St. Bernardus Christmas Ale | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

2,194 Ratings
St. Bernardus Christmas AleSt. Bernardus Christmas Ale

Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by seaoflament on 10-23-2007

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep mahogany color with a soda like off-white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of a mix of dark fruits and some spice.

Tastes of spiced fruit layered with some buttery bread notes. Fruit notes lead off with apple, raisin, and fig. Some caramel and burnt sugar notes come next with a moderate amount of sweetness. Spice adds next with clove, nutmeg, and star anise. As it warms, banana comes through more. Some earthy and herbal hops add a bit before the finish. Finishes with a lingering spiced fruit note.

Mouthfeel is full with a slightly effervescent amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a tasty quad and is well worth a visit.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brown/ruby pour with khaki head (12oz draft into snifter); fruit, cloves, cinnamon, and banana notes; sweet malt with stone fruit with banana and clove from the yeast; medium feel and good tongue coating; overall, complex -a lot of flavor and alcohol-a good way to end the drinking day!

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of brurevu
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This particular bottle has been aging in my fridge for the last year. The Christmas Ale is bottle conditioned so it poured with a generous head over its deep ruby brown body. The aroma was of fruits and malty sweetness with the taste following the same with some added complexity and a slight bitterness on the palate. The creamy mouthfeel rounded out this truly excellent Christmas Ale that is a fantastic beer for the Holidays.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

St. Bernardus Christmas Ale from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
4.19 out of 5 based on 2,194 ratings.
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