St. Bernardus Christmas Ale | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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St. Bernardus Christmas AleSt. Bernardus Christmas Ale
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4.23/5
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2,280 Ratings
St. Bernardus Christmas AleSt. Bernardus Christmas Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: 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:
#909
Reviews:
739
Ratings:
2,280
pDev:
8.98%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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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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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

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

Photo of Afeo
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RollDamnTide
4.71/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lebriarjr
4.76/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Pacioli1445
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of glennchapin
4.76/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brolo75
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle poured into a goblet

A: Pours dark brown with an off white creamy full head, lots of carbonation streaming up the glass's side, no lacing.

A: Deep aromas of dark fruits like figs, plums and dates, clove, spice, honey, caramel malts, no alcohol on the nose.

T: Taste follows the nose with lots of dark fruits, clove, hint of cinnamon, Belgian yeast, rye bready malts, finish has a mix of dark fruits and banana, alcohol is pretty well hidden.

M: Full bodied with a lot of carbonation, slightly dry finish.

O: Another excellent beer from St. Bernardus, classic quad notes, lots of depth and complexity, smooth mouthfeel and the alcohol is well hidden, looking forward to aging a bottle.

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4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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St. Bernardus Christmas Ale from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 2,280 ratings