kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL sampled on Christmas day with my family. Big thanks to my cousin, ggaughan, for supplying this treat! Pours reddish chestnut, capped with a small off-white head. Dark fruit is the primary aroma, with nuances of wood and some vinous quality. Flavor begins with raisin and malt, which are complimented by berries, red wine, chocolate and wood. Long finish, with dark fruit, wood, and wine. Very nice beer. Thanks, Greg!
Maria (9905) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2008
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
It is red-brown (most red) with a small head. Wow, the aroma sweeps me off my feet. It is vinous with notes of fruits (dark and lighter ones), a light sourness and vinegar (like in the very best sour beers), a light sweetness, malt and raisin. The flavour has sweetness and a pleasant sourness, notes of wood, red wine, fruit, raisin, figs, grapes, malt, caramel and light citrus. The balance is unique, this clearly is one of the very best Belgian beers I have had.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, Christmas Beer Festival in Essen, Belgium. Pours cloudy red/orange with a 2 finger off white head. Smells spicy with lots of clove and cinnamon. The flavors are full of smokey malt, sour dry red wine. Light carbonation. This stuff is something great.
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber with medium off white head. Sour aroma with lactic, toasted malt and caramel notes. Sour flavour with overripe fruits, alcohol and sour berries. Finished sweet with plenty of lacto bacteria to tell me that I love sours! thanks yespr by the way this one finished dry.
daniele (4481) - ITALY - DEC 18, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
oro intenso poca schium non molto persistente note acetiche fruttate vinose
thebeertourist (4522) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle at 14e Kerstbierfestival, Essen. Dark brown with a stable head. Complex vinous aroma as well as some alcohol. Delicious vanilla and vinous flavours. Full-bodied. Dubuisson with yet another great beer.
Travlr (9840) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
First bottle that Dirk served at the Kulminator, September 2008. Another in the recent trend of champagne beers, a notch above Deus, cloudy amber, acidic and oaky. Tastes of alcohol. Nutty, dry finish. Should age nicely.
BrianK (200) - Livingston, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad. This was an EXTREMELY easy drinker for the 13 abv. Didnt get much wine at all though. I would like to rerate this one as i drank it with a trashed pallette.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours an amber brune body with a soft tan head. LIght balasmic vinegar notes, sour and funky. Light citrus, fig, dates and more dark esters. Great spices and brown sugar. Nice vinous body maybe that part of the 13% but that still comes a shock. Awesome brew.
MiP (12840) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, 13%, thanks to yespr. Peppery aroma, citric with some dried fruit, hint of citric fruit. Mellow alcohol flavour, a little burning touch. Quite sweet with lots of dried fruit. Very nice.