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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

1,828 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,828
Reviews: 636
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 140
Gots: 290 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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

Really good Ale. Deep head with a fruity/nutty aroma. Nice moderate body with appropriate carbonation. Dark fruity/nutty taste, finish is nice and lingers and then gets hit with an alcohol taste. This beer was definitely enjoyable during the holidays and was an appropriate recipe as a seasonal, probably a top Christmas beer that I've tried.

Photo of ubenumber2
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of BuckTuckian
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of addiwilliams
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of bwarren82
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of silverking
3.89/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- murky brown with a fluffy tan head. Excellent head retention and decent lacing.

S- tart cherry, plum, nice malt backbone. I also get hints of cocoa and toffee. Alcohol.

T- plum and cherry wrapped in dark malts. The toffee comes through in the finish.

M- lighter than expected, with champagne-like carbonation.

O- good, I just wish it had a fuller body.

Photo of KindaFondaGoozah
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of KevinGordon
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of KTCamm
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Champagne bottle poured into a Duvel glass. 12/26

Pours deep dark brown with immense thick white foam. Heavy lacing, patchy all over. Rich toasty fruity nose, raisins and cinnamon. Nutmeg. Plummy. Hearty flavor, spiced malt, quite boozy. Cherries. Chocolate. Loads going on here. Powerful carbonation. Excellent.

Photo of sunsjammer
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of waddellc2
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of mdagnew
4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle bought from Beers Of Europe

Poured a deep mahogany red / brown colour... Creamy tan head poured big and foamy then faded slowly to almost nothing... very light sticky lacing...

Aroma - Very tart and spicy dark fruits (raisins, currents, prunes), molasses / dark muscovado sugar sweetness, light smokey notes, toasted maltiness, strong Belgian yeastiness, fruit loaf and alcohol soaked Christmas cake, cinnamon, light peppery hops, some rum hints...

Taste –- Dark juicy fruits (prunes, blackcurrents, raisins), pretty noticable alcohol notes, sweet nuttiness, medicinal, some liquorice, burnt toffee sweetness, toasty malts, spicy hops, some pine notes...

Feel - Pretty smooth and creamy... medium body...fairly drinkable even at 10%..

Overall - An excellent beer - pretty much how i expect Belgian Christmas beers to be... recommended...

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of ystazi
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Streetcore
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of FUwolfpacker
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of DudMan
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of user785335
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of brewskifan55
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Chimay goblet

A: Ice tea amber, opaque. A tan two finger head that lingers. Very thick lacing.

S: Bready malts, cinnamon, nutmeg, dark fruits (dates, plums figs, cherries)

T: Follows nose in holiday style. A great Belgian Quad. Belgian yeast slides down the chimney for a great finish.

M: Medium to heavy with thick, chewy carbonation.

O: A terrific seasonal. Just a shade under the abt 12. Recommended. Great to give as a gift.

Photo of Kirk
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of qazeqaz
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of crbnfbr
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Christmas Ale from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
94 out of 100 based on 1,828 ratings.