slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottled 8/07, sampled 2/09. unfortunately my first impression even before i poured was a brown sludge around the inner rim of the bottle that looked like a rusted shower drain. poured an amber orange with a thin white head and some sediment on the bottom. aroma was a unique but uninspiring mix of yeasty spice, fruit and hops. mouthfeel was of course highly carbonated and a bit thin and dry. flavor was ok. ultimately i can appreciate the uniqueness of the beer, but didn’t particularly like the end result. low drinkability."
ippopotamo36 (365) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33 bottle purchased in Rome and consumed in Kosovo (no worries Matt/Marko, there is one for you). Pours a dark amber/coppery color, oily texture, extremely cloudy with a tick and frothy off-white head. Nose: astringent citrus skin, green pepper grains, spices, malts. Mouth: medium tartness, palate balanced bitterness, malty notes and elegant dry end. Spices in background. Lovely and different Christmas beer.
solidfunk (4492) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a underlying backbone of astringent citrus peel. Pours cloudy amber with good head and lacing. Sour and light bitter finish. Some floral yeast. Palate full and varied. Tap at eulogy.
ForlornHope (100) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle at home. Aroma of caramel and malt, baked bread and cereal. Pours a nice copper colour with a small, white head that diminishes quickly. Great taste of sweet malt, fruit and has a dry bitterness. On the palate, full bodied, long bitter finish with a warming aftertaste that normally comes with much stronger ales. A very good beer, balanced and well-crafted, exactly what one would expect from a brewery like De Ranke.
Krigla (68) - SLOVENIA - SEP 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 0.33l. Hazy amber colour with big cramy white head. Yeasty aroma. Taste is sour/bitter with strong bitter aftertaste. Average carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden. Overal very good beer.
deanso (5739) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from Speciaalbierwinkel, Leiden.
Thick creamy white head. Cloudy amber pour. A bit sweet and yeasty. Still a pretty decent beer.
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ranke’s Christmas beer, with light beige, thin but stable, creamy head and deep peach blond colour with brownish hue. Fruity and estery aroma of apple, mango, apricot, caramel and fresh green hops. Malty and fruity in the mouth, light sweetness, more drying spiciness in the finish with a refreshing, thirst-quenching, resinous, aromatic hop bitterness in the end. Atypical for a Belgian Christmas beer but very good - and I had not expected anything less from this brewery.
kingstoni (1582) - FINLAND - SEP 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy pale amber color with a thick foamy off-white head. Earthy aroma of yeast, malt and some spices. Medium sour taste with a slightly bitter finish. Medium body.
langeveld12 (255) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Average frothy off-white head, slowly diminishing. Hazy copper sparkling body.
Contains sweet (dried) fruits, forest fruits, citrus fruits, spices (cinnamon)
Light acidic, then bitter and sweet, then sweet and finally bitter.
Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation.
I like the aroma's but the changes in flavor are a bit harsh.
Icedwarf (435) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lichtbruin troebel bier met schuim. Smaak is krachtig, bitter hoppig en licht zoet. Blijft lang hangen. Erg goed bier.