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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

1,438 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,438
Reviews: 576
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 104
Gots: 148 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: seaoflament on 10-23-2007)
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Ratings: 1,438 | Reviews: 576 | Display Reviews Only:
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-03-2013 01:24:27 | More by MNBeer1017
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scotv

New York

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-01-2013 19:57:05 | More by scotv
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

05-01-2013 03:40:35 | More by yourefragile
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zachattack555

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-28-2013 21:36:27 | More by zachattack555
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dansmcd

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-28-2013 11:24:19 | More by dansmcd
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ngeunit1

California

4.28/5  rDev +1.2%

A - Dark ruby-black with a big finger of frothy dark khaki head. Fades slowly.

S - Sweet dark caramel malts, dark fruits, Belgian yeast, clove, coriander, pepper, other spices, candi sugar, booze.

T - Sweet dark caramel malts, raisin and other dark fruits, Belgian yeast, clove, coriander, pepper, other spices, candi sugars, some booze.

M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a warming, sweet, and lightly spicy finish.

D - Great balanced Quad. Good mix of yeast and malt flavors.

04-28-2013 08:00:42 | More by ngeunit1
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BierMeJohn

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-21-2013 12:04:39 | More by BierMeJohn
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drgonzo2k2

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-20-2013 14:28:19 | More by drgonzo2k2
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-17-2013 09:39:20 | More by Jason1337
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Rick760Sd

California

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

04-16-2013 16:39:15 | More by Rick760Sd
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jfvarela

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-10-2013 00:44:10 | More by jfvarela
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Colosdog

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-07-2013 00:27:11 | More by Colosdog
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rwilde

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-06-2013 14:35:51 | More by rwilde
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bacasnax

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-01-2013 22:24:52 | More by bacasnax
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Smurf2055

Washington

2.78/5  rDev -34.3%

Poured into tulip at Uber in Seattle.

Appears dark hazel with very little head. Nice lacing.

Aroma seemed a bit weak. Slightly malty, and a small fruit aroma. Very subtle.

Taste was a bit bitter with a small alcohol burn. Somewhat complex, but nothing really stood out.

Palate was a bit grainy with little carbonation.

Not sure what was going on with this, but I wasn’t all that impressed...

04-01-2013 21:21:59 | More by Smurf2055
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Elbrownbag

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-01-2013 19:47:31 | More by Elbrownbag
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PaF

Israel

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-30-2013 21:57:43 | More by PaF
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BAsbill

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-30-2013 04:04:39 | More by BAsbill
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brheuer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-25-2013 00:36:37 | More by brheuer
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Sparky44

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-23-2013 22:40:53 | More by Sparky44
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curasowa

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Appearance: Hazy, dark red color with two fingers of light tan head that fades very slowly with a thick curtain of lace.

Aroma: Lots of ripe fruit, mostly cherry and raisin over toasted malt. Faint hints of yeast and lemon mix in here and there.

Taste: Full bodied and creamy up front with lots of malt sweetness, along with some sticky, candy-syrup sweetness. A surprising amount of carbonation lightens things up in the middle, where some of the fruit notes show up along with some molasses and that wonderful Belgian yeastiness. A little bit of boozyness on the way out, but otherwise a lingering, slightly bready finish.

The Rest: Fantastic. A terrific Quad with big, bold flavors yet with layers of subtlety.

03-23-2013 22:27:23 | More by curasowa
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YieldToNothing

New York

5/5  rDev +18.2%

first 5 star review
750ml poured into a st bernardus chalice

pours an opaque brown with a quarter inch head. taste hints at nutmeg, smell has some cinnamon going on.

taste is full, this is a heavy beer but the abv is definitely well hidden.

i love this beer and i'm one of few that likes this better than the abt 12.

03-18-2013 03:11:01 | More by YieldToNothing
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mecummins

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-14-2013 18:34:22 | More by mecummins
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gshak

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-13-2013 22:14:58 | More by gshak
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Woodee

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

03-12-2013 14:12:38 | More by Woodee
Christmas Ale from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
94 out of 100 based on 1,438 ratings.