Advent Beer Calendar 2007: Day 16: Bocq Christmas

Bocq ChristmasToday’s pick is Bocq Christmas, from Belgium’s Brasserie du Bocq. It’s a strong, spicy Belgian Dubbel (or Strong Ale, depending on which review site specs you follow) at 8.1% alcohol. Details from their site are a little skimpy, but here’s what they say:

Appearance : dark colour, clear, fine and generous white head.
Flair : rich with a scent of coriander and liquorice.
Taste : full mouthed, heady, pleasant aroma of the typical special malts.
Remark : tasting between 8° and 12°C. Typical beer for the end of the year. High range beer to taste together with family or friends.

A great beer to accompany that Christmas meal—say, with roast beef and sharp cheddar, or ham with raisin sauce.

BeerAdvocate score: (older version) 85/100, 100% approval. RateBeer score: 3.53/5, 86th percentile.