DJoer (1159) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium white head, orange golden coloured body, fruity yeasts herby floral, alcohol yeasts herby medium to high carbonation, medium bitter,
aleksander9 (1226) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
-2012. Draught mikkeller bar- fresh, punch-in-face, apricot, belgian yeast and caramel. Sweet, thick spicy, honey caramel, nutmeg and Alcohol finish. Overall: happy triple Christmas!
Hopverdju (473) - BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Goudblond bier met fijn witte schuimkraag. Geur: een zuurtje, moutig, beetje muf, kruiden. Smaak: zoet, honing, blonde basterdsuiker. Afdronk: wat alcoholisch en zoet.
tmrmwel (1665) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, spec brew 2005, enjoyed 10 years after bottling. Pours light hazy golden with some sediments, and a nice creamy off white head. Aroma is sweet roasted malts with bread, rum raisins, prunes and dark fruits. Full, velvety creamy body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is roasted malts with bread and toffee, notes of nuts and wood, and dark fruits with raisins, prunes and figs, as well as kandi and nice sherry notes. Lingering sweet malty finish with wood and dark fruits. Still beautiful after ten years.
milo91hd (188) - Lecce, ITALY - DEC 31, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottiglia. Color ambrato carico con un cappello di schiuma compatta e persistente. Aroma stupendo, sembra un dolce natalizio, frutta candita, zucchero, caramello e frutta sotto spirito. Al palato si riprendono tutti gli aromi, l’alcool si fa sentire un pochino e riscalda la bevuta. Favolosa.
hackobock (3213) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
December 29, 2015. Bottle, vintage 2010 and 2015.
Hazy dark orange with a medium sized white head. Aroma is sweet malty and fruity with candi sugar, caramel, dried fruit , grapes some cloves notes and spices.
Taste is sweet, soft bitter.
Finish is sweet with bread, candi sugar, dried fruits, some banana and grapes, very soft bitter grass and hay notes.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation.
2015 was too young with a bit too much glue notes, fruity esters and slightly harsh grassy bitterness.
2010 was much better, sweeter with more dried fruits and softer bitterness.
Jokestereo (281) - SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 2015. Pours orange with a thin white head. Aroma; banana, dades, orange peels, prunes, raisin, apricot, yeast and some alcohol. Flavours; dades, prunes, apricot, some caramel and alcohol.
From 2010. Pours amber with a thin white head. Dades, apricot, prunes, orange peels and caramel. Flavours; Dades, prunes, apricot and caramel. 2010 is way better than the 2015.
linusb (649) - SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Light brown/dark orange, almost no head. N: Vanilla, dates, figs, apricot T: dates, caramel, figs, apricot O: Flavours really settled nice!
ElDesmadre (3078) - Mikołów, POLAND - DEC 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from JefVerstraete, thanks! Initially bursting with red fruit, it soon becomes a beery interpretation of white wine, enriched with notes of coriander, cardamom, peppery phenols, apricot, sweet citrus and herbs. It’s very sweet, almost syrupy but the discernible ABV justifies that. By discernible ABV I mean only the warming touch on the palate, as I didn’t get any boozy notes. Excellently balanced, very rich beer for slow sipping.
ChtiBreizh (456) - Rennes, FRANCE - DEC 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at La Capsule, Lille. Light golden with a thin white head. Orange peel, banana, spices. Medium sweet with a drier and moderate bitter finish. Full bodied, sticky mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Probably worth tasting an aged sample.