conway (1310) - - FEB 25, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear dark gold with a big off white head. Aroma is caramel, vanilla, apple and floral Belgian yeast. Taste starts off with the apple, giving way to some caramel, huge alcohol punch and a roasty malt note in the finish. Medium-thick chewy mouthfeel and relatively strong carbonation. This is an old favorite from before I started rating beers so I was really looking forward to having this again. It did not disappoint.
Tstamba (290) - Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Max's . Golden pour with no carbonation. Interesting flavor reminds me of root beer ... Good stuff!
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AndresTM (306) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The pour is clear mahogany with a fizzy beige head. Fruity nose of guava, peaches, juniper berries, alcohol, caramel, honey, floral notes, and candi sugar. Very interesting esters all around. The taste is sweet with a bitter backbone. Medium to thick mouthfeel with a substantial body and gentle carbonation. Very good.
EamonTheGreat (120) - USA - FEB 6, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wonderful aroma hits you as soon as you greet this Belgian Strong Ale. Hints of plum, raisins, and malt on the nose. The taste is slightly sweet yet the hops shine through. The finish is smooth and refreshing. An amazing Belgian Strong from one of my favorite Belgium Breweries, De Dolle.
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Anatole (90) - BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Contrairement à la plupart des bières de Noel, celle ci n’est pas noire ou brune. Bière très complexe et riche: agrumes, miel, épices, alcool présent.
Indispensable... et à laisser vieillir !
chimpgibbon (278) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Cornelius Bruges. 2012 version. Somehow expected this to be dark, but slightly hazy gold with energetic fizz. First impression is that it’s way too sweet for me, but after 2-3 sips it’s full character comes through. Fruity in a plum/raisin way, and wrapped in that warm boozy blanket that never overpowers despite being up front. There’s a zing here too though, both on the palate with little tingles at the sides of the tongue, and in the taste which veers from that sweet fruity booze to a medium dryness with hints of clove and banana along the way. Packs a punch at 9am too! Very good indeed.
Dogbones (116) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing clear golden in color. Tastes like banana bread. Thick on the tongue. Can’t wait to try the reserva.
Gary (1324) - Brentford, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled: On Friday I had a bottle of this and I was too wasted to rate it ... ; ; Toffee apple covered over butter and booze ..white grape covered in chocolate brownies and tart bitterness . Fucken good sipper... beautiful texture .
ABT_S54 (119) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl in a Delirium Noel glass. Pours a bright orange colour with lots of carbonation for such a strong beer. Almost quadruple-like in its richness and flavours. Tremendously strong in flavour and alcohol. This beer does not hide its ABV well. Very boozy and (along with Aventinus Eisbock) the strongest (tasting) beer I have sampled. Very good and will evolve with age - good job I have some for Christmas 2014 and 2015 cellaring.
Lukaduke (2000) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a copper color with three fingers of fizzy eggshell foam, some floaties. The nose is a steady mix of fruit fuji apple, white grapes, pepper, clove and a touch of sweet wildflower honey. The palate follows the nose and is boozy yet very drinkable. Nice balance of sweet grainy fruit and boozy yeast profile. Pepper, cinnamon, honey, apple, fig some earthy almost cognac booziness. Bitter finish with some heat.