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Hazy darker orange with huge head. Spicy, wheat, yeasty nose with peachy fruit and caramel maltiness. Flavor is slightly worty with herby hops and caramely maltiness; also some mushy fruitiness, birch leaves and peppery spices. Medium body with a pleasant carbonation, although there’s probably a tad too much of it. Fruity finish with some sourness and fruityness.
St. Bernardus Christmas Ale is the youngest descendant in the illustrious family of delicious Abbey Ales by Brewery St. Bernardus.
Pours a cloudy, dark brown/mahogany colour with thick, foamy (slightly creamy) off white head that lingers. Nice lacing. Sweet and spicy aroma with hints of fruits and yeast. High carbonation, kind of like a chimay. Really refreshing even though it is sweet as well. Quite boozy with tastes of dates, a hint of cherries and a lot of spices. Great palate with a nice balance. Very fitting Halloween/Christmas season beer.
La Mère Noël 8.4°
Poured a medium and hazy golden color with a large sized, frothy white head.The aroma has very strong notes of fruit, both mango and peaches, grapes, and oranges, on a sweet back ground, and with light spicy notes of cinnamon – a very complex aroma. The flavor is very sweet with an alcohol, that attacks right from the start combined with a weird spicy note that mixes in with the complex fruity notes – again mango and peaches are very evident. Great mouthfeel that ends up with a warm feeling.
Pours a dark brown body with a brilliant red hue. The ligh-brown head is large, creamy and very dense. Very sweet and rich aroma, lots of malts and brown sugar, molasses, rich, dark dried fruits, orange peel, maybe some spices. The flavors are quite on the sweet side with lots of spices here also. Chocolate, candy, nuts, cardamom, malts, apples and lots of dark dried fruits also. Ends with a little alcohol touch that suits it quite nice. A really nice and sweet experience!
Pours a very dark brown coloured beer, with a light beige head on top, almost two fingers in size, thick enough, with average retention and light lacing left on the glass. Aroma is dried fruit, honeyed caramel, light grape and port notes, vanilla, dark rum soaked bread, drier barrel elements. Taste is caramel and fruity port, dark toffee, yeast and honey, spicy bitterness, finishing with light chocolate and brown sugar. Smooth, medium heavy body. Pretty nice.
Established 1854. By Felix Verscheure, greatgrandfather of Omer Vander Ghinste, in Kortrijk. Brasserie LeFort became part of the Brewery Omer Vander Ghinste in 1911. LeFort is a dark, complex ale with an intense taste. Refermented in the bottle. Nice reddish brown with big foamy head. Smells of red fruit and some mint.Aroma of dark fruits, figs, plums, some berries, nuts, alcohol. Nice taste, malty with dark fruits, caramel, toasted, some nuts, the alcohol also notable giving a warming feeling, some spices. Medium thick body, good and notable carbonation.Would go great with a meat dish. A winter delight. Demends time. And a conversation.
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The brewer allow the beer to macerate with fresh cherries, raspberries and cranberries. After this maceration in oak, the beer re-ferments in the bottle. The result is RODENBACH Caractère Rouge, an exceptional RODENBACH with fruit maceration and a 7% alcohol volume. The brew is more than unique and extremely exclusive, as only 900 75-cl bottles were produced. Geunes serves this wilful beer as part of his other unique range of beer varieties in his restaurant, ’t Zilte, at the Antwerp MAS museum. Pours gorgeously deep pink-red, juicy nose of raspberry and cranberry more than cherry. Taste like aroma with a sweet-sour balance that is out of this world! Medium body and carbonation. Words cannot describe how good this really is.Very, very good !!