BoBoChamp (4186) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2009 33cl, alias Santa Bee, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex, balanced honey ale, cloudy, good head, good X-Mas brew
skortila (4166) - 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.
Grovlam (4137) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Labeled Santa-Bee. Large creamy off-white head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Muddy dark brown color. Aroma of sweet almond, toasted malt, caramel, fruit, citrus and mild chocolate. Over the palate came heavy sweet notes of caramel, fruit, toasted malt and again chocolate. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and light alcoholic texture. Heavy sweet flavor with maybe a twist of acidic and bitterness in there. Lingering caramel, toasted malt and mild chocolate finish. I love it even if it was quite sweet.
stobbe74 (3788) - DENMARK - JAN 18, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 33cl. Labeled Santa Bee. The beer pours dark brown, with an off-white head. The aroma is sweet and malty, with notes of caramel and honey. The flavor is very sweet and malty. Nice, but sweet, mouthfeel. Overall an average beer.
Borup (3690) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Belgisk Bryg as Santa Bee. Dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, spice and fruit.
charlotte (3657) - rødovre, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.As santa-bee.Dark brownish colour with medium head.Aroma is sweet of sugar,honey,and spices,medium body with nice warming mouthfeels,hint of dried berries and malt.
mjs (3615) - 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.
gunnar (3591) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle as Santa Bee. Pours dark hazy reddish/brown with a big off-white head. Lots of sediments in glass. Aroma is strong fruity malts, spices, rasins and alcohol as well. Sweet malty taste, flowery notes, dark strong malts at the end.Filling beer.
Jukkabro (3486) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(As Santa Bee) Dark brown colored with slight red hints, little yellow head. Aroma is rich with some vinous touch, some cherry sourness, peppery spices, nice licorice and plum too, good and complex aroma. Medium to full bodied, carbonated palate. Flavor is more plummy with licorice still, thin roastiness and vinous note also here. Aftertaste has mild alcohol. I like this beer, not very normal but well developed.
rauchbier (3394) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle conditioned. Deep ruby red, excellent rocky thick longlasting off white head and good condition. Muted aromas of fruity malt, oak and spices but slightly oxidised. Very soft in the mouth with a tangy fruit note and the vaguest suggestion of metallic tannin and woodiness like a flemish red. Some roasted barley noticable in the finish but nothing much else to redeem it. Not bad by any means, but nothing stunning either.