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Christmas Ale - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,420 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,420
Reviews: 576
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 99
Gots: 142 | FT: 4
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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Omensetter

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

12-23-2012 04:16:42 | More by Omensetter
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TheSleepyMonkey

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

02-19-2014 19:59:56 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
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jsanford

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

02-07-2014 01:19:44 | More by jsanford
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Scott_McCool

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

07-26-2013 00:20:36 | More by Scott_McCool
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freduardo

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

12-19-2011 06:24:46 | More by freduardo
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fbc24

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

01-29-2013 18:37:57 | More by fbc24
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TranceRich

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

01-20-2014 19:14:23 | More by TranceRich
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IrishColonial

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

01-03-2014 00:09:39 | More by IrishColonial
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Marco_Gtz

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

01-26-2014 19:46:51 | More by Marco_Gtz
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Franch

New York

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

01-22-2013 07:00:22 | More by Franch
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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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Pearlstreetbrewingco

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

12-31-2013 14:24:02 | More by Pearlstreetbrewingco
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DudMan

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

12-27-2013 22:17:43 | More by DudMan
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-ronin-

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

12-25-2013 05:11:59 | More by -ronin-
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

11-19-2012 17:52:52 | More by goblue3509
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djtomain

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

02-04-2012 15:10:38 | More by djtomain
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DemoniChris

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

06-04-2013 11:46:35 | More by DemoniChris
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Hyhat

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

12-16-2012 15:33:47 | More by Hyhat
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WKyle

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

12-24-2013 05:11:04 | More by WKyle
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Sonofalime

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

02-15-2014 23:36:59 | More by Sonofalime
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DotBier

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

12-28-2012 07:20:31 | More by DotBier
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IronCitySteve

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark brown color with some amber hues. Provides a nice thick tan foam head. There is some spotty to moderate lacing.

S: Lots of raisin, brown sugar, prunes, yeast and some clove spice.

T: Is a rather sweet tasting beer. The dark fruit tastes like it was store in booze. There is a lot of sugar taste in there as well. In addition, the alcohol is prevalent.

M: Leaves a thick sweet taste on the palate with a twinge of alcohol.

D: I enjoy the beer, but this was a tad too sweet for me. I would certainly enjoy another, but it is a sipping beer for sure.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2010 19:24:42 | More by IronCitySteve
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ryrust5301

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a caged and corked 750ml. bottle into my St. Bernardus Goblet. Nice touch throwing a santa hat on the monk with snow falling in the background.

Appearance - This one poured extremely well. Color is a hefty dark brown almost chocolate color. Massive head crowned this one. Two fingers in size of tan, puffy, chunkiness. After the head calms down a blanket of clumpy white bubbles coats the top.

Smell - Very thick with an alcohol bite. Same as the regular Abt 12 with rich dark fruits, raisin, and a sweet mollasses coating. Dark fruits win out, but there's a spiciness there also.

Taste & Mouthfeel - This one definitely has a nice thick body to it. Lite carbonation keeps the body in check and pulls it back a little bit. Sweet dark fruits like plums, and raisins with a spicy bite in the back give this brew a nice round complexity. Thick bready malts coat the throat for awhile on the aftertaste.

Drinkability - I prefer the Abt 12, but this is one I can look forward to trying again come Christmas time. Would make a heavenly sipper on Christmas eve or night, shared with the family celebrating the holidays.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2008 06:10:33 | More by ryrust5301
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jborgschulte

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

12-07-2013 01:24:24 | More by jborgschulte
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MakeMeATaco

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

12-22-2012 01:16:10 | More by MakeMeATaco
Christmas Ale from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
94 out of 100 based on 1,420 ratings.