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Christmas Ale - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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Christmas AleChristmas Ale

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,807 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 1,807
Reviews: 631
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 138
Gots: 278 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: seaoflament on 10-23-2007

No notes at this time.
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Photo of Naugled
3.47/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

served in a goblet.

Dark hazy brown with a fine creamy head that very quickly dissipates

Very sweet nose, smells like candi or soda

Woah, a very sugar forward beer. Tastes like there's nothing but sugar in this. Dark sticky sweet sugar. Some hotness comes through, but is needed to cut the syrupiness.

Medium mouthfeel, but on the thin side of medium. however not cloying and has a smooth softness to it.

drinkable, but over the top sweet. I guess that's what people want for the holidays.

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.48/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kimlsully
3.48/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of froghop
3.48/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

vintage 2007.

pours a dark brown with a large tan bubbly head.

smell is of caramel, spice, malt, and raisins.

taste is very carbonated, somewhat watery, dark fruits, spice, some caramel, end is tangy on the tongue.

overall a good beer but slightly overrated, too much carbonation and needs to be a little thicker for my liking.

Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.48/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of EuphonicHops
3.48/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Guden
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of Mar02x
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - A dark brown beer with a fluffy head. There are some carbonation bubbles visible that a racing to the top.

S - Fruity and fresh nose, spices, caramel and vanilla scents.

T - Caramel, candy sugar, nutty flavors, spices, vanilla , oranges - very complex but not so nice.

M - A lot of carbonation that quickly disappears.

O - A good Christmas ale but not so special. It is over the top. A not so good attempt to make something good even better.

Photo of DCgolfpro
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of jcruelty
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

I can't remember exactly what this tasted like. That's the problem w/ having a Christmas beer party... there's so many good ones but they all blur. I think I slightly prefer Scaldis Noel

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of leffebrown84th
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Not too bad. Tastes like an apple wheat beer with spice. At 10 abv it is easy to drink and alcohol is well hidden.

Christmas Ale from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
94 out of 100 based on 1,807 ratings.