Russo (1629) - Campinas, BRAZIL - APR 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear brown color with anice off-white that fades quickly. Aroma is sweet with caramel notes. Flavor also sweet with some roasted malt and fruit notes. Mediu to high carbonated and medium body with a sweet finish.
Brandman (1992) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Semihazy dirty brown body, white head. Aroma is sweet wortish with some nuts and butter. Sweet and yeasty taste.
RedSox2004 (1137) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear medium brown with a one-finger off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt and dark fruits. Dark fruit sweetness with caramel malt and a light bitterness. Full body, oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation and a dark fruit finish.
Niller (435) - Hammel, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Hammelhus, Hammel. Dark brown colour with nearly no head. Malty aroma/taste, caramel notes, some dark fruits, hint of spice. Very watery body. Sweet finish.
Desverger (1269) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Hammelhus, Hammel - pours dark amber brown colour, with almost no head. Has a sweetish caramel, malty aroma and taste, with some slight dark fruits, and only a weak hint of spice. Pretty weak watery body, and boring overall.
KansaiBeerLvrs (1325) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
260ml for 800 yen at Standing 1020. I’m surprised to see a Belgian beer on tap here as it is usually just Japanese craft beer on tap. A dark ruby brown, they scooped out the head & filled it to the brim! Served cold, not getting much on the nose. The taste is rich bitter malty caramel with cinnamon. Tasty, very Christmasy but not overpoweringly so. I like it, it has a nutty aftertaste, a pleasing Belgian flavor but all I get from the aroma is a Belgian yeast & cinnamon scent. This is exceptionally balanced with no booziness. Nice subtle spicy nose like a malty cinnamon tinged saison. The taste matches that impression, medium bodied goodness.
ReV2 (129) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
My first Christmas beer this year. There was something not quite right with this, hints of cardboard on the nose, rotting vegetables. Thin malt with very little aftertaste, sweetish toffee, bland for a 7.5% beer. I didn’t finish it.
kraddel (2429) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
at kerstbierfestival 2013
pours dark copper, small white head
smells grainy, high carbo . sweet grains, bit bitter . ok ..
Earlier Rating: 11/14/2013 Total Score: 3.6
Draft @ delirium
Good white head
Smells like meat - thats great !
Taste is a bit of a downer , from the smell . Malty , sweet , sugary , not complex at all :
MaartenRF10 (1459) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear red brown, beige. Bit watery beer. Some clove and caramel roasted malts. Disappointing.
nimbleprop (4190) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
8oz pour at Iron Horse. Pours a cola brown with zero head. Nose has some cherry, nougat, some clove, red grape. Sweet flavor, candy sugar, clove, dried cherry, currant. Sweet finish. Not bad.