jonas (6619) - 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.
larsniclas (6532) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber. Small, off-white head.
Roasted aroma from peat and some peanut-notes.
Sweet and malty, a bit strange flavour. Peat, some tar and honey.
vtafro (6267) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
(backlog) Bottle at a tasting at maxxdaddy’s, As Santa bee. Hazy brown pour with tan head. Spice, yeast, sweet malt, and other belgian tones.
mjs (6158) - 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.
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.
kraddel (5774) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours dark clear brown
small white head
fresh, chcolaty bitter in the smell
rqther high carbo
shqrp bitterness in the tqste . chocolqty, mqlty bqck . some honey , actualy pretty ’ summery ’ feeling from the refreshing and light -kinda feeling . almost even get mint in this ...
BoBoChamp (5755) - 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
nuplastikk (5682) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2oz Santa Bee bottle purchased in Belgium. Dark, thick, brown-amber color. Sweet with a honey-candi sugar finish. Mellow and drinkable and smooth for 8.5%. A very well-balanced Belgian Christmas Ale. I really have enjoyed all of this brewery’s honey beers, and this may be my favorite yet.
DutchDrebus (5503) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Dark amber to brown colour with a skall off-white head. Smells sour, red fruits, wild yeast, floral. Probably infected. Tastes sweet, loads of herbs, slightly floral. Doesn’t taste sour. Medium body, soft carbo. Taste isn’t too bad.
thedm (5499) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The DM & Hotstuff’s European Honeymoon trip beer number 38. This bottled brew from the ’t Brugs Beertje pub in Brugge poured a medium sized head of fine to medium sized long lasting off-white colored bubbles that left behind a uncarbonated transparent dark brown colored body. It had a mild vinous aroma and a strong vinous malty palate that smoothened in the finish. Very good flavor. Goes down very easily.