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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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Luk13

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-20-2013 20:30:03 | More by Luk13
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DarthKostrizer

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-20-2013 19:28:04 | More by DarthKostrizer
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Dodo2step

Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 19:01:06 | More by Dodo2step
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-20-2013 18:34:20 | More by orangesol
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

01-20-2013 16:53:13 | More by randylangford
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 06:19:31 | More by mdaschaf
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mactrail

Washington

4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2013 04:51:29 | More by mactrail
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Polasiuss

Ireland

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-20-2013 02:40:34 | More by Polasiuss
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Spider889

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

01-20-2013 01:40:43 | More by Spider889
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 22:59:18 | More by tdm168
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sjstraub

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-19-2013 18:22:24 | More by sjstraub
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bmoney

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-19-2013 16:38:05 | More by bmoney
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SkiBum22

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-19-2013 16:30:49 | More by SkiBum22
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-19-2013 16:22:18 | More by Segelstrom
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Jason

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-18-2013 19:34:49 | More by Jason
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El_Gallo


4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-17-2013 23:50:47 | More by El_Gallo
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dt_gbpackersfan

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

01-16-2013 04:54:27 | More by dt_gbpackersfan
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bismarksays

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-15-2013 10:18:14 | More by bismarksays
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-15-2013 05:10:40 | More by mportnoy
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BILF

Israel

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-14-2013 17:58:04 | More by BILF
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NorCalYeti

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-14-2013 03:45:34 | More by NorCalYeti
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-14-2013 00:54:17 | More by spycow
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-14-2013 00:28:21 | More by FLBeerGuy
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iKrystin

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-13-2013 21:33:42 | More by iKrystin
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jkrug5

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-13-2013 19:18:13 | More by jkrug5
Christmas Ale from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
94 out of 100 based on 1,425 ratings.