fonefan (38496) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear medium red brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, berry, sugar, light yeasty, alcohol. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. (160208)
Earlier Rating: 12/23/2006 Total Score: 2.7
Bottle @ Kerstbierfestival 2006 in Essen, BE. Clear red / brown color with virtually none white head. Aroma is harsh malty, burnt, caramel, spices (anis, licorice) and brown suger. Flavor is heavy sweet with a average duration. Not to my taste.
yespr (34797) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cL bottle. Pours deep amber and with a diminished off-white head. Deep berry fruity aroma. Berry fruity and dried fruity sweet flavour, complex. Ends with a lingering sweet note and a mild bitterness.
Earlier Rating: 12/25/2007 Total Score: 3.4
33 cL bottle, Kerstbierfestival 2007 in Essen/Belgium. Pours hazy to murky brown with an orange dense head. Dried fruity and malty aroma, slight spiced. Flavour is dried fruity with malty tones towards roasted and chocolate without getting there. Finish holds a mild raisin note without getting sweet. Ends malty. Nice.
Ungstrup (30177) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A chestnut colored beer with a small tan head. The aroma is sweet with notes of malt, nuts, over ripe fruits, and brown sugar. The flavor is sweet with notes of brown sugar, over ripe fruit, nuts, and herbs, leading to a dry roasted finish where notes of spices and over ripe fruits.
Earlier Rating: 10/29/2008 Total Score: 3.6
Bottled at Kerstbierfestival 2007. A hazy amber beer with a thin lazing orangey head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of prunes and over-ripe fruits. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of over ripe fruits as well as lighter notes of spices - cinnamon and cloves, as well as lighter notes of prunes an alcohol, that leaves a burn on the back of the tongue.
Papsoe (25075) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Pours a hazy, dark, amber golden with a beige head. Spicy aroma with some overripe fruit, yeast and alcohol. Rather full-bodied with sweetish, fruity notes, plenty of spices and a vague, metallic edge. Some warming alcohol in the finish. Quite lovely. 160507
joergen (23306) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home.
Hazy orange brown coloured with a medium sized off white haad.
Sweet aroma of caramel, dried fruits, cookies, chocolate and fruits.
Fruity flavour of dried fruits, tobacco and caramel with notes of yeast.
oh6gdx (22398) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Ruby reddish brown colour with big beigeish brown head, lots of lace. Aroma is caramel malts, sweet fruits, alcohol and also some yeastyness. Flavour is caramel malts, some fruits, alcohol, wood and mild herbal notes. Aftertaste is berryish and fruity.
Earlier Rating: 12/20/2007 Total Score: 3.4
Bottled@Kerstbierfestival, Essen. Rubyish brown colour with small head. Aroma is spices, caramel malts, raisins and some mild yeastyness. Flavour is yeast, raisins, alcohol and dark dry fruits.
omhper (20915) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Nut brown. Sweet, rich and malty. Roasty, woody with lots of almonds. Hoppy, salty finish. Excellent!
madmitch76 (17830) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
6th October 2010
Cloudy dark red - brown beer, tidy tan head. Light crispy palate. Light banana and hints of bubblegum and chocolate. Finishes semi dry and fresh. Slightly saccaharine aftertaste.
fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Delirium Café, Göteborg
Dark chestnut color. It’s a quite basic Belgian Dubbel, based on caramel from the aroma through the flavor to the final, and with very limited bitterness to balance it; the yeast leaves an impression of ripe apples. Not bad, but a full glass is almost too much.
Earlier Rating: 12/26/2005 Total Score: 4.1
Dark brown color. Strong malty aroma, herbs, blue cheese. Good malty body, spicy, candi sugar, candies. Very good.
Travlr (15613) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample from the girls at Plaza Liquors in Tucson, thank you ladies! Brown, tan head. Aroma of sugar and caramel, Taste is overly sweet, medium body, slight bitter finish.