Christmas Ale - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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4.25/5 rDev +0.5%
A-dark brown color with hints of ruby and a nice light tan head with good lacing
S-malt, cinnamon, cloves, raisins and plums, brown sugar
T-malt, dark fruit, brown sugar,cinnamon, cloves, hints of licorice
F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth, alcohol very well integrated
O-a delicious Christmas beer to savor during the cold months
01-23-2013 02:27:13 | More by MDDMD
4.65/5 rDev +9.9%
P- Al's of Hampden
A- a frothy mountainous four and half finger head. Color is that of iced tea or prune juice.
S- dark candied fruit, raisins, plum and brown sugar. A notrsilating smell. All the smells complement each other perfectly.
F- the plum and raisin comes out more in the tongue. carbonate brown sugar malts but all in all very nice.
M- like a chewy oatmeal raisin cookie. Carboanted at first but it tapers off as it goes down.
O- a heavy beer so it took me a while. i savored it thought. this is one of the best i have ever had.
01-20-2013 19:01:06 | More by Dodo2step
4.24/5 rDev +0.2%
A: Pours a rather dark brown color with a very large foamy tan colored head. Great head retention with foamy lacing all around the glass.
S: Very complex and rich. Lots of dark fruit, raisins and figs, with some caramel, brown sugar, toffee, and a candy sweetness.
T: Very nice flavor profile, more dark fruit that lasts throughout, more raisins, plums, and a little cherry. The back end is filled with some caramel, brown sugar, and a slight sweetness. A little bit of doughy malt in the middle and a bit of Belgian yeast.
M: Medium to full bodied with a nice level of carbonation.
O: Another fantastic beer from St. Bernardus, deep and complex. A great beer to sip over a long evening.
01-20-2013 06:19:31 | More by mdaschaf
4.43/5 rDev +4.7%
Lovely dark brew in the tulip glass. Distinctive for the great sensual body and the big, sudsy mouthfeel.
Licorice and cherries come to mind immediately. It’s not overly sweet, though it’s hugely rich. Plenty of malt with shades of dark roasted barley and a deep, intriguing complexity. This one is on my list to try again, but I’m glad I was able to have the tap version.
Certainly one of the best Belgian beers I’ve had. On tap at Pizza Port in Ocean Beach. Transcribed from 12/12/12 tasting notes.
01-20-2013 04:51:29 | More by mactrail
4.4/5 rDev +4%
A - dark amber with a big, white head that has great retention
S - baked apples, some spices, cinnamon, Belgian yeast
T - baked apples, caramel, faint cinnamon, spices
M - medium to full bodied, smooth, well carbonated
This is a nice, malty beer where the yeast does a great job imparting spice and character. The ABV was well hidden, there was great balance and drinkability, and it has a solid all around flavor profile. This is definitely a winter beer worth checking out.
01-19-2013 22:59:18 | More by tdm168
Christmas Ale from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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