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Tête De Mort X-mas - Brasserie du Bocq - 8.1 vol%

Started by Trappist, December 20, 2022, 01:17:53 PM

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Trappist

Hi,
It is the period of tasting Belgian Xmas beers.
This time, a tried that special Tête De Mort X-mas.
A dark sweet beer at 8.1 vol%, brewed at brasserie du Bocq.





A special skull glass is made as the proper glass for this beer range, but I don't have it (yet).

Immediately after I tasted, I remembered that flavor!!
As I had a Gauloise Xmas beer a couple of days before, I was convinced they actually could be the same beers.



So, I did a side-by-side tasting.
Oh Jeez, I swear it is the same beer! Both at 8.1 vol%.
Same appearance, foam, color, name it.
Nosing and tasting are Xactly the same too.
Both dark beers are coriander and liquorice flavored.
It's very sweet too! Sweet like candisugar. Not really malt sweet.
It's really a good beer, but lacks a bit of depth and complexity.
Nevertheless a beer I would want me to buy again, but I would go for the Gauloise Xmas beer, as it's much cheaper.
Actually, these days there is a promotion going on at Carrefour supermarket with buying a 4-pack and getting the 4th. beer at no charge.
https://drive.carrefour.be/nl/Dranken/Bier/Sterke-bieren/Gauloise%7CBelgian-Christmas-Beer-Bocq-Flessen-4-x-33-cl/p/05424667
That's €4.25 for 4 bottles.
Really a great bargain  t_u

Cheers,
Filip
"Beer, if drank with moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit, and promotes health."
–- Thomas Jefferson

Viv

Hi Filip,

The first time I recently saw the Tete de Mort X-mas on a website
my instinct was to question whether this was in fact a different/
new name for the Gauloise Christmas! I suspected that it was! Same
ABV for a start...

Anyway, thanks for doing the side-by-side test, and so quickly too,
so that we know the situation and it avoids me ( and others too of
course ) having to buy a bottle thinking that it could have been a different/new brew.

It's certainly a great beer, but not really challenging the best
for the style, but what an amazing price you paid.

Cheers! Cheers!



Viv


Trappist

Quote from: Viv on December 20, 2022, 06:47:15 PMbut what an amazing price you paid.

Yes Viv, great price, isn't it.
I think I'm going back to buy much more of them.
I only hope they are not sold out by then.  F_C
Cheers,
Filip
"Beer, if drank with moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit, and promotes health."
–- Thomas Jefferson