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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: 1504   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b33r (881) - Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Dark brown color with large tan head. Aroma and flavor have nice strong malts, spices, and deep rich fruit and vinous notes. Cmplex and full bodied, yet balanced and very drinkable.


3.7
artemb (1191) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - NOV 22, 2017
From bottle at Eilat beach Fruity nose, redcurrant jam, pears. Sweet with fruity sourness. Light malty bisquit notes Good.

4.1
emincems (119) - TURKEY - NOV 21, 2017
It pours very dark maroon with frothy beige head. Foam disappears fast for a quad, but it leaves a thin cover on top. Nice lacing on glass. When you smell it you can feel that's a Christmas ale. Toasted malts, strong yeasty esters like prune, candied sugars and spices like cinnamon. Taste is similar. Complex malts, molasses, licorice, dark fruits and winter spices. Both intense and creamy on the palate. Quite warming, spicy and dry finish. A respectable sipping beer.

3.9
geolgau (468) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - NOV 15, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2017 Nice aroma of candy, nuts, dried fruits, figs and raisins. Light and full bodied, taste follows the nose. A bit of alcohol vapors, nicely spiced and sweet. Nice and cozy.

4.7
ayalaa28 (1) - - NOV 14, 2017 does not count
A christmas twist on the abt 12 that features those christmas morning flavors ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
starflex (3) - - NOV 11, 2017 does not count
Just perfec, good for food as fore cozy. Great spisy christmas brew. Top scoore, if there is something pulling down for some people is that its to light for its dark apperiency. Just love it ���� ---Rat via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
Jabben (3) - - NOV 11, 2017 does not count
Extremely good christmas beer. Can’t describe with words. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
coil (154) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2017 330ml bottle from beerofbelgium.com. Very dark brown colour with off-white head. Dark fruit malt, Christmas spices, Belgian yeast, figs, dark fruit chutney. Nice.

3.9
GhostS (518) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - OCT 14, 2017
Aromă dulce-acrișoară, cu multe pomușoare negre ușor acre și puțin fermentate, malț, dulceață de fructe negre, puțină caramelă. Gust ușor, bine carbogazat, specific acrișor și pișcător, puțină dulceață de fructe negre, malț caramelizat, puține condimente, ceva drojdii. Foarte bună, fără urmă de alcool (10% declarați) în gust sau aromă.

3.8
Mariox (340) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 30, 2017
Fajny aromat ciemnych owoców takich świątecznych, karmelu i przypraw korzennych, ale bardzo niewiele. Estry dobrze się komponują wśród delikatnych fenolowych nut. wysycenie i alkohol nie wychodzą na pierwszy plan.

3.2
Smithld1 (325) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2017
Bottle. Interesting. Tastes better than it smells. Lingering aftertaste. Decent booze hit with Christmas fruits. The carbonation makes it less than smooth. It's ok.


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