flemdawg (522) - Naples, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange/reddish body with a small head of white bubbles. Fruity, lemon, honey in the aroma. Some lemon, along with earthy bitterness, and just a bit of sweetness. A lingering bitterness at the finish. Rather medium mouthfeel.
Dfonorow (1072) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009 Bottle. Pour is clear mahogany with a small white head. Aroma and flavor of darker fruits, vanilla beans, and belgian spices. Finish is sweet with a touch of alcohol.
KAWANO (24) - JAPAN - MAR 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I had imagined a rich taste like abt from the height of the alcohol, but it ended in Katasukashi. Taste stronger acidity of alcohol along with the feeling come on and a mouth. Itís high alcohol but drink clue. But my feeling was something unsatisfactory.
asedzie (584) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours ruby brown with khaki head. Aroma is quite nuanced - dough, strawberries, estery notes somewhere between bubblegum and bananas, just the slightest trace of floral hop resin. Flavor is robust and pungent - an implosion of alcohol, woodiness, vanilla, caramelized grain sugars, sticky residual sugars and a finish that is bitter with both alcohol bite and a modicum of hop flavor. This is a big winter beer for a Belgian brewery, even well-suited to colder climes - I love it and drinking it will be a new tradition for me in the frozen time of the year.
Beerhunter111 (3466) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ins Glas ergieŖt sich ein trŁbes bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schŲner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig sŁŖ, alkoholisch, belgische Hefe. Geschmack sehr malzig alkoholisch, fruchtig, wŁrzig
lux_edwards (65) - - MAR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle. Appearance: amber with white head. Aroma: alcoholy ane sugary. Caramel with nuts. Taste: sweet like rum soaked christmas cake. Palate: bitter aftertaste, burning while in mouth. Overall: great christmas beer!
PeatyPete (248) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber coloured beer with cream-colored head. Light aroma of dark fruit. Taste is sweet. Candied sugar, cough bonbon, summer fruit and caramel.
a_cross (525) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chestnut brown, lots of floaty bits, like a snowglobe; thin off white head, quick to disappear; aroma is oddly sour; taste is sweet, tangy orange, cinnamon, spice, all slowly enveloped by a swell of alcoholic warmth; the power makes this feel unbalanced and unfortunately I found it nowhere near as toothsome as the ordinary Bush Ambree; my last beer of 2013 was thus a disappointment, if far from a total duffer.
greenhorn1 (774) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hmmmm tasty. Flavor of brown sugar, caramel, toffee...very rich. Definitely a sipping beer on a cold winters eve. Complex aroma of hops and pure sugar delight.
Bamsen78 (2298) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy of MiP. Pours hazy darkish amber with airy but stable beige head. Clear aroma of malt, fruit and caramel, with buttery notes. Sweet flavour of caramel malt, with distinct notes of fruit and alcohol, the latter giving a lasting burning sensation. Bittersweet finish. Nice and warming but rather demanding due to the high ABV.
UDBeernut (1425) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle split with my wife last night. pours hazy reddish amber, light tan head. toffee, brown sugar, cinnamon. medium but creamy body.