fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, brown sugar and chocolate. Flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, sweetness and a burnt bitterness.
yespr (35101) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2007 CBF07 sample from bottle. Presented as Tourney Brune, should have been named Black Hole according to Ralf from Det Belgiske Hus. Pours deep brown. Nose is liqourice and malty, clear yeast presence with raisins and prunes, classical belgian. Flavour is malty, coffee and roasted malt with a vague uplifting note. Good spicy and sweet finish.
2007-08-18 33 cL bottle (as Tournay de Noël). Pours deep brown with a red hue and light brown head. Chocolate note, slight spiced and minor liqourice nose. Liqourice finish to a beer that starts with a chocolate smoothness. Slight bitterhops note. Spiced. Nice and slight warming. 7 4 7 3 14 = 3,5.
I’m in doubt if the Tourney Brune is identical to the Tournay de Noël
Ungstrup (30451) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A deep red beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with strong notes of fruit. The flavor is sweet malty combined with notes of caramel and fruit, leading to a dry bitter end.
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Hazy, dark brown with a vague, reddish tint and a dense, beige head leaving some lacework. Fat aroma of hard roasted malts - lightly burned actually. Quite a full body with plenty of burned malt, lightly sweet with an underlying spiciness and then a burned, slightly ashy finish. Quite decent but atypically Belgian with these almost stout-like characteristics. 180807
joergen (23578) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2008 Bottle.
Dark brown coloured with an off white head.
Aroma of fruits, yeast and spices.
Flavour of fruits, dried fruits, yeast and spices.
oh6gdx (22638) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@Kerstbierfestival, Essen. Deep brown colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is spices, caramel and some sourness. Flavour is spices, malts and some mild hints of hops and yeast. Not much how much of an Christmasbeer this tastes like though...
omhper (21279) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Hazy mahgany colour, creamy head. There’s bubblegum and doughy malt. Medium bodied with some malt sweetness. Very solid body offering dough, marzipan, salt and caramel. Gently warming with well put together flavours. Laid back, yet complex.
anders37 (19334) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a fast disappearing tan head. Sweet malty spicy alcohol aroma, also hints of dark fruits. Fruity malty flavor with hints of licorice and also some spicy hints. Sweet malty finish with some chocolate hints in the aftertaste.
fiulijn (16428) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of Jacob (Hildigöltur)
Dark brown to black color; huge head. Good Belgian aroma, with some roasted malt, dark chocolate, very light spices and Belgian yeast. The mouthfeel is quite dry, with some dark chocolate flavor and a very light sour touch; at the end the mouthfeel is even a bit harsh. The aroma was better, but overall not so great.
Travlr (15912) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark chestnut brown with a lively light beige head that lasts a few minutes then reduces to a fine layer with reasonable lacing.
aroma of alcohol, caramel, cinnamon and nutmeg.
flavor begins with caramel and scotch, then progresses to light spice with cinnamon, then ends with a slightly bitter edge.
very nice body, smooth, creamy and full.
a nice Christmas beer, worth seeking out. I’d like to find it in a larger bottle and store it for a year or two.