madmitch76 (12253) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
11th December 2007
Darkish brown beer. Mild carbonation. Light and sacharrin creamy start leading to coca cola and a hint of orange. Dry finish.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear red color with a medium sized frothy offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. A tart and tannic aroma with some citrus notes. The taste is tart berries, cranberries, cherries and some leafy notes. Medium bodied. Strongly carbonated. Good beer.
KyotoLefty (5595) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Aroma of honey, dust, grass. Dusty flavor of caramel, raisins, honey. Very dry finish. Actually very dry from start to finish, with alcohol well hidden. Expected it to be sweet, but it was very nice and clean.
mjs (4014) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l, as Santa-Bee at Oud Arsenaal) The beer poured dark brown and almost clear. Its head was medium sized, long lasting and lightly brown shaded white. Aroma had cloves, malts and yeast. Palate was medium bodied and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were clove, spices, hops, malts, yeast and bitterness. Aftertaste was dry and malty. Ok beer but bit too spicy and also boring.
DruncanVeasey (6642) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beers of Advent, day 6 (as Santa Bee). Outrageous aroma dripping with Hubba Bubba bubblegum, undissolved strawberry jelly, a little bit of sex. If a woman was wearing a dab of this, Iíd be after her. Pours jellied ruby with a slim, grey-pinkish beige drum of head. Fine and slippery with a spice-dappled oakiness, jellied red and orange fruit a little bit like a GA half the strength, strawberry flavoured confectionary, finishing biscuit. Iím guessing this may contain cinnamon, but in truth I havenít got a clue- bonus point. What it does contain is a generous pinch of Belgian devilry. Easily the pick of my Xmas hoard to date, and the only beer that really feels like Xmas.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet and funky tart cherry and lightly acetic nose. Some bretty funk in the taste, lightly sweet, some cherry, lots of caramel.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Clear copper body topped by medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some cherry, roast, light funk. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, some roast, sourness, light astringent alcohol. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.
Travlr (9944) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 22, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Churchkey, as Santa Bee. Dark reddish brown with tiny edge head. Aroma resembles a Rodenbach. Taste is like a dry hopped Rodenbach Alexander. Very nice stuff.
Fin (6675) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Antwerp Oude Arsenaal with dad Feb 2010. Another one that is unticked in my notebook that Iíve forgotten to add. Pours hazy dark brown with an off-white head. There is a hint of cherry or other sour fruit in here, soft in mouth, bit tangy with a tinge of bitterness. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.5
altonbrownd (4505) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Santa Bee from Bierkoning. Dark brown body with thin head. Malty, caramel and syrupy nose. Taste of malts, dark fruit, caramel and toffee. Quite sharp. Sweet and bitter. Well done.