Brewed by Huisbrouwerij ’t Pakhuis
Style: Belgian Ale
Antwerpen, Belgium


on tap


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
First brewed in 2009.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnstone (3418) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Brownish amber in color with a ring of white head. I was a bit stuffed up when I tasted it, but it wasnt bad.

Benzai (15624) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2013
Sampled @ Kerstbierfestival Essen 2013. Opaque brown to black color with a deep dark red glow coming through, small beige head. Smell and taste malts, lots of herbs and spices, sweetish. Herbal finish. Not my thing.

kraddel (8173) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2013
modeste 2013 pours fuzzy, amber/brown . small white head. smells sweet, sugar, grains, low carbo . sweet, bit caramel, very earthy yet somewhat ’ chemical’ . weird !

77ships (9834) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2013
Sampled draft 15 cl.@ Modeste 2013. Murky brown, tanned head. Nose shows the infection, this is infected like all Pakhuis beers. Med. sourness in the nose, fermenting, lightly sour fruits, tart malts coupled with some sweeter malts, bitter herbs & faint spices. Taste is dull dark malts, sweet, BE yeast coupled with some light sour malts, the infection, brown sugar, caramel, sour red fruits in the back, light bitterness & very, very faint vinegar. Fuller esp. for ABV body & near flat. Infection is not that bad & heavier presence of malts masks most of it. Drinkable for ‘t Pakhuis but very dull & not very good.

JorisPPattyn (10005) - Ursel, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2013
Draught Huge yellow-cream head, very stable over muddy brown beer. Spicy - pine, lavender, resin. Overspiced. Taste is the same as the above, with a sweet background. Gives some balance, but stresses the voluntary "X-mas" flavour. Well-bodied (!) and quite slick, alcoholwarming. It would do well with a venisonroast with rosemary sauce, but in itself, it’s something I won’t drink on a whim..

tderoeck (9744) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2011
27/02/2011 - 1L bottle @ home - BB: 15/02/11 15/03/11 (2011-74)

Note: The Best Before Date had manually been changed from 15 Februari to 15 March. Good thing I’m not afraid of beer "gone bad", but still questionable if you ask me.

Clear brown beer, little white head, unstable and non adhesive. Aroma: yeast, spices (cinnamon), sweet caramel, fruity. Very christmassy aroma. Taste: caramel, spices (cloves), dried fruit, somewhat sweet but not cloying. Aftertaste: some hops, pices, citrus, chocolate or mocha.

mjs (7413) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2010
(Draught at the brewpub - ABV 7.2 %) The beer poured dark brown and almost clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had malts, yeast and spices. Palate was full bodied and dryish with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, spices, black pepper, sweetness, mildly hops and medium bitterness. Aftertaste was dry and malty.

Fin (10542) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2010
Bottle 2010 version at Kerstbier Festival, Essen, Belgique, 19.12.10 This pours with excellent clarity, mid brown yellowing at the edges with off-white head. Really nutty and also fruity beer beer, soft carbonation in the mouth, some lingering sweetness. Fine but nothing special. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1

fonefan (49437) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 12, 2010
Bottle 100cl. w. swing top @ home.
Alc. 6.5%. Clear medium amber color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, light butter and vinegar. Flavor is moderate to heavy acrid caramel sweet, light to moderate acidic and moderate burnt caramel bitter with a long to average duration, light to moderate vinegar, sour notes. Body is medium, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is soft. There is clearly something gone wrong, but it is actually not bad despite the acidity. [20100326]
Earlier Rating: 2/25/2010 Total Score: 3.1
Bottle 100cl. w. swing top @ 15e Kerstbierfestival 2009, Essen, Belgium.
Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, acidic malt, old apples, damp stained, earth, almonds. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, spicy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20091212]

armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 12, 2010
Draft at Huisbrouwerij ’t Pakhuis, Antwerpen, Belgium.
Nice brown/reddish colored beer with a delicious, creamy tan/beige head. Belgian yeast, fine toasted caramel and mild spicies in the nose with a liqueric character. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body, well rounded flavor with nice fruity taste of raisins, honey, nice malt based feeling. Fine liqeric and toasted aftertaste whit a pleasant alcohol-warming...

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