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Christmas Ale - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,458 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,458
Reviews: 581
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 112
Gots: 162 | FT: 7
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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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Decent Beer I would not go out of my way to buy it though.

rden4654, Oct 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

noproduction, Today at 02:59 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

lmaduells, Yesterday at 03:22 PM
Photo of Devil-Doc
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Full great flavor, nice head

Devil-Doc, Oct 13, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +13.5%

Alex93se, Oct 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

DeFaz, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of mspohrer
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%

mspohrer, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of spinrsx
3.89/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml Bottle from Total Wine Tampa FL - 2012 edition - $9

Appearance – Brown colour with an above average size fizzy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell – Malts, caramel, fruit cake, dark fruits, all spice

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and a bit of chocolate. There is also some raisins/plums/cherries, oranges, and an all spice mix,

Overall – You have to be in the mood for a beer like this. Perhaps October is a little early for a christmas tasting brew. Regardless, as far as Xmas beers though, this one is solid. It's got a fruit cake like flavour and the ABV is very well hidden

spinrsx, Oct 03, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev -6.6%

JimmyFlatRock, Oct 01, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +0.2%

Realchunks30, Sep 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

StephRai, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of jdhowe
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Reviewed from notes from a blind tasting

A: Pours a clear golden amber with a slight tan head of large bubbles. Nice clarity (4.5)

S: Sweet grapes, fig, dates, candied, and a hint of peppery spice. (4.5)

T/M: Light/medium mouthfeel with very high carbonation level. Sweet and fruity throughout with a very slight bitterness to balance. Grape juice and candy up front lead into fig and a candy sugar finish. (4.5/4.5)

O: Very nice. High carb actually makes this super drinkable for what it is, and the peppery spice with a year of age on it melds beautifully with the beer.

jdhowe, Sep 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Beerasaurus, Sep 13, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +4%

Brams17, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Longhorn08, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of kkleu357
4.6/5  rDev +8.7%

From notes on 12/12/13

Very sweet smell. Kind of like bubble gum. Nice shiny brown pour. Awesome taste. Sweet, malty, caramel, and bananas. Very fine beer.

kkleu357, Sep 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

masterofsparks, Sep 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

WesMKE, Aug 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 27, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -10.2%

mattfancett, Aug 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Zekenyce, Aug 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Wobbly, Aug 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.1%

Nichols33, Aug 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

DutchcdnTEXAN, Aug 18, 2014
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Christmas Ale from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
94 out of 100 based on 1,458 ratings.