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Pater Lieven (Kerst Pater Special) Christmas - Brouwerij Van den Bossche

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BA SCORE
84
good

80 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.59%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: zerk on 01-01-2003)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from 4/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark red amber with very little head. Dark fruit and sweet malt aroma. Very sweet toffee and fruits, intense at first, but fading quickly. Doesn't leave much of an impression. Pleasant, but understated and not memorable.

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3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Delirium Cafe in Brussels.

A-Clear, dark brown with red tints. Weak tan head that quickly dies without lacing.

S-A hint of funky yeast, otherwise fairly clean aroma.

T-Yeasty, malty sweet. A touch of funkiness...has the guezue here funked this beer up or is it supposed to have that hint of sourness?

M-Medium bodied and carbonated.

D-Probably too good. As the beer warms you get a bit of an alcohol burn, but wouldn't guess the strength of this one.

O-Still looking for a bad Belgian beer, not my favorite but still better than average.

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2.95/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

750ml into Orval chalice.

Pours with a short cream colored head over a dark cola colored body.

Aromas are really slight for the style. Roasted fig, red grape, cocoa beans.

Incredibly smooth - very easy drinking. Flavors include ripe red grapes, cinnamon, roasted malt. Very sweet and almost syrupy, with the weak carbonation. Still could not tell this was 9%.

Overall, this is a really easy drinking BSDA, but lacked some of the depth you generally get, particularly in the aroma and body.

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look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Shared this one with friends during our annual pre-X-mass beertasting.
Look: the beer pours a dark brown color with a small white head.
Smell: Seven-up with licorice.
Taste: Seven-up with licorice.
Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation and medium body.
Overall: If you like overly sweet beer without any depth and taste layer, OR if you like Seven-up with licorice, this is your beer!

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Scored a 750ml bottle at a beer festival last month.

A: Pours a dark chocolate color. I poured mine into a snifter glass. When held up to the light, it's a very dark amber color with a nice off-white head that lingers a little.

S: Aromas of chocolate & toffee.

T: Tastes like a chocolate/caramel/toffee bite-size candy bar w/raisins. The taste isn't very strong or overpowering, it's kind of laid back and asks you to do some of the work. Somewhat on the dry side.

M: Something seems to be missing. It sort of tastes like a diet soda in that there is carbonation & flavor present, but that it's a little empty in fulfilling your quench of thirst and longing for a great taste.

D: I don't mind this beer but I don't think I'm overly thrilled. It's doesn't seem to live up to it's Belgian holiday beer status in my opinion.

I really appreciate getting to try this beer, but I don't think I'll be looking out for this one in the future.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2006 vintage. Cork started coming out on it's own after it was uncaged. Poured from 750mL into a Delirium Noel snifter. Beer was a dark brown cola color, with a huge, four-finger, foamy head. Moderate carbonation and light lacing.

Aroma was dark fruit (cherries and raisins), caramel and brown sugar.

Taste was caramel, cherries, apricots and oak.

Very smooth and easy drinking. Nice, fairly light christmas beer.

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Pater Lieven (Kerst Pater Special) Christmas from Brouwerij Van den Bossche
84 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.