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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1501   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.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemike (3084) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bricks (1091) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (8776) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (3161) - Gray, Maine, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Pours a deep rusty brown chestnut color with a thick frothy three plus finger head that retains and laces beautifully. Aromas are rich complex mixture of dried dark fruit, belgian candi sugar, earthy yeast and touches of herbal spice. On the palate its balanced and rich. Great mouthfeel with perfect balance with roundness and carbonation. The flavors eb and flow from slightly sweet dark fruits and spiced herbal yeast. Kola nut, walnut, date, raisin, plum, nutmeg, dried cherry... touch of bitterness and a great finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2929) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Approximately 2 oz. sample poured from bottle at beer class at Total Wine & More in Chantilly/Fairfax, VA. Murky, dark brown with small off-white head and fair lacing. Aroma of raisins , plums, toffee, caramel, brown sugar and yeast. Taste of toffee, brown sugar, roasted malt and yeast. Medium body and low/medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Dark brown with a dense khaki head. Aromas of bubblegum, sweet cherries, dark bread. Flavor profile carries lots of fruity yeast and bubblegum, some dark toffee, hint of anise, some alcohol sweetness. Full bodied and a clean finish with high carbonation. The best Belgian Christmas/Noel ale. Period.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2012
On draught at Roscoes Holiday Summit. Dark and fruity, with plum and banana flavors. Definitely a favorite holiday ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (8577) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Great beer from great brewery. Pours mahogany with super tight lacing and decent head. The character involves banana in in a kinky way, caramelized malt, a ruby colour in the light. An amazing beer to do these guys more than credit on all levels. I hate Christmas but I love this beer. On tap Blue Monk.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nj_BierMaven (124) - Flemington, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2012
On tap @The Tap Room, Somerset Hills hotel. Inky dark, understated nose, the first taste came off metallic, made me wonder about the keg or tap equipment. After a few minutes it was obvious that it was too cold - upon warming the malty and hints of spice flavor emerged, a harmonious balance offset by the perfect note of bitterness. Fantastic brew to be sipped fireside or the cozy Tap Room atmosphere. Complex, compelling, nice way to celebrate the season if you only want one or two beers.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (1229) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2012
750 ml bottle pours a dark brown color with a big off white head. Aromas of dark fruit,cherries sweet malt, Full bodied, incredibly smooth for such a big beer, excellent.


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