Christmas Ale | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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4.23/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Belgium
sintbernardus.be

Style: Belgian Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by seaoflament on 10-23-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,646
Reviews:
740
Ratings:
2,290
pDev:
8.98%
 
 
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Photo of 1nate7
4.94/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Delicious liquid runing down your throat refreshes mind and feelings

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

Photo of robotic_being
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RayCannata
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Element1290
4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of clarknova
4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OlaB
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep dark brown color with a big top of nice creamy beige head that dissolves in a slow pace and leaves some sticky lacings. Rich aroma of matured fruits, dried fruits like dates and raisins, brown sugar,caramel, licorice and spices like cloves,cinnamon and vanilla. The taste starts of sweet and fruity with nice flavours of dark fruits and burned sugar with some nice notes of caramel and licorice in the back. The flavour gets after short time also some nice notes spices typical to christmas. The finish is slight bittersweet with nice malt notes in the back and the aftertaste are long and strong. The flavours are greatly balanced in this beer. Mouthfeel is creamy/oily but also soft and it gives an almost instant warming feel. Medium carbonation with a heavy body.
All in all this is an amazing quadruple. One of the best of it,s style.

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Photo of Bogdawg
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tcsox
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Forget the candy canes and other Christmas treats. Daddy wants this in his stocking!!!!

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Photo of Bwbrev
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GregSemenza
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bret717
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look- dark brown with fizzy tan head that fades away to almost nothing. Spotty lacing

Aroma- Raisins, figs, burnt sugar, bubblegum

Taste- follows nose very closely, with a little booze at the end

Feel- light to medium bodied, a lot of carbonation

Overall- a very enjoyable and complex beer

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Photo of sjrider
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark reddish brown with big tan head and lacing for days. Nose is spice ,dark fruit ,yeast and sweet malt. Taste follows the nose , body is thinner with a lot of carbonation. Really tasty quad/xmas ale.

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Photo of kelvarnsen
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 88caprice
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a glass.

My first quadrupel.

Murky reddish brown. Very little light gets through. Insane pillow of foam nearly overflowed. Lots of spicy Belgian flavors and a sting on the throat. Very nice.

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Photo of grover37
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lukass
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cozmo
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bum4ever
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of andrewh995
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful deep, dark, and hazy ruby red with a nice off white head. Smells of dark fruits, spices, and malt. Tastes of plains, raisins, figs, cardamom, nutmeg, rich malt, clove, Belgian yeast, and some dry wine. Light body with high carbonation. Overall a delicious Christmas ale, one of the better out there.

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Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours deep brown/purple color with nice frothy tan head that lasts forever great lacing all around the glass.

Aroma - Dark fruit plum, fig, brown sugar, clove, banana and spices.

Taste - Taste follows the aroma lots of dark fruit, clove banana and spices no sign of the alcohol. Lots of Belgium yeast, bready malts.

Feel - Full creamy feel very smooth.

Overall - Wonderful flavors and aromas spot on for the style very easy drinking.

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Photo of WormGod
4.52/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Christmas Ale from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 2,290 ratings