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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: 1502   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WVHouseofBeer (1106) - West Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Looks the part, smells the part, feels the part........but it didn’t taste the part. I don’t know, I feel wrong for not tasting much in this besides a little bit of spice and dark fruit but I was disappointed with the lack of flavor. However, it did smell great, look great and had a nice full body with a smooth finish. A pretty good beer but............


3.9
geolgau (453) - 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 (149) - 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 (511) - 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 (333) - 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 (323) - 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.

3.7
higgsbison (264) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2017
November 2016. I am writing this the day after. I quite enjoyed it, quad like. Strong notes of fig. Prominent Belgium yeast. Effervescent. I have had this a number of times since. Probably my favorite quad after Rochefort 10 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
Michael27 (2350) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 17, 2017
Aus der Flasche getrunken (Händlerlieferung). Tiefes Braun mit viel Schaum im Glas. Im Antrunk nicht doll, das Weihnachtliche kommt spät. Wo bleibt der viele Alkohol?


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