And friend of mine tried this last week and was raving about it.
Let's see how she tastes
Smell-that tart fruity aroma you expect from a belgian abbey.
Taste-silky smooth on the lips. Slight tangy flavor follows.
Mouth-illegally light bodied and did I mention that it's so smooth.
Overall-I can not believe this is 10% ABV. It's so, so smooth. Not really bursting with flavor but the fact that the taste of alcohol is nonexistent in a beer this strong is incredible.
About Christmas Ale:
St.Bernardus Christmas Ale is a dark seasonal brewed in the classic 'Quadrupel' style of Belgium's best Abbey Ales. (10,0 % ABV) Similar to all the beers from our brewery, it greets the drinker with the signature aroma of the St.Bernardus house yeast strain (in use since 1946!) Rivaling the complexity of the St.Bernardus Abt 12, St.Bernardus Christmas Ale offers a spicy, mint-like flavor profile exuding the tastes of warming alcohol, fermented molasses, apricots, licorice and marzipan that are highligted by the perfect balance of brewing sugars.
The perfect companion to enjoy a (cold?) winter evening, with or without the company of your friends !