goozen (3774) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kerstbierfestival Essen bottle: Very decent christmas brew with an fine selection of spices, and the colour of the brew is dark red.
Beer5000 (5866) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at Horsens Beerfestival. Dark red with a medium off-white head. Aroma is malt, dry fruit and a acidulous. Flavor is sweet and sour, fruity and spicy. Interesting, quite plesent and a bit funky.
bierkoning (12280) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Corked bottle. Dark brown color, a head that disappears fast. Maple syrup and apple in the aroma. Thinnish, sweet, alcoholic. Apple syrup and cinnamon in the aroma. Disappointing.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl, last tasted at KBF2008, complex, but not balanced brew, sweet, yet easy to drink, clear, good head, nice X-Mas brew
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@Home. Sweet raisin aroma. Reddish brown color, small beige head, few lace. Sweet, raisin, light bitter, some melon. Sticky and smooth. Not exceptional but very pleasant.
oh6gdx (25224) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@Kerstbierfestival, Essen. Deep amber colour, small head. Aroma is mild caramel with some mild hints of metal. Flavour is caramel, sweet malts, red berries and some hints of nuts. Slight metallicness in the finish.
sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottled@Kerstbierfestival 2007, Essen) Dark red-amber with a small, completely fading head. A strange aroma of soap and pine, with some cherry. Sweet-malty flavor with nuts and low bitterness. Medium-bodied, quite low-carbonated palate. Not very clean or complex, but strange.
yespr (40160) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy brown/orange and with a diminished off-white head. Spiced aroma. Flavour holds sweet malt, slight breadish and a mellow spice note. Sweet dried fruit. Ends with a smooth spice and fruity note. Nice but also somewhat off-balance.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a red-brown colour with a big off-white head. Aroma of dark fruits, spices and roasted malt. Good mothfeel. The flavour is sweet with a roastish maltiness and caramel, dark fruits, some spices and bit of hops. Bit oxidized but still fine.
Grovlam (4206) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle vintage 2006. [Courtesy of thewolf, thanks buddy!] Huge beige creamy head that mostly lasted. Excellent lacework. Clear amber color. Aroma of fruit, bread, toffee, spice and what appears to be a light oxidation. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Moderated sweet flavor. Sweet fruity finish.