HuskerTan (1716) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 28, 2015
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Thanks, Gene! "Travlr")
A- Fruit cake, caramel, spices, vinous, nutty, red wine, subtle apple.
A- Murky brown color, cloudy liquid, minimal brown head.
T- Tart green apples, butterscotch, subtle red wine.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, astringent sour finish.
O- Unfortunately, I think this had a bit of a quality issue. It was also of an unknown vintage. Smelled decent at first, but weakened as the head dissipated and had a definite tart apple taste and not much else. Also looked like nasty sewer water. Had a lot of excitement for this one, especially being my Christmas beer, but alas, it was not meant to be.
NateH10s (63) - Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl Bottle Bush Noel in glass
A - clear brown almost Amber with beige short lived head
A - sweet malty, Carmel, vanilla, peach, sugary
T - heavy sweet, light bitter, light sour
P - medium body, oily creamy texture, soft carbonation, sweet warming finish
O - wonderful winter Belgian
knickskicks (1151) - - DEC 26, 2015
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2007 keg. Muddy brown pour with copper hues. While cold, the nose is dirty diaper, garbage, tobacco, ash, holiday spices. Taste, unfortunately, is as smells, which makes it difficult to choke down until it opens up. Still some garbage on the nose after it warms, but mostly just ash. The taste becomes more concentrated on the tobacco and faint spices. Sticky medium mouthfeel.
MelvinKalksma (1016) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet, spices, malts, caramel, slight chocolate.
Slightly turbid amber/brown with a very slight off-white head.
Heavy sweet and medium spicy with malts caramel. Not very complex.
BRW (2248) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Biercab. Copper colour with off white head. Caramel, malt aroma. Sweet, caramel, malt, fruit and nuts taste. medium to full body.
Vells (1608) - RÓga, Latvija, LATVIA - DEC 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very pleasant Christmasy brew. Huge maltiness, caramel, dark dried fruits, sweet berry like, spices, light yeast, bit warming. Light sweetness with light bitterness
Well balanced and enjoyable brew
Desverger (8735) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from G&B, shared with the in-laws, Hammel, DK - Dark brown Amber pour with off-white head. Aroma and taste is sweet malty, with some caramel and brown sugar sweetness kicking in, some dark dried fruit, some Christmas spices, not a bad backup to the great premium version.
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - DEC 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Johnís. Muddy amber pour, almost not head. Rich spicy aroma. Flavors are malty, caramel, candy sweetness and spice, almost an anise-like quality. Rich beer. Yummy.
sir__v (2165) - Lille, FRANCE - DEC 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Six Roses, Lille - FR. Color: clear dark amber beer with no carbonation and creamy ivory head. Smell: caramel, almond and sweet candy caramel malt. Small alcohol finish. Taste: full body with caramel and almond and nuts taste. Very strong caramel and candy taste. Good attenuation and alcohol finish. Aftertaste: caramel malt and alcohol taste.
Lacho (74) - USA - DEC 23, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful pour, caramel color with a tan head. Aromas of burnt sugar and taste of dried fruit, alcohol is obvious as an aftertaste. Amazing beer, complex, sweet.