TBone (11359) - Pori, - JUL 21, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled (Bs, BB 09/2011).
Beer came out of bottle by force ...
Dark brown-ruby color, small beige head. Strong medicinal and spicey (anise and ginger) aroma, there is also dark fruits, iron, cellar and caramel. Soft mouthfeel. Sweetish, probably fresh bottle has been even more sweeter. Some brown sugar and same spices than in the nose. Doesn’t feel like 8.5% beer. Mouthfeel is slightly metallic. Simple Christmas beer. Spices are a bit too odd for me.
77ships (3096) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl. bottle sampled @ Kerstbierfestival Essen 2013. Reddish amber with a tanned head. Sweet liquorish nose, bit boozy, sweet herbs, fruity, light hint boozy wine. Taste is very sweet, candy sugar, fruity, fortified wine, thick caramel, slightly creamy, overripe fruits. Touch ticker body, not bad.
kraddel (2038) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark amber good white head
Smell is spices ( speculaas )
Taste is bitter , spices , earthy , ok
Mpuntmuts (90) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy light brown pour with small head that quickly diminishes to nothing. I get licorice at the first smell. Hidden sweet malts and toffee and plums/dried fruit. Pretty spicy aroma too. Again the licorice pops up at first with taste. Caramel, malts and slight sweet linger on the tongue. Medium bodied with low carbo. I actually like this. Spicy palate is very nice.
tricksta_p (286) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown colour with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, yeast, plenty of spices especially aniseed, some hops, brown sugar. The aroma is complex enough, but there isn’t really anything that stands out. This is a decent brew, but there are more potent spicy Christmas ales around.
bjerkeaa (64) - NORWAY - NOV 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very spicy, very fruity and a powerful christmas beer overall. Kinda heavy on the tongue burn, bur the round and powerful spices evens it out, in my opinion.
Andy_ (399) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown hazy beer with some head. Spicy and malty aromas. Pretty sweet and spicy taste with some licorice kind of flavors.
pivnizub (8385) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bouteille: Hazy, reddish-amber coloured, stable off-white foamy layer, (x-mas-)spicy nose with a delicate chocolatey touch; barely medium bodied, moderate sweet flavour; delicate sweet malty finish with an even more delicate bitter aftertaste. Pretty awful…!
BitchPls (352) - FINLAND - MAY 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown beer with a beige foamy head. Lemon, dry cake, christams cookies in the aroma. Medium body. Quite original tasting, dry cake with raisins, lemon, herbs and strong anise. This is actually very nice and original!
gringoroll (62) - viña del mar, CHILE - APR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of Christmas... don´t know how else to say it! Caramel, pine, cloves, very sweet, wonderful smell really.Nice looking bottle, poured a dark deep almost maroon, lovely. Sweet, perhaps overly so, with a flavor that, again, reminds me of Christmas, aniseed! Good but not great. Medium body with fairly strong carbonation and a bitter finish that lingers quite a bit. Good beer all in all.
prawlie (1019) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cL bottle from Beers of Europe into a bowl shaped glass. Dark red, gassy, with a nice head on it. Fruity aroma, apricots, sweetness and a little spice. Spiced, bitter and a sweet aftertaste. Tries a little too hard but its quite pleasant.