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Christmas Goliath - Brasserie Des Légendes

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Reviews: 4
Hads: 5
Avg: 3.95
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: weissbierdrinker on 02-01-2010

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Reviews: 4 | Hads: 5
Photo of Katahdin
4.57/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep, complex ruby red with a nice creamy head of about 2 fingers. Smell is a mixture of dried fruits, roasted malts and some peatiness/earthy tones. Tastes full in the mouth with hints of the fruits, some nuts, maybe a coffee or rich caramel. Finishes big but smooth. A very drinkable beer especially for a Triple.

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Photo of Ale-ienation
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted as part of last year's Kerstbier Fest at The Trappist, Oakland.

A: Pours a dark amber, foamy head, pale webbed lacing.

S: Apricots, plums, applesauce.

T: More fruit, with yeasty bitter finish. Piney.

M: Light, champagne bubbly.

O: Highly enjoyable Belgian Strong Ale.

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Photo of weissbierdrinker
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep ruby red color with an off white almost tan head that fades leaving a nice amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell is of roasted malts, caramel, and rubbing alcohol.

Taste is of caramel and roasted malts up front, brown sugar, followed by a dry veggie aftertaste. Alcohol warms as it goes down. Various other spices in there as well. Some flavors are a bit hard to describe.

The taste overall of the beer is great, the finish has a nice dryness but there is a strange aftertaste that doesn't fit.

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (33 cl., vintage 2011 for Christmas), purchased from La Cervoiserie (Nantes) and tasted in 2011.

Appearance : red brown color, with tan foamy head.
Smell : roasted malt and spicy aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : caramel and spicy flavors, with alcohol presence in finish.
Drinkability : a good beer in the Belgian Strong Dark Ale.

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Christmas Goliath from Brasserie Des Légendes
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.