climberbob (104) - Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at GBD in DC. Thin head, fruitier and a bit sweeter than expected. Decent enough Xmas beer.
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JorgeLee (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Moeder Fontainas. Amberish gold, thin white foam. A solid Belgian ale, quite malty, rich, a little fruity booze, restrained yeast spice, pleasantly balanced off with a bitter finish. Decent enough.
floydslip (102) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice looking hazy chestnut brown beer with a thin white head that lasts. Nose of sour yeast, cardamon, and lemon grass. Flavor is a bit different than the smell, mainly because the sourness is not too prominent, instead being replaced by a surprising sweet malty character followed by sweeter spices, such as nutmeg and cinnamon. Combined with tight bubbles, and a smooth mouth feel, this is a pleasant beer that doesn’t overwhelm, but still manages to have a complex flavor profile. One of the better holiday beers I’ve tasted.
Hanoi (212) - - NOV 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose is dust, yeast, grass, hey, pepper. Taste is very bitter, leading yeast, grass, hey, grain and resin finish. There is a slight undertones, of sweetness and spice in the finish. Mouthfeel is slick.
It’s a very nice Belgian beer, but is festive in name only for me, I don’t really see why it is a Christmas drink so loses points.
EddyBeer1 (576) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ambrée trouble, effervescence moyenne-faible, col très fin. Les malts clairs laissent rapidement place à une bonne amertume dont la réglisse ajoutée sort en grand vainqueur, ce qui n’empêche pas la bière d’être assez bien équilibrée, grâce à de toutes petites notes de miel. Enfin une bière de Noël qui sort du lot. Merci De Ranke!
Niller (341) - Hammel, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap@Fermentoren, CPH. Hazy amber colour with a white head. Fruity taste. Hops, malt, some caramel, grain malts. Dry spicy finish.
Desverger (867) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap@Fermentoren - pours a fuzzy amber in colour, with medium white head. Light citrus floral hops meet sweet caramel grainy malts, sweet yeasts, some slight spice at the end.
patricks110 (1486) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A thin line of lacing foam sticks easily to the glass as the head subsides slowly to a thin layer of bright white bubbles. The nose seems a bit out of place with the style as it is predominant with citric and grassy hops, toasted caramel and bready malts, mild spiced notes and a bit of alcohol warmth. A subtle yet pervasive funky aroma sticks to the nose throughout the tasting lending a bit of intrigue to this beer. The mid palate of taste is smooth and somewhat fruity with mild citrus hop notes as well as hints of apple and pear combining well with notes of toasted wheat, caramel, cereal grains and light licorice/anise spice flavors. The finish has a moderate bitterness that lingers unexpectedly into the aftertaste leaving mild resinous notes and sweet fruity flavors.
kraddel (1920) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at bierhuyske
pours clear amber, good white head
smell is very much ’ green vegetables’ with an .. almost earthy character to it
high carbo . bitterness, with that ’green ’ aspect . very spiced.
aftertaste is like bile ... sounds very bad, while it aint. but they have way better beers ...
BoltonDK (427) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home.
Nice hoppy nose, sweet.
Hazy light amber, creamy white head.
Medium body, malty , hoppy.