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To Øl
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen N, Denmark

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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ever got the idea that Santa likes to give out presents during christmas? Wrong! Mr. Saint Nicolaus or whatever his name is, likes to sit in his leather chair or or on the ice bear carpet, dipping bread crumbs in his cheese fondue and eats chocolate like Sylvester Stallone eats cottage cheese. And then Santa likes to drink Shameless Santa. A Belgian strong Red Ale, playing and using all the cheap tricks of the trade. Caramel malts, sugars, highly attenuated yeast profile, fruity novel hops as Mandarina Bavaria and Calypso. This is one greasy balanced beer that suits any situation involving Christmas, New Years Eve and any other event that involves roasted marshmallows.

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4.5
Hop_Hedonist (672) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2013
Gooooood! - easy drinking - alcohol obvious but nice rounded flavours - fruity some estery components - a lovely balanced brew.

4.5
KennethArd (655) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2015
Fruity, candy sweet aroma. Clear reddish color with large tanned head. Spicy lightly sweet taste. Full bodied, creamy texture & lively carbonation.

4.2
ALIBALI (2689) - Kiel, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2017
Krass kratzig ledriger Strong Ale Hobel. Burnt roggy und ultra hopfenbitter. Kantig und mit der Brechstange. Geilo :) ..aber dadurch auch etwas unausgewogen. Muss glaub ich, nochmal in den Keller ;). RARE BEER TASTING, BRAUKUNST LIVE 2017.

4.2
Samtzu (627) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 22, 2017
750ml bottle. Pours a deep amber with slight off white head. Fruit and spice on the nose. Starts off as a medium body which quickly develops into a full body. Flavour is originally bitter but again quickly develops into an extremely rich sweet fruit and spice profile. The finish is a little bit of a let down as the alcohol comes through and the compelxity wears off. I would love to put another bottle down for a few years to see if this removes the end tastes.

4.1
berlinoise2go (689) - NORWAY - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle (75cl) from Vinmonopolet (Vika), Oslo. Gorgeous copper/amber colour, slighly hazy. Half-inch offwhite sticky head, good retention, leaves a stable band of lacing. Aoma of concentrated fruit (apple, pear, fig, banana), malt, yeast, rosé pepper. Medium/full body, soft carbonation. Sweet and spicy taste, nicely balanced by fruity acidity and mild bitterness. Quite subtle christmas-ness, but certainly working for me.

4.1
Lore (2989) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 25, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2015 brilliant appearance of dark amber colour and huge, dense yellowish-beige-ish head, which lasts for several minutes; aroma of dried fruits like figs, some plum, biscuit notes, herbs and alcohol; taste of malty sweetness, herbal and spicy notes, fruitiness, some hoppy bitterness and a bit unbalanced alcohol; not bad, but still needs some ’fine-tuning’

4.1
MetalNHopHead (2257) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAR 17, 2017
This is one big, sexy, and Christmas-y Belgian Ale. Brown coloring, tan head. Fat malts and spice on the nose - brown sugar, molasses, and anise. Flavors of confectioner’s sugar, licorice, cocoa, and woodsy hops right at the finish. Smooth, rich mouthfeel. Given To Øl’s typically experimental style, Shameless Santa is a fairly traditional Strong Ale. Still, that’s not a complaint as it’s a rather good one.

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Michal95 (46) - POLAND - NOV 25, 2013
Bottled at home, price isnt enjoyable but beer is worth it. Strong taste, aroma of caramel, alcohol ( sometimes too much alcoholic), banana. Nice, balanced beer. Very warming and tasty. Cons are too strong taste of alcohol and appearance.


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