Tuesday, November 9, 2010

St. Bernardus Christmas Ale

Oh yes, another christmas ale. : )

Brewery: St. Bernardus
Beer: Christmas Ale
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
ABV: 10%
IBU: ?
Price: ~$10 for a 750ml bottle

This beer pours a shade of reddish brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is bready, yeasty, along with dark fruit, and some spice. Flavor is much the same, consisting of a heavy belgian yeast flavor, raisins, and cinnamon. Mouthfeel is creamy/full bodied, which has this beer coming off as a delicate dessert. : )
There's something special about this beer. After going a few sips, it feels as thought you are in a nice cozy log cabin next to a roaring fireplace. The whole experience feels warm and fuzzy. No, that's not the alcohol talking, I'm only half way done with it ; ) The head retained throughout the duration of me enjoying this brew, as is true with most bottle conditioned beers.

Aroma: 9/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 8/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 18/20

Final Score: 43/50


  1. Had it once. Nice but honestly a seasonal beer.

  2. Not available in my country:( Scored well so will def keep this in mind if and when i do find it..

  3. I would love to make mysef a christmas party and serve them

  4. 10 bux a bottle? i'll stick to my cheap stuff, 10 beers for 10 bux, fuck year!

  5. Oh my god I want to try this so badly!

  6. I like reading beer reviews - but I hope that you will write about the beer making process. the wort, sugar etc ...