jonas (6301) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Chestnut brown, low tanned head.
Somewhat muddled aroma: Raisins, wood, citrus, caramel. Flavor has a berrylike note as well, dusty dry yeast, oranges and strawberries in the aftertaste. Fullbodied and warming.
joergen (24512) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2006 Bottle.Cloudy orange coloured with a small head.
Aroma of fruits, spices and caramel.
Flavour of fruits and caramel.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2005
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Mudy brown colour with a medium off-white head. Barnyard corny aroma and a fruity barnyard taste. Medium body and a light sweet finish.
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2005 (Bottle 33 cl) The type of beer that virtually "explodes" when the cap comes off. The foam floods out of the bottle and it just keeps on going. By the time, I locate a glass, only half of the original content is left. Aestetically, this scrapes the barrel: muddy grey-brown - pretty much the colour of Chinese river water. When it comes to the flavor it’s a bit like chocolate (milk), actually quite soft and malty with some bitterness. And a lot of sediment - like the bottom of the aforementioned Chinese river. At least a tea spoon full of it. 100104
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - APR 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
very mild notes of special B malt and some sweet dark fruits reminiscent of caramelized candy sugars. Caramel and toffee are abundant as is a mild sweetness with a touch of nuts a pepper. mildly grassy and citric near the finish.
skortila (4931) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2004
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Malty and fruity aroma reminded me a little of the westmalle dubbel. Good so far. Hazy, brown-orange coloured with a lasting, off-white head. Taste is a little alcoholic, malty, fruity, sweet, sugary. Perhaps a little winey indeed. Not really my kind of beer.
chriso (7512) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich red/brown colour. Small, but persistent, head. Aroma is (like many of the Belgian Christmas beers at this sitting) quite herbal, with plenty of malt and a hint of resinous hop in the background. Sweetish, with candy sugar in evidence. Less going on in the flavour - plummy, with a definite sweet and sour character. Not bad. Bottled at the Beer Circus, Croydon (Belgian Christmas Beer Festival)
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A sweet aroma with caramel and fruits. A brown beer. The taste is sweet but there is also Christmassy malts caramel and sultanas. Reminded me of a brown ale in some ways.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Our label looked cooler. Slight rubber, clove and sugar aroma. Brown with a beige head. Sweet caramel, plum, sugar and spice. Mediujm bodied. Ok.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Beer Circus, Croydon. Odd sugary aroma (very much like those pick and mix banana sweets - the foam ones). Odd sweetish taste, malt, slight spice.