on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 586   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
For the season we offer you our best wishes and especially delicious Ale. Rich and dark like our Dubbel. Sumptuous and smooth like our Tripel. Enjoy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Swamp_Thing (47) - Florida, USA - APR 3, 2014
I hope this ages well because I bought three cases for a song at Total Wine after the holidays. Had a couple of bottles and Ive decided to try the next one in a years time. Spice upfront and sweet, not too much else. Happy for the price I got but for $9/bottle would not but again. If I am lucky this will last in my closet for years and years and turn into something great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuedmaster (323) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 27, 2014
750 ml. bottle from local liquor store. Aroma of ginger, clove, bread, caramel, plum, alcohol, and cinnamon. Pours dark amber/cherry red with a nice thick head and mild lacing. This seems to get better as it warms in the glass. At first it seems too sweet and cloying but the other flavors shine through as it warms. Medium to heavy sweet, mild bitter, very fruity and spicy. The Belgian yeast adds character to an otherwise generic Christmas spiced beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
traak (73) - FRANCE - MAR 11, 2014
Une vrai bire de noel trs bonne et fraiche surtout en pression trs agrable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thebullshornbar (74) - Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Belgian yeast, booze and hints of spice (coriander) aromatics, meld into flavors of burnt sugar, candied orange, must, malts, and again hidden spice. Pleasant and not overly cloying. Enjoyable holiday ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Very disappointing. Poorly-balanced; there is not much there besides sweet caramel malt and a strange mix of spices. Tons of licorice in the aroma as well as the flavor. Dense, rich, cloying. Bordering on "gross".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle. Can you say bananas? In addition some light spice. Percent holiday peer. ABV well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1581) - Fischer, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Aroma of dark red fruit. Pours a clear cherry brown with an off-white, mostly lasting, head and no lacing. The taste is moderately sweet, but not cloying. Dark fruit, spices, candy sugar, and hints of alcohol. Medium-light body and medium carbonation. A nice tingle/burn lingers on the tongue. Overall, a rewarding Holiday sipper. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
subsonic (82) - Pataskala, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2013
"Malty aroma has a strong fruity note and an overtone of cloves and cinnamon. Pours a clear dark mahogany with a fairly thick light tan head. Robust flavor fills the mouth with fruity (apple, banana, a little pear), malty, clove, cinnamon, caramel and horehound notes. Firm, smooth texture has plenty of fizz and life. Good any time of year!"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (6172) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Wooow, 1999 bottle! Aged 14 years, golly. Clear dark ruby, almost brown, no head. Nose is like a hotel lobby but with herbal spiced honey mead and a touch of cherry. The taste is big yet smooth, with a mellow toffee backbone, and Christmas spices, some boozy cherry, honey, raisin, and spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1538) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Nutty, earthy, very dry, light spice. The flavors and aromas are spot-on for a Belgian winter-type strong ale. Palate is a bit thin, however, and thats my only complaint.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2  3  4 5 6 » 59

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50