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Christmas Ale - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,425 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,425
Reviews: 576
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 101
Gots: 144 | FT: 5
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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wonothesane42

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-31-2014 14:43:50 | More by wonothesane42
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BeerDrinkingDiver

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-31-2014 03:15:04 | More by BeerDrinkingDiver
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-25-2014 04:05:31 | More by brpendergast85
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brbrocc

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-23-2014 14:39:10 | More by brbrocc
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dcmchew

Romania

4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

0.75 bottle, using my tiny new Westy XII glass.
Dark brown with some copperish hues, one finger head, medium retention, very sticky lacing afterwards.
Fruity smell, with red grapes, prunes, banana, also caramel, dark christmasy spices.
Sweet caramel takes center stage, with musty grapes and plums, cherries, some citrus here and there, heavily spiced. Yeasts were really busy, giving off clove, ginger, low cinnamon, anise and faint vanilla. Malts aren't robust, bit bready, like a nice foundation for the complex spices. Warm alcohol, nicely hidden.
Smooth mouthfeel, a little bit syrupy, perfect actually. There's also quite a lot of fizz at first, that enhances its drinkability. Sweet, but does not cling in the aftertaste.
Quite a dangerous beer, very tasty and balanced, one might finish the 0.75 l bottle without even noticing. Christmas ale indeed.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2014 18:55:44 | More by dcmchew
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TheBeerTrekker

New York

4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep brown color with a small tan head that dissipates quickly.

Smell of banana, Belgian yeast, plums, raisins, spices.

Taste of slightly roasted malts, caramel, dark fruits.

Medium body with moderate carbonation.

Overall a great winter brew, well balanced, crisp and enjoyable after every sip.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2014 01:43:19 | More by TheBeerTrekker
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Ville

New Jersey

4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

So tasty. Enjoyed this on a snowy ski night. Spicy to taste, I really enjoyed this, I wasn't disappointed at all. Best of all, it only cost me $2 at a food mart that sells singles. Best deal ever. I also grabbed a palate wrecker, and a 400 pound monkey.
The Belgians know how to brew. If you can get your hands on this, I recommend it

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 02:06:12 | More by Ville
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plinythederek

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-15-2014 23:28:46 | More by plinythederek
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Valentno7

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-14-2014 02:44:59 | More by Valentno7
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letshaveanother

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-13-2014 22:52:41 | More by letshaveanother
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gschirmacher

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-12-2014 22:41:08 | More by gschirmacher
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Buck_Jones

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-10-2014 22:34:01 | More by Buck_Jones
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ChuckS

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-10-2014 10:35:02 | More by ChuckS
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Aisha

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-09-2014 23:25:39 | More by Aisha
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djcira

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-09-2014 15:35:52 | More by djcira
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PaulAndrew

Arkansas

5/5  rDev +18.2%

03-09-2014 09:12:41 | More by PaulAndrew
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dbarny76

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +18.2%

03-08-2014 20:35:08 | More by dbarny76
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OscarO67

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-07-2014 16:42:46 | More by OscarO67
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-07-2014 02:38:23 | More by threedaggers
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-06-2014 12:54:48 | More by NonicPanic
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Scamboogery

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-05-2014 18:26:41 | More by Scamboogery
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Mugenlude

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-03-2014 22:44:53 | More by Mugenlude
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VeganUndead

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-01-2014 21:44:37 | More by VeganUndead
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bigtunk

Nova Scotia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +18.2%

02-27-2014 10:40:42 | More by bigtunk
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anbok


5/5  rDev +18.2%

02-26-2014 04:11:29 | More by anbok
Christmas Ale from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
94 out of 100 based on 1,425 ratings.