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Brewed By: Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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Number of Ratings: 962

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Brewed In: Trappistenweg 23, Watou, 8978, Belgium

ABV: 10%

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St. Bernardus Christmas Ale

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Tasting Notes

Please sign in to post comments about this beer and see your Beer Buddies' comments. profile - December 25, 2013
Great abbey smooth and silky no malty after tones and no stupid gig or cinnamon flavor
Rykegs profile pictureRykegs - December 15, 2013
Very carbonated which makes for nice head when poured. It's one of the better Xmas ales I have had. That being said, I don't think I'm a huge Christmas ale person. They are a little too cinnamon/spicy for me. Never had a bad St. Bernardus
codehead profile picturecodehead - December 14, 2013
Frankly this is a very decent dubbel, but a bit disappointing as a Christmas ale - clove and cinnamon forward, but not spicy enough for a Christmas ale.
solarbean profile picturesolarbean - June 15, 2013
12/2012 profile - March 31, 2013
One of the best Christmas beers I've tasted. Triple/quad cuts the spice
Mapwhap profile pictureMapwhap - February 24, 2013
Very tasty! Extremely frothy head, great color and aroma. Lots of carbonation, which remains throughout. Just an all around great dark Belgian.
(eb) profile picture(eb) - February 22, 2013
2011 tasted better than 2012?
beerdoggle profile picturebeerdoggle - January 26, 2013
Nice complex ale with wonderful malt undertones profile - December 28, 2012
JoesRevenge profile pictureJoesRevenge - December 25, 2012
Spicy, but works well for a holiday Belgian strong. Is a bit thin though and somewhat boozy. Perhaps 4-6 months of cellaring would do it some good
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