GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 13, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours a clear red. Phenols, must, earth in the nose. Some very odd flavors like dirt, floor, old candies, must, sweaty socks in the body. Weird.
JoeinDahlem (1408) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kerstbierfestival in Essen. Murky brown color with fruity nose, notes of black currant and juniper. Firm bitterness, light sweetness, well balanced. Pretty dry. Getting spicier as it warms. Well-rounded and confident winter warmer.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2009, from Geers Oostakker, complex brew, yet easy to drink, not balanced, hazy, good head, good Winter brew
PilsnerPeter (3034) - Flushing, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Blind Tiger: Hazy light golden pour with a white film of head. The aroma has a mild doughy note with a touch of bubblegum phenolics. Slick/light body. Has a very simple pale Belgian malt flavor. Some mild bubblegum and peppery phenols- quite one dimensional and boring.
thebeertourist (5157) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Burgundy with a medium yellowish head. Notes of berries and sweet bon-bon as well as grains and toffee. Complex malty flavours, quite a bit of spices, some berryish sourness. Interesting.
goozen (3581) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kerstbierfestival, Essen tap: Redbrownish coloured ale with an nice spicy taste and some hints of smokeyness.
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ Kerstbierfestival Essen (B). A little hazy almost brown colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of caramel, with coffee candy and fruits. The taste of caramel, with brown spiced biscuit. There is bitter with some fruits. The aftertaste is bitter sweet.
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
After the beer was served in the glass there was found a lasting quantity not wall adhesive white foam collar which was fine and evenly of structure. The beer also contained no carbonic acid in the glass.
The beer has a thick brown color and a sweet taste. The after tast of the beer is hoppybitter with a fruity touch. This beer smells anise-like.
daniele (7188) - ITALY - DEC 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
ambrato carico quasi scura non molta schiuma media persitenza naso speziato maltato frumento in bocca bilanciata armonica discrete note tostate ma morbide riscladante con un buon finale leggermente luppolato nel finale
Wim (3382) - Weelde, BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2010 hazy brown coloured body with a off white head a spicy fruity roasted malty aroma a spicy fruity malty bitter taste with a bitter finish