wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The look of this was like soda. Pretty nice. The aroma was good too, like the saisons. Good malty aroma. The taste was good, but a bit sweet. Good beer. I’m glad I tried it.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprisingly hoppy aroma is the first thing to strike you after this dark brown pour is unleashed. A substantial head lingers atop the malted goodness. The flavor is sour and spicy, with a touch of pineapple. The hops return in the finish - to round out a nice ride.
Hansen (7439) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown. Big head. Aroma is sweet with different spices. Warming and sweet flavor.
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - DEC 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tried at Christmas party a little smokey so could not detect any aromas. Ruby brown color, raisins hints of chocolate,finneshes slightly yeasty
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - DEC 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Decent BSA. Color is deep brown, nearly black. When held up to light it becomes deep chestnut colored. Decent tan head. Moderate lacing. Sweet, fruity aroma. Well carbonated. Dry and fruity flavor. Decent.
ZOSOMAN12020 (28) - Malta, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delicious, very fresh on tap at Lionheart Pub, Albany N.Y. ( $4.00/ Shaker "pint". )Near perfect appearance/ aroma. Has "holiday" style spicing, but not overdone..in fact ideal balance and drinkabiity. "Belgium" yeasty flavors intact. Overall, best Holiday ale. Alcohol well-hidden.
TBone (13816) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled (brewed 1st Sep 2004)
Nut brown hazy, medium creamy brownish head. Aroma has raisins and grapes - quite soft nose. Medium-bodied. Fruity, malty, a bit citrusy and chocolaty. Finishing fruity, not showing much ABV, soft mouthfeel. This is very trappist dubbel-like brew.
macdeffe (52) - Århus, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2004
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is christmas... Had this one from a copita-glass, which must be the perfect belgian beer sampling glass. The aromas is enhanced times 10. Fruity, complex, sweet, a bit of yeast (It is Belgian!) It’s nice with a x-mas ale tasting of xmas. (We weren’t used to that in Denamrk until recently)
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruity, complex, aroma with notes of alcohol. Rich, ruby-brown body with minimal lace. Very flavorful. Caramel malts, with raisin and plum. Light hop bite followed by a caramel finish. Caution: contents of bottle under high pressure. Opening a bottle can lead to a chipped stove (-1 point on appearance for this)! Lot n° 137250.
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2004
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draught. Pours smooth with a chestnut wood color. Lace clings to the tulip glass until finished. Aroma is yeasty with a hint ginger and spice (?). Finish is very long lasting...very worth your while! Enjoyed it immensely!