Grzesiek79 (3292) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dobre piwo, smaczne tresciwe podobne do mocnych belgijskich ale. Fajna butelka ciezkawa z zwezana szyjka. Piwo ma krewowa bezowa piane sredniej wielkosci. Kolor brazowo bursztynowy. Mocno metne, ciezko bylo wymieszac resztki z dna butelki. W smaku trufle sliwka nieco rumu i daktyli. Lekko cierpkie, wytrawna koncowka. Tresciwe i zlozone polecam to spore piwo o zawartosci alk 9%
michele85 (14) - Parma, ITALY - OCT 1, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aged beer, special mixture of a christmas beer and a flemish sour. Smell is fruity and oaky, taste is well balanced between hot spices - a fruity sweetness and a delicious sour and aged note. Really nice huge head. One of the best italian beers Iíve ever had
beastiefan2k (2496) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful 750mL bottles, the Italians know how to do it up right. The beer rises up the neck after popping, but no gushing, very manageable. Thus, it pours with a beautiful, large, pillow-y, long lasting head. Color is a dark copper amber. Its a loud beer. The beer itself, take one part tart and wild, add a Belgian-esque yeastiness, , some cereal Belgian malts, and compound it with a vigorous carbonation. Spices, what spices, all overwhelmed by the wild/tart character. Loved to drink it, beautiful stuff, but wont pay that price tag in the future. Santa donít come cheap in Italy.
Bill Becker (389) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Itís a cloudy colour of rust, 1 finger head of foam that lasts and lasts. Decent lacing.
The nose is of brett, spice and sour goodness. More Brett than sour so I canít quite pull out what the sour consists of. Maybe when I taste it..Same goes for the spice which, from the label, suggests Star Anise.
Tastewise, the sour is prominent and Iíll take a guess and say itís fruity like in sou r cherries. Funk, yep. Spicy, quite bitter, guessing itís coming from the star anise. Overall, very tasty for a sour.
Medium body and carbonation. the alcohol seems to be very well hidden, so drinkability is very good.
I donít know aboot this being a top choice for a Christmas brew, but itís very good. +$27 will me think twice aboot buying it again, though.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle at redlight redlight. Very floral aromas, spicy hops, rich malt aromas. Pours orange amber with a thin white head. Very floral in the taste too, fruity malts, tropical fruits, light, sweet citrus with hints of spice, grains of paradise maybe even corriander. Very interesting beer, reminiscent of a Fantome.
MrGGen (312) - ITALY - DEC 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Versa marrone scuro velato con una schiuma bianca. Profumo di lievito di birra belga, chiodi di garofano, e alcune altre spezie. Buon sapore,leggermente dolce.A tratti ha qualcosa della Orval,in altri dolce e acida.Interessante
dylan88 (223) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Pours orange amber with a thin white head. Aroma is floreal, with spicy hops and malty. Taste is similar with fruity malts, sweet citrus with hints of spice. This beer has been a great surprise!
patricks110 (1711) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a surprising beer overall, I was expecting a straight-forward Belgian Ale but what I got was a funky, brett, sour ale of sorts. Krampus pours our a murky, muddy brown with an orange highlight body. A finger of nice beige head and some soft carbonation dies out quickly. The head dies to absolutely nothing just as quickly. The nose has a prominent lambic style sourness up front with a funky kriek note. A light wheaty malt is mostly overpowered by the acetic, vinegarry sourness. A moderate presence of alcohol on the nose. Krampus is sweet in the middle with lovely sweet fruits. A hint of wheat and bready malts with a nice acetic taste and great sourness. A hint of alcohol on the finish and a prolonged sour aftertaste akin to a beer like Duchesse du Bourgogne. This beer tastes great despite my confusion. Krampus is miedium bodied with a creamy, sublimely smooth mouthfeel. This is great beer for those who love sour or wild ales.
ljthiessen (464) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Murky amber with TONS of sediment. Iím wondering if there are a few versions of this beer that arenít listed on RB, because this is definitely a sour, but I see other reviewers have also tasted sour in this beer. Fairly tart sour aroma, touch of vanilla and some soft fruits. Medium sour tart flavour. Pretty tasty and nicely balanced sour, assuming itís intentional.
bhensonb (11378) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours very hazy dark orange. Creamy beige head. Aroma is sourish. Med body. Flavor is lightly sour, with citrus fibre flavor. The anise is most apparent in the finish.