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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

1,417 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,417
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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dcbeers

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-03-2013 13:18:30 | More by dcbeers
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HattedClassic

Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:
Pours a dark and deep purplish dark brown. Lots of lacing on the glass. The light tan head lasts a nice long while.

Smell:
Sugar, yeast and cherry.

Taste:
Belgian sugar. Yeast. Cherry and dark fruits.

Mouthfeel:
Light carbonation. Heavy bodied.

Overall:
A fairly good beer that I most likely will buy again during the Christmas season.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2013 03:14:33 | More by HattedClassic
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PHKrames

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-27-2013 01:56:05 | More by PHKrames
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Seaba

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

02-26-2013 20:36:45 | More by Seaba
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johnyb

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.4%

02-25-2013 22:44:57 | More by johnyb
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

02-23-2013 23:12:57 | More by AOShabaz
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jrhottle

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-22-2013 22:47:35 | More by jrhottle
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MMAJYK

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

02-22-2013 20:31:20 | More by MMAJYK
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

02-22-2013 18:54:39 | More by ShanePB
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heysuz

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-21-2013 21:32:38 | More by heysuz
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mmcnaughton

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.4%

02-20-2013 01:44:08 | More by mmcnaughton
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

02-20-2013 01:01:03 | More by Kopfschuss
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OUJayhawk1799

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

02-19-2013 19:37:39 | More by OUJayhawk1799
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

02-19-2013 15:11:57 | More by comfortablynirm
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bsopko

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

02-19-2013 06:24:51 | More by bsopko
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Michigan

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-19-2013 04:54:02 | More by Michigan
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Danielr26

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

02-18-2013 19:55:46 | More by Danielr26
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zenithberwyn

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

02-18-2013 06:00:13 | More by zenithberwyn
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M27

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

02-18-2013 02:37:02 | More by M27
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.4%

02-17-2013 22:25:21 | More by Slatetank
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ProudBeerSnob

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-17-2013 21:27:54 | More by ProudBeerSnob
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Scooter51


5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I was recently in my favorite establishment in Rochester, NY which happens to have over 130 taps. To say they have a great selection would be an understatement.

I came upon St. Bernardus Christmas Ale quite by accident. I had requested a second of my usual amber beer from a well known German brewery that is quite good in its' own right, and for whatever reason the bartender provided me St. Bernardus Christmas Ale.

While it was a bit of a change from my usual beer of choice, I must admit that I was quite surprised by it's appearance, smell, taste mouthfeel and overall quality as my ranking of 5 indicates.

It was as if I walked into my favorite establishment and was swept off my feet by the most beautiful, intelligent, personable woman I had ever met. It was one heck of an experience.

It is important that I mention that this particular ale has an ABV of 10, so I would caution anyone to be very judicious when imbibing this great brew to either be home or have a designated driver. Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

02-16-2013 21:49:19 | More by Scooter51
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jroberts8811

Missouri

4.89/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On Tap at Bier Station in Kansas City, MO. Poured into Tulip

A- deep amber, with iltte carbonation. Opaque with 1 finger head. head dissipates quickly and leaves great lacing.

S-spicy! coriander, clove, cinnamon,honey, malt, sweet belgian funkiness, bready, yeasty. yum.

T-wow. sweet, bready, malt bomb. spices galore, completely enhance what would otherwise be their abt 12. nothing i would change or add. perfectly balanced. ABV is completely hidden.

M-full, low carbonation. Clings to the tongue. wonderful.

O- Bernardus is in my top 5 favorites and this beer does not disappoint. Softer/flatter on tap versus bottle but I'm glad I had the chance to get it on tap. kegs are without conditioning so the experiences are different.

Serving type: on-tap

02-15-2013 00:34:17 | More by jroberts8811
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markmcconv

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

02-13-2013 19:12:32 | More by markmcconv
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Craigory

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

02-12-2013 03:20:43 | More by Craigory
Christmas Ale from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
94 out of 100 based on 1,417 ratings.