diabel (1609) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2005
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at Kerstbierfestival 2005, Essen, Belgium
Clear, deep brown body. Mostly diminishing head. Good lace. Nose of soured milk. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter initial flavour. Very weak finish.
Hunsell (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ Kerstbierfestival, Essen. Dark brown coloured beer with a large offwhite head. Nose of tobacco, butter, slightly sour. Taste is slightly nutty, but ends in a bad sour way. This bottle was probably infected.
Skinnyviking (7235) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light brown creamy head. Dark brown body. Fruit aroma. Sweet caramel, quite a good deel of carbon dioxide.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Red brown colour with a tan head. Sweet caramel, dark fruits aroma and taste. Medium body and a sweet finish.
FrankJohansen (3604) - Sabro, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red brownish colour with a creamy light brown head. Taste of malts and fruits. Creamy texture and long finish
joergen (21509) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Fynske Øldage 2005.
Clear red coloured with a small off white head.
Acidic aroma with notes of dried fruits and malts.
Sweet flavour of dried fruits with fruity notes.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish brown beer with a dense off white head. Malty and fruity aroma with faintly nutty note. Dark fruit sweet flavor with hints of nuts. Finish has a light spicyness.
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Solid white head. Loads of yeast notes in the flavour. Very sweet and sticky finish. Not a good beer.
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2005 (Bottle 75 cl) The Abbaye d’Aulne beers used to be brewed by another brewery (I don’t remember which one) but are now made by Val de Sambre.
The beer is chestnut brown, clear and appears filtered (possibly with a bit of sediment). Decent, slightly brownish head. Typically, fruity ale-character, nice nutty aroma with typical fullness and sweetness. An absolutely splendid christmas beer. 241203
rauchbier (3634) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle conditioned, at Essen Kerstbierfestival 2004. Amber bronze, low white head and low condition. Sweet malt with a hint of fruitiness in the nose. Slight figginess develops in the mouth along with a brief roasted note. Lingering fruitiness and grain in the finish.