jrob21 (2928) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Definitely gets a little more entertaining as it warms. Dark fruits and spice on the back of the palate make this much more reminiscient of the belgian christmas beers I am used to. Pours dark brown with a tan head and some light lacing. Plum and toasty grain aromas. Flavor has some chocolate and bread in there. A relatively complex beer but some of the flavors are clashing a little bit in a slightly bitter aspect mid palate.
ClubGonzo (4724) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep coca-cola-hued clear brown body with a large cloudy off-white head. Nose is nuts, spices, nougat and hints of caramel, toffee and Belgian candi sugar. Taste is caramel, candi sugars, coca-cola, spices, bark and hints of burnt sugar, herbs and chocolate. Full body, high carbonation. Nice Xmas-like Belgian ale, but not exceptional.
Hansen (7606) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Seems a bit too old. AMber coloured, hazy. Has a white head, medium duration. Aroma is sweet, toasted, yeasty.
back (1603) - Holstebro, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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radio_nowhere (1145) - Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Madrone’s in Frederick, MD served in a classic pils glass. Cloudy reddish-brown color with creamy off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, light Belgian yeast notes, caramel, some nuttiness and dark fruit. Taste adds notes of brown sugar, dried fruits (raisins, plums) and light spices. Medium body, low carbonation, soft with sweet berry roast finish. Not really feeling the Belgian on this one, more lightly spiced brown ale.
Zita (5497) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
light sweet malty aroma,red, clear, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, malty sweet Brown sugar finish.
EHSRanders (1857) - Tjele, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown colour with small creamy off-white mostly lasting head. Aroma is roasted malt. Sweet spicy flavor.
hallinghansen (2391) - Odense S, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown body with a medium offwhite head. Dark fruit, raisins, malt, yeasty notes, molasses. I like it.
hombrepalo (1936) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
6oz pour at Churchkeys D.C. Pour is a murky brownish with a small white head. Aroma is some apple cider and vinegar. Flavor kinda redeems itself. A nice toffee showing itself first then comes a nice raisin and dark fruit. Finish has some fruit and brown sugar.
mmahut (1488) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark amber body, low white hea. Aroma has nutty profile, evident strong alcohol. Taste has high bitterness, mostly earthy, sweet yeast profile. Body is full, high carbonation. Interesting profile, but little bit less balanced.
Benfi (631) - DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber pour with chestnut highlights and ring of near white head. Yeasty belgian style nose and a distinct spiciness in the flavor. Fruity, like dark cherry and molasses.