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 I’ve ever had
beastiefan2k (2197) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, 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 don’t come cheap in Italy.
redlight (2299) - 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 (301) - 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 (1486) - 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.
bhensonb (9837) - 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.
dreadnord (1014) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours murky brown with a half inch off white head. Nose is all spices, licorice and raisins. Reminds me of a cinnamon roll. Taste is sweet, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and cloves followed by a resinous finish. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean however it doesn’t last long on the palate. This is a very spicy Christmas beer and very interesting.
daniele (4482) - ITALY - DEC 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ramato carico quasi nocciola buona schiuma discreta persisyenza fruttata speziata carsmelo zucvhero candito buona beva piuttosto secca ma anbastqnza maktata buona spezkatura riscaldante ma pukita
hopscotch (8375) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Cloudy orange ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. The anise really asserts itself in the otherwise fruity, woodsy and tangy aroma. Medium to full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Moderately sweet and moderately acidic with low bitterness. Fruity, vinous and woodsy with a hint of spice. Finishes moderately tangy and lightly sweet.