Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks for another good brew Jordan! This ale had a nice brown body to it with a big foamy Belgian head. The smell was full of dried citrus, caramel and yeast. Flavors were sweet and fruity as well, but with a fresh undertone of toast and brown sugar. A solid drinker at it’s current ABV and I’m glad to have tried it.
hednom (23) - Messelbroek, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, Dark brown colour with beige top, sweet aroma and taste, A nice Christmas ale
Syfher (80) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle of 33cl, in a Trappist glass.
By the old Ones, what an awfull beer with an awfull taste of chemical...
We’re in front of a not so nice Christmas beer, with a light aroma and nice appearance, but a very awfull taste, and a light, soft palate.
monk191 (1047) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice Christmas ale. Pours a deep brown with a tan head. Smells herby. Taste is herby, with some sasparilla in the finish. Tasted at the BevMo Holiday Beer Fest.
CTKlubben (37) - randers, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
corsendonk is a classic belgian christmas beer. licorice aromas, wit toast notes. the beer present itself with a fine brownish head. and a dark red color. taste medium sweet and bitter. the palate has a realy lively carbonation and a medium body.
ST247 (390) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @pub. Pours dark brown with off-white adhesive head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, malty. Taste is sweet, caramel, malty.
eduardovl (914) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
250ml bottle served in a Trappist glass.
A: Pours a dark amber to brown color forming a big creamy beige head. Medium retention and many lacings left. Quite clear
S: Delicious bready and fruity smell. Brown sugar, caramel malts, Belgian yeasts, dark fruits. Strong notes of dry plums and dry raisins
S: Like the nose, brown bread, dark dry fruits, brown sugar, Belgian yeasts and licorice. Upfront is very sweet candy sugar. Yeasts are quite earthy. End is mild bitter
M: Creamy heavy molasses body. Reasonable carbonation. Light hoppy and bready aftertaste. Warm alcohol
O: Authentic Belgian ale. Well done. Very tasty and drinkable
[ BA Review @ 4/4/2012 ]
mzaar (1683) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska från SB (december 2013). Rödbrun vätska med medelstort lätt smutsat vitt skum. Nöt, frukt, malt och karamell i doften. Alkoholen gömmer sig väl i smaken. Mjuk munkänsla. Medelsötma, liten beska. Smakinslag av vanilj, nöt, karamell, dadlar och citrus. Nu är det (snart) jul igen.
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"figured i better get this winter ale drunk before it gets too warm. unique malt quality and feel, like the pater, but with a touch more body and the presence of some nice spices as well. dark, fruity, hint of ginger? a touch of hops and a little dry yeast in the finish. maybe the new standard for belgian christmas."
konungen (69) - - SEP 30, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Ölen ger ett fint skum men det är också allt jag gillar med denna. Tyvärr inget för mig. Flaska från Systembolaget
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Willsaar (16) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma after pour: roasty, nuts, smoke, raisin, Appearance: cloudy, brown, black, Head: frothy, rocky head, Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate: medium body, creamy, lively co2, with a pleasant long finish.
Bought this as a "closeout" beer at a small local beer store for $7. What a great bargain. This is a great after dinner drink, just skip dessert and grab one of these! Lots of good character in this brew, the notes are complex despite the aroma bring very subtle. Is definitely buy this again.