Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A little hazy yellow/golden colored beer, with a thick foamy white head. The aroma of fresh fruit, like citrus, with some malts and hops. The taste of citrus and orange, a little bitter. Also a little spices. The aftertaste is a lttle bitter. The beer is not bad, but for me it is more beer for a summer day than a christmas beer.
Wim (3084) - Weelde, BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
hazy gold blond coloured sparkling body with a white head a herby fruity aroma a sweet herby fruity taste with a herby bitter finish
Yves (2524) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy gold blond coloured bere with small white head and some nice central carbonation. Spicy herby arma with some hops. Full palate. Finish is bitter sweet and herby. Nice one.
thewolf (11433) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Chris_o’s Pre-Beer Exposed Tasting, September 2008.
[thanks to Harrisoni, for bringing this back from Belgium]
Pours hazy, pale brown with a small, creamy, off-white head. Sweet aroma, very pleasantly spiced, good yeast and strawberries. Good, creamy mouthfeel. Sweet flavour, light coriander and strawberries. Quite nice.
harrisoni (14990) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Dranken Geers. Gold/amber with some floaters and big rocky head. Some spice, some syrup, some toffee. Quite an unsubtle syrupy spicy beer, with some jammy syrupy malt/alcohol. Just too syrupy really. Bit disappointing as I liked this brewery at ZBF 08. Not great.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2009 33cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, easy to drink X-Mas brew, not complex, hazy, good head, nice brew
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Beer Circus, Brussels.
Cloudy amber colour. Average-sized head. Fruity, berry-ish aroma with candisugar. Sweet, malty flavour with candisugar and spices.
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - APR 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had it as wel from draft as from bottle. A good tasting christmas ale with some spicy touches
larsniclas (5995) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at Beer Circus, Brussels.
Hazy, deep golden with a firm, off-white head.
Fruity, berry-aroma; raspberries and/or strawberries(?).
Sweet and malty flavour.
Spicy with pepper and marcipan.
ekstedt (5903) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Beer Circus, Brussel, Belgium. Hazy amber. medium off-white head. Caramelly, fudgy, light roasted notes, earthy, spicy, and yeasty. Medium bodied with dry finish.