Eructoblaster (3601) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 750ml. Hazy brown body with a thin beige foamy head. Strong, complex malty/hoppy aroma with brown sugar, spicy, and cinnamon hints. Taste is quite decent, but not as robust as the aroma. It carries spicy, woody, and brown sugar notes. Ends with a good bittersweet finish. Enjoyable Christmas beer.
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark copper brown. A nice aroma of sweet honey and light spice. The Flavour has a slick sweetness from the honey with a little caramel and a mild spice in the body. Easy to drink and very enjoyabler
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - JAN 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
L’aroma è inizialmente un po’ strano, ha dell’acidino, penso "sob sarà andata", invece il sapore si risolleva completamente, è ottima, l’acido è soltanto una piccola punta, forse un principio ma sicuramente non abbastanza per rovinare quest’ottima birra, la cui speziatura mi ricorda alcune cose di Baladin (la Lurisia 8?); molto buona e ’calorosa’, si beve bene ma è adatta per le serate fredde e di neve.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Jimmay. Deep dark cola brown with a puffy off white foam. This beer has an interesting earthy and spicy nose with some notes of dark bread. I get lavender, ginger, and chestnut with wet autumn leaves. Tastes sweet, but not malty, and more spicy and earthy again. Honey, ginger,maple syrup and bread crust. But the beer isn’t necessarily sweet either. Very strange little beer but enjoyable. Medium bodied with a chestnut finish. Thanks Drew!
daniele (7415) - ITALY - DEC 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nocciola schiuma media media persistenza maltata etilico esteri chiodo garofano spezie tendenza dolce mieloso discreto corpo
danielemolino (106) - torino, ITALY - DEC 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Annata 2015 bevuta allo sfuso di Torino. Birra di natale bel colore scuro. Schiuma ok. Al gusto un po troppo dolce con sentore di amarena. Nel complesso una buona birra di natale.
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle from a trade with jimmay. pours muddy brown/red. aroma of fruity red berries and spices. the flavour is berries, belgian yeast, spices. overly spiced for my pallate. the last pour from the bottle was thick with spice. i enjoyed the first pours a great deal more and would happily drink it again.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: An overly spicy (xmas beer style) strong ale with a hard-candy character
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed when about 6+ months of age. Sent to me by matt7215, thanks a lot Matt
The look: Murky amber-brown body topped by a quickly diminishing beige head leaving minimal lacings. A very ugly beer.
In long: Nose is has a strong complex spiciness and a sour-ish component that I’d describe as Flemish Sour. Taste has a lot of things going on, this is far from a flavourless beer. Grainy toasted malts, Christmas beer spices (cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg), candied apples, pancake syrup, yeast, hard candies. Also some fresh cherries, tannins as well as a surprising oaky-sour character (surprising because I don’t think the beer is oak-aged). Very little sweetness apparent for a 9.5% brew but this is certainly because my taste buds were saturated by the spices. Not bad, not good and very spicy. But what really stands out about this beer is how ugly it looked. Like a glass of mud. Very very ugly, it went down ok, but I hope it won’t call me back tomorrow.