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style
Brewed by Verhaeghe
Style: Belgian Ale
Vichte, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A light blond christmas beer.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBiker (1415) - Odense, - NOV 14, 2009
[On tap - Blindtasting at Pegasus.] First impression was Poperinge Hommelbier and I did not accept, that is was a belgo x-mas beer, due to the lack of spices. Lots of hops and heavy fruits in the triple way. Some dust and horse. Fresh and nice!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
strap (899) - Sindelfingen, GERMANY - JAN 3, 2017
was this a german beer? it sure felt like it. i expected something a little more flavorful and good for a Belgian, but oh well. it would be a solid Weihnachtsbier. golden and clear with a white head. standard german flavor and aroma.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Last brew of the year, gotta get the Christmas stuff out! Also I think number 200 for this year. Nice even number, if a bit low by my usual standards. But hey, 2016 pretty much sucked in a lot of ways, so maybe that is appropriate. In any case, clear gold, nice head. Sweet honey malt aroma, very faint musk. Flavor is malt forward with a focus on the honey notes of the pale malts. Sweetish, with a balancing bitterness on the finish. When cold, it almost comes across like a maibock. As it warms, some of the Belgian yeast character begins to make itself known with a very light musty note of phenol. Not totally my thing, but not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
daigoon (199) - - NOV 4, 2016
330 ml bottle. Clear golden color with small white head. Slightly spicy but boy Christmas taste.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
jybi (260) - FRANCE - SEP 13, 2016
Une bire de Nol blonde faible titrage alcoolique (7,2 % Abv), jaurais d me mfier. Mais il ne faut jamais avoir dides prconues. Brasse par Verhaeghe, la bire prsente une robe jaune claire, avec une effervescence peu marque et des bulles moyennes. La mousse quant elle ne tient quasiment pas. Le nez est quelconque, marqu essentiellement sur le malt et la coriandre. La dgustation est dconcertante, lattaque est quasi inexistante, trs aqueuse, avec de petites notes sur le bl. Parvient ensuite une amertume trs peu marque, comme une sous-mlodie en arrire bouche sans avoir dattaque franche et corpulente. Les armes sont avant tout marqus sur le malt et trs lgrement pics. Sans intrt. Quant au final..celui-ci est toujours attendu ! En conclusion, Verhaeghe nous offre une bire de Nol qui nen respecte pas les codes et qui est de surcrot insipide. Nol bien morne. A offrir aux zythologues peu sages durant lanne !

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beachmaster (522) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Bottle into a tulip. Pours a clear amber, with a medium white head. Nose is ginger and yeast. Taste is dry, with some sweetness and spice flavor. OK

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (6115) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2016
330 ml bottle poured into a chalice. The beer is a lighter gold color with a white head of foam. Good retention. The aroma has ginger and clove notes with a supporting doughy bread note. Taste is more sweet than spice. Medium body and higher carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stouby (4622) - Holbk, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2016
Bottle at home. Clear pale yellow with a white head. Aroma medium malty (bread) and hoppy. Flavor medium sweet, light fruity, medium bitter. Medium body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (14313) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2016
Bottled 330ml from Beermerchants of Kent. Gold with white head. There is a sweet, candy aroma which follows on into the beer, barley sugar mixed with pear drops. There is a strong Belgian yeast character, hints of banana essence and light herbs. Nothing really Christmassy about this but okay.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oscbert (1289) - Lincoln, California, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Sweet candy like aroma, raisin, Belgian yeast spice Pours a light Amber color with small disappearing off white head. Sweet candy like flavor raisin and prune, light Belgian spice. Medium full bodied, sticky, medium co2, lingering sweetness in finish. Enjoyable beer. A bit on the sweet side. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Silvan7 (1236) - Samarate, ITALY - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle @ home.ambrata limpida. Schiuma bianca non troppo fine ne persistente. Aroma poco intenso ma fine. Fruttato di pesca sciroppata, miele di castagna e arancia candita. Speziato di zenzero. Esteri del lievito belga. Dolce abboccato quasi amabile il gusto. Acidula. Per nulla amara,nemmeno nel finale. Leggerissima tostatura. Corposa carbonata, poco calda, molto rotonda. Abbastanza equilibrata manca di un po del gusto deciso delle birre delle Fiandre. Armonica


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