively brew with a velvet like texture.

4
jdavisesq (38) - - DEC 12, 2012
On tap into tulip glass at Duke's Alehouse. Spicy nose. Tastes malty sweet with notes of licorice, spice, and alcohol. No bitterness until mild late.

3.7
akoeninger (755) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Dark with huge giant head. Very fruity nose of sweet fruit. Banannas and cloves rather than pine like an ipa. Taste is spicy with lota of ethers.

3.9
jbruner (4734) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Pours a dark caramel brown from the bottle with thin tan head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, allspice, nutmeg, and dark fruits. Taste follows, with a hint of booze and belgian yeast, finishes with a slight peppermint note. One of the best winter seasonals I’ve had that isn’t a stout.

4.1
patricks110 (2495) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2012
Just oatrageous brew here. The pour is a gorgeous bright amber and murky burgundy body with a thick beige that dies to a dense cap leaving some beautiful lacing. The nose is sweet, caramelly, lightly spiced with nutmeg and allspice coming through with a spruce and ginger note. A beautiful quad style with earthen malt notes, toffee, biscuits and dark dried fruits. Simply sublime flavour with huge toffe, prune and sweet caramel notes amidst sweet bready toffee notes and spices. Just and awesome brew.

4.1
unclemike (3122) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Murky red with a thin off white head that quickly goes away. Aroma of , raisins, other sweet fruits, caramel, candy, spice and yeast. The flavor is sweet fruit and malts, with a bit of holiday spice and a mild bitterness. The alcohol ismasked in this beer. Full bodied with low carbonation and a very mild dryness to the finish

3.5
Bricks (1126) - Delaware, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Excellent appearance, showed a superb gradient from top-to-bottom. The taste, not as great -- was artificial fruityness but still above average.

4
gunnar (9087) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Pours cloudy dark amber with a huge creamy off-white head. Aroma is sweet malty, vinous, with orange peel notes as well.Taste is full of dark red fruits, nice balanced. Smooth and filling mouthfeel. A true gem this one.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 72 73 74  75  76 77 78 » 151
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5