Vicaris Kerst | De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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Brewed by:
De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by Travlr on 01-06-2010

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Photo of Mar02x
2.64/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I am expecting a lot of this Christmas beer, because I tasted the Vicaris Triple and that one was totally amazing. I was now able to give it a shot on a tasting organized by my uncle Peter. Thanks man for sharing.

A - A brown haze in my tasting glass with plenty of yeast, on top is decent white head catching my eye.

S - Yeasty smell with spices.

T - Spicy and chocolate tones, overall not much to go for.

M - A soft carbonation and a bit watery.

O - Definitely not my Vicaris favorite. I guess you can't make them all tasty.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the 16th Essen Christmas beer festival, drank the day before my new friends Brabander and Beerpirates arrived at the fest (the draught ran out, hence they had the bottled version to review). The one and only barrel available being matured for one year before being breeched for the festival.

Pours a really dark reddy brown, almost black in colour, the head a mid tan.

The smell was a pleasant mix of liquorice and ground coffee.

The liquorice dominated the taste, it's flavours overcoming even the sweet molasses and bitter coffee taste that didn't show up until the mouth began to dry. The alcohol content well hidden behind the strenght of flavours wasn't noticeable until the very end of each sip.

Pleasant, but not brilliant.

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Photo of beerpirates
3.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted this at the 16e Kerstbierfestival 2010 Essen, Belgium.

Clear dark brown amber color with a large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is light heavy malty, caramel, chocolate notes, moderate yeasty, licorice - anis. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

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Photo of Beerenauslese
4.04/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Quadruple with anise, coffee, chocolate, and juniper notes. A little biter finish. A drinkable Belgian winter ale.

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Photo of Travlr
3.42/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark brown color with a small tan head that settles quickly and leaves minimal lacing.
S: Aroma of cinnamon and malt.
T: Flavor of dark roasted malt and caramel, pretty simple and straightforward.
M: Body is on the thin side, unexpected for the style.
D: Average sort of beer, nothing special. There are definitely better Christmas beers than this.

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Photo of Brabander
2.95/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had this beer at the Essen Christmas beer festival, last sunday. I enjoyed this festival because of the wide variety of Christmas beers.

This one came out of the bottle into a tasting glass.

Very dark fluid with a lightbrown head with big bubbles. This beer is carbonated too much! This is a pity for this beer because it would have scored more with less carbonation. The beer explodes in your mouth which is quit sensational but not meant to be.

Light sweet taste.

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Photo of tziggy
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Vicaris Kerst from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 7 ratings