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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

1,806 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,806
Reviews: 631
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 138
Gots: 281 | FT: 6
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

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of garymuchow
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

What better beer to have on Christmas Eve?
There is some really nice soft fruit in this aroma. Sweet and light (apple, orange, pear that sort of thing). Absolutely wonderful. Soft yeasty spicing in the background.
Brownish red and tan head with good stamina.
More classic in taste in style. Clear malt, strong yeast qualities, darker fruits. Clear shot of alcohol in the gut. Richness. Nicely drying on the finish. Huge effervescence in feel.

Photo of BobMessina
3.14/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Slightly hoppy. Fruity with a slight over carbonation.

Photo of HopBomb515
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Deep brownish mohagany color with a thick tan head and some spotty lacing. Aromas of sweet bread, alcohol soaked dark fruit, fruit cake, spice, burnt caramel and toffee. I could keep going with descriptors because it's a deeply enticing brew. Taste is of alcohol soaked dark fruit, sweet bread, cherry, spice, pear, burnt caramel and toffee. Great creamy mouthfeel, finishes dry. Light medium body and scary drinkability for a beer with 10% alcohol. This is a great Christmas beer with a seemingly endless flavor profile.

Photo of Falcone
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of parintele
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vogt52
4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ale207
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreenMind
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zp6167a
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of little_star
4.73/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of epyon396
4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of abcdefghijkyle
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jdw275
3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brotherloco
3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of neruda11
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mikeburd1128
3.86/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Flip_Smash
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RiverCityBeerGuy
4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Great. Dark fruits, little tart on the back. Just a wonderful beer.

Photo of MidwestBA
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of McBraniel
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GTJayG
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeff412pgh
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbbailey
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fantalek
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Christmas Ale from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
94 out of 100 based on 1,806 ratings.