Christmas Leroy - Brouwerij Het Sas
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4.25/5 rDev +21.8%
A: satiny, creamy, off-white head - ruby red (deepest amber) liquid, great clarity, jewel-like glow - some draping of lace here and there - beautiful, overall
S: cherry jam...and hops?! - the cherry is quite bold and nearly mouth-watering - the fruitiness also shows a vinous quality and great depth - later, the smell is comparable to a cough drop
T: nectar-ish crystal-malty - could be a little bit of a knock to reemphasize the "cough drop" element - so, a (very) slight medicinal, herbal/alcohol taste exists... - med-light chocolate flavor, middle to finish - fairly bold intensity altogether, great depth for a seemingly simple recipe - strange American pilsner aftertaste...
M: smooth, medium-full body - minimal presence of bubbles - pleasing softness (film) left on the tongue - a bit of residual viscosity (dextrins), but it finishes clean and dry enough
O: can't tell how old this keg was - regardless, this was one of the more enjoyable, memorable Belgian holiday ales reminiscent of the Scotch ale style (my assessment) that I came across this season - it's not heavy or boozy in the least - have one if you come across it!
01-20-2013 06:05:32 | More by Bouleboubier
3.95/5 rDev +13.2%
Beer bottle (25 cl.) purchased from La Cervoiserie, and tasted in 2012.
Appearance : dark brown red color with a small tan head (not persistent).
Smell : malty, fruity and spicy aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : sweet malty, caramel and spicy flavors.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style Chritmas Ale.
01-11-2013 18:11:29 | More by thierrynantes
4/5 rDev +14.6%
On tap at Rustico's poured into sampler glass. I don't think this one is retired!? Pours a hazy orange-dark brown with a large foamy tan head that lingered and produced good lacing. The aroma was spritzy citrus and cherry with vague notes of spice. The flavor was spicy with notes of coriander, nutmeg and anise and light notes of cherry, bread and faint caramel. The finish was long, dryish, spicy and had a bit of cherry. Fairly full bodied. Nice winter warmer!
02-08-2012 23:00:46 | More by CuriousMonk
3.8/5 rDev +8.9%
Can't believe this beer is no longer brewed, since it tasted quite good. First beer of my flight.
A- Poured a Hazy amber color with some off white head. I make special note of the lacing since it was sticky throughout the pour.
S - smells of mild Belgium yeasts, fruity. Then I get some Christmas spies followed by a splash of hops.
T - Starts with mild citrus hops, then some Christmas spices most noted was a sort of camomile and cinnamon, followed with a taste of tart lemons and finished clean with fruity yeasts and sugars. It's one of those beers that has a nice balance of spices without being over the top.
M - light to medium a very solid beer.
Overall huh looks like since it's no longer brewed I may not have this again. The guy told me people either loved it or hated it and I really enjoyed it.
01-11-2012 19:51:57 | More by DrDemento456
3.18/5 rDev -8.9%
A- Pours a hazy reddish brown color with a fairly small off white head. Head turns into a thin layer of bubbles and leaves a bit of spotty lacing.
S- Fairly light, a bit of sweetness, bready malts, nuts, and spice.
T- Lighter in the spice than I expected. Fairly malty, Belgian yeast, and a light touch of bitterness. A bit of nuts and caramel.
M- Medium body and light carbonation.
O- Not too bad, but there's better out there.
12-12-2011 03:02:28 | More by nrbw23
2.78/5 rDev -20.3%
Served on tap into a tulip glass at the Winking Lizard
A- Poured a brownish purple color with a frothy head that left some nice lace.
S- Lots of cherry, medicinal aroma, grape, and yeast
T- Cherry cough syrup taste up front, some artificial grape notes, licorice, some light spice, and quite a bit of alcohol.
M- Pretty syrupy, boozy for 6.8% ABV.
O- Very sweet and boozy Belgian Christmas ale. Not very easy drinking, there are better dark Belgian ales out there.
12-02-2011 16:03:42 | More by Hoptometrist
3.48/5 rDev -0.3%
Leroy Christmas. Best by date, 12/10 on keg.
Appearance: Hazed amber in color, off white head forms big and recedes away a bit, leaving a pretty nice show of Brussels lace.
Smell: Mildly fruity, sweet and bready.
Taste: Nice mellow and malty, faint spices and tart Belgian yeast in the aftertaste. Not overly sweet, some noble hop bitterness, metallic/mineral notes and a hint of alcohol provides a warming sensation. Toffee and fig notes, fairly decent beer albeit nondescript.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, carbonation has started to trail off, still decently carbonated but this beer has some age on it.
Drinkability: A nice little beer from the Leroy Brewery, although I am not sure they still brew there after reading some reviews. I guess this is a blast from the past. Still drinking well, I think this keg may have been lying dormant for quite some time.
12-12-2010 04:01:56 | More by Stinkypuss
3.23/5 rDev -7.4%
Bottle: Poured a medium brown color ale with a huge foamy head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma is a mix between some easily discernable candi sugar with some slightly cloying sweetness. Taste is a mix between some robust Belgian malt with some badly dissolves candi sugar with no discernable dry fruits characteristics that are usually enjoyable for the style. Sweetness is also cloying and body could have been fuller. Great carbonation and no apparent alcohol notes. Not the best Belgian Christmas beer out there for sure.
06-13-2008 19:04:50 | More by Phyl21ca
3.68/5 rDev +5.4%
BBE 11-08. Great lasting head and a dark brown beer with litle red when holding into the light. Nose is lots of dark candy and dark malt giving it a dark but giving it a very smooth caramellic nose. Further litle roast, sweet melon and ripe apple and overall very estery. Good taste also being nicely candysweet, great caramellic hint and very smooth in aftertaste having low bitterness and clean taste. Results in a fine moutfeel but being disturbed in the beginning of the high amount of carbon dioxide for this dark ale. Pleasure to drink and recomendable of those who like it smooth and clean.
12-26-2005 15:15:31 | More by paterlodie
2.78/5 rDev -20.3%
Beautiful ful ruby, with a good brownish head, very compact, persistent.
The smell is woody, with grapes, dark fruits (plums?). Spicy, with cinnamon and cloves, and other spices. Vinous. Then alcohol, raisin, candy fruit.
At the taste is essentially sweet liquorice, and malty. Caramel, and honey in background. Spices again, obviously. The same present in the nose, but less strong. Cinnamon.
At the end, quite heavy to drink. It left some flavour of grapes and raisins. Not bad, but difficult to drink.
11-28-2004 12:52:56 | More by stcules
Christmas Leroy from Brouwerij Het Sas
81 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.