AndersR (195) - Århus, - DEC 27, 2003
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber with a huge white lasting head. Fruity bitter aroma. Well balanced bitter sweet flavor: malts, caramel, rasins. I like it!
AbouAli (187) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 10, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A lot of spices aromas and caramel notes. Color brown with no head. Waterly not very good, not a lot of body.
Douberd (2902) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(De Koninck Winterkoninck) Bottle 330 ml at home, as De Koninck Winter, served into a tall tulip, ABV 6.5%
Nice amber colour on the body, with lazy activity in it, and a tall and thick tan head on top. Very good retention, light lacing on the glass.
On the aroma light toffee, interesting hoppy notes too.
Taste is fruity, some caramel and light toffee, sugar and marmalade, red fruits.
Medium thin body, high carbonation.
markschiedon (317) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drinking from tab.
Caramel in the aroma.
The clear brown beer has a large brown head.
Taste doesn’t top average. Not bad, not great.
StueyD (1330) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazelnut brown coloured beer with a weak white head. A light fruity aroma, some sweet spice, a little bit like cough candy! Dry mouthfeel. The taste does follow on from the aroma, with lots of ripe fruit, sweet clove spice, and a caramel, boiled sweet flavour, which is all tempered with a mild sourness. The finish is mildly sour with a lot of fruit and spice.
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androman (682) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
25cl on tap @ Kafé België, Utrecht.
Body is clear, brown,
Head is small, creamy, cream-white, mostly lasting, excellent lacing.
Aroma is light roasted, herbs, watery.
Taste is medium sweet, light bitter, light sour.
Finish is average lasting light roasty bitter, watery.
Medium body, thin to oily texture, soft carbonation.
Easy dessert beer.
bonkiedeaap (364) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Dranken Verheijen in Poppel. The beer has a deep amber color and a nice large head, with a lot of bubbles. In the aroma clear tones of dark fruits, caramel, hops and malts. The taste is nicely balanced, with balance between a sweet taste, bitterness and a taste of roasted dark malts. The finish is fruity and light bitter.
Japalo (1328) - DENMARK - DEC 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@home. Small head. Copper clear.
Prune estery fruity. Caramel. Some almond notes. Sweet medium mouthfeel. Served with fish dish by Isabella.
Earlier Rating: 1/4/2014 Total Score: 3.5
Bottle@Isabellas farewell diner. Brown clear. Small head. Toffee biscuit notes. Sharp tart dry alcoholic taste. Dry medium wooden finish. Straight brew.
gnoff (8118) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at The Queen Hotel, Eindhoven, on December 12, 2014.
Clear dark copper color, dense tan head. Semi-sweet, fruity, Belgian yeast character, some alcohol, toasty, light grainy taste. Alcohol, grainy, fruity aftertaste. To the smooth side mouthfeel, medium bitterness that lingers some. Sweet, fruity, alcohol scent.
JulienHuxley (3807) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at restaurant Lieve. Dark brown pour with thin white head. Aroma is nutty, spicy, some dried fruit pretty typical belgium, nice toasty notes. Taste is sweet but pretty balanced, not too sweet or yeasty, light toasty notes to balance, not too boozy. Palate is med-full bodied with good carbonation. Decent.
kermis (6067) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Rootz Winterbeer festival. Pours clear Amber brown with an off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, light dark fruits and a little yeast. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.