mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 27, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful strong sweet caramel aroma.Not much heas.Has suspended white particles.Flavors of dark fruits which gives way to chocolate and caramel as it warms with a developing bitter hoppiness at the finish.Hides its alcohol very well.Glittery label is fun to look at.
diabel (1607) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Intruiging amber colour. Sticky palate.
hopscotch (9170) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2007 Bottle... This beer rocks!... The nose is of yeast, warm alcohol, dark bread, pears, apples and apricots.
This beer is sparkling clear with a very deep amber hue. Large, frothy off-white head. Partially lasting with great lacework. The bottle is awesome to behold... 70ís era sparkles & glitter and all.
The flavor is of warm alcohol with bursts of fuzzy fruits throughout. Well-balanced and well-hopped with a hint of caramel on the backside.
Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Long, acrid, dry, very alcoholic finish. A whisper of clover at the wee end. The high ABV is evident throughout... the nose, the flavor and the finish. The beer makes no apologies for this. Very well-hopped for a Belgian. Me likes this one a lot! Thanks to RainDog for sending it to me.
TheBeerGod (5263) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark reddish brown. Reddish than regular Scaldis (Bush), though. Aroma is that of sugar or cotton candy and alcohol mixed with a floral hoppiness. Seems slightly more bitter than regular Scaldis, but not nearly as dry during the finish. Definitely floral taste along with the hops. Another high alcohol brew where the alcohol itself seems masked. Definitely worth drinking and a great compliment to the standard Scaldis.
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
íThe bottle""s pretty dope too (zachdiesel)!í
Nice golden body with some darker hues. Very nice head, off white & thick. Alcohol nose, but a nice hop presence that offers a nice light creamy floralish thing. Woah, what a bite! Lots of alcohol, but good barley presence. Quite strong, followed up with an amazing warming effect. Better as it warmed.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had under the Scaldis Noel name. Slow pouring. Amber color. Hoppy aroma. Lots of carbonation. Sweet and yeasty flavor. Almost an underlying champagne-like flavor. Alcohol is warming, but well hidden. One of the best Christmas beers Iíve had this holiday season.
argo0 (11555) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear light-copper body, with minimal head. Aroma is sweet and berry fruity, spicy -- cloves and perhaps ginger, minimal alcohol. Flavor is sweet up front, then some sourness, before turning whiskey alcohol on the back of the throat. Nice beer, one that I suspect improves with age.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
strong berry sweet aroma, whiskey and power like an irish cop, slight citrus finish
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2003
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very clear light brown. Nice nose, very sweet and sugary, lots of spices, quite yeasty. For a Christmas beer, it smells a heck of a lot like Christmas, which, to say the least, seems quite appropriate. Kind of odd to drink, mixes sweetness with sourness and clove-esque spiciness. Has a nutty finish reminscent of an English ale of some sort. Tart and a bit astringent.
domtom (65) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 6, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It has an amber colour with a beautiful foam. Aroma of hay, herbs and butter. Coffee, a little bit sweet with a long creamy aftertaste. A good, well-balanced beer.