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Christmas Ale - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,416 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,416
Reviews: 576
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 96
Gots: 142 | 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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Iamstryker

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

09-23-2013 01:19:55 | More by Iamstryker
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Dawkins

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -29.1%

09-23-2013 00:51:27 | More by Dawkins
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BeerNDoggerel

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

09-15-2013 01:44:28 | More by BeerNDoggerel
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DCgolfpro

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

09-10-2013 03:48:26 | More by DCgolfpro
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tubeyes

Texas

4.01/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A dark dark brown, min head, nice lace.
S lots of strong fruity, dates, whipped cream.
T alcohol upfront, lots of great fruitiness, more of the nose greatness, plums, dark fruit.
M great carbonation and elegant velvety mouthfeel, lots of great fruity aftertaste.
O very enjoyable, had on tap at OSDH Denton on world beard day. Loved it, very warming, although we were sitting in a humid Texas evening, it was still very nice and comforting

Serving type: on-tap

09-08-2013 01:25:56 | More by tubeyes
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mmiller113

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

09-01-2013 19:10:26 | More by mmiller113
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2013beer101

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

08-22-2013 02:41:04 | More by 2013beer101
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brywhite

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

08-14-2013 23:48:56 | More by brywhite
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ChipMurray

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

08-14-2013 18:32:55 | More by ChipMurray
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

08-10-2013 03:58:21 | More by kmos27
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nygannon

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

08-03-2013 18:56:39 | More by nygannon
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BurlesqueRadio

Florida

4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I bought this beer at a liquor store in downtown Denver two days before Christmas last year. I was spending the holidays away from my family living 1,500 miles from them and wanted to grab a sixer of ANYTHING. There were so many brews (even collaborations) by Lagunitas & Dogfish Head that I'd already tried from this particular liquor store so I was definitely in gear to snag something different.

I had my first St. Bernardus at a WOB on my 21st birthday and thought it tasted so delicious that I could barely remember my evening after 4 too many. The Christmas Ale had to hold up to the name so I gave it a shot.

I remember thinking that I needed to take smaller sips, an extremely sweet beer with a very strong mouthfeel and such a high ABV definitely indicated so. Soothing, velvety- Christmas-y. The sweetness reminded me of a concentrated caramel syrup, but in the best way possible. In beer. One of my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 02:43:21 | More by BurlesqueRadio
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TheMsnLink

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-29-2013 18:32:55 | More by TheMsnLink
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BeerBucks

New York

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-29-2013 02:36:33 | More by BeerBucks
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alamode

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-29-2013 01:13:10 | More by alamode
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cbeer88

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-28-2013 18:11:30 | More by cbeer88
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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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kds2437

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-21-2013 03:00:58 | More by kds2437
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Quafftastic

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-18-2013 01:49:38 | More by Quafftastic
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superspak

Michigan

4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into signature chalice; best before 7/24/2017. Pours lightly hazy very dark red color with a 1 finger foamy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big raisin, plum, fig, pear, light banana, brown sugar, molasses, toast, clove, pepper, brown bread, coriander, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy esters with balanced malt sweetness; and good strength. Taste of raisin, plum, fig, pear, light banana, clove, pepper, toast, brown sugar, coriander, brown bread, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of dark fruits, banana, toast, brown sugar, clove, pepper, brown bread, coriander, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast ester flavors with dark malt sweetness; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a slick, crisp, and moderately prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent Belgian strong dark ale! Great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy esters with malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for 10%. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 04:31:51 | More by superspak
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pmoney

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

07-15-2013 15:27:51 | More by pmoney
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bcostner1

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

07-13-2013 13:04:10 | More by bcostner1
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-06-2013 18:21:52 | More by smartassboiler
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-03-2013 22:59:23 | More by WOLFGANG
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bird22

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-03-2013 21:14:13 | More by bird22
Christmas Ale from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
94 out of 100 based on 1,416 ratings.