DuffMan (7996) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, - JAN 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. I know that this is a well-crafted Belgian ale, but I didn’t like it very much. Very estery and yeasty, with lots of noble hops providing an astringent pithy bitterness. Nothing dark or spicy or cakey or festive. It’s like Christmas without snow. Poo.
MarkoNm (1476) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUL 30, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy golden-amber color, topped with afairly small white head. Malty aroma with notes of fruit and yeast. Some alcohol presence and slightly spicy. Taste is sweet, malty and yeasty. Some spices in the finish as well as gentle bitterness. Well, not really my kind of beer, but passable.
bkurtz (1006) - PERU - JUN 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Pours a cloudy, amber/orange with a big, creamy head and lacing. Sweet and spice aromas with something phenolic. The taste is in a good spot with an alcohol note. Liked it.
jamaty (1239) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ambar miel oscura. Espuma y efervescencia de tripel, pero no lo es. Color mas de dubble. Pero tampoco lo es. Aroma agrio, fermentado. Sabor complejo y diferente, con tono general muy amargo, tipo IPA y con recuerdo a naranja. Cuerpo y textura de tripel, con carbonatacion alta. Final seco y amargo con un ligero toque agrio como en el aroma. Curiosa. Hibrida. Merece probarla.
chinchill (2989) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle with a BB date of 2018.
Poured, with some sediment, into a Belgian snifter. Hazy honey colored body is topped by a decent sized and quite durable head. Splotchy lacing.
Aroma: sweet and fruity with a fair amount of alcohol.
Flavor: moderately bitter. Bready, nutty and lightly fruity.
O: An Xmas ale that is neither sweet nor spicy, this will break some expectations for some.
RW80 (1274) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Appearance: Amber coloured beer, with a small head.
Aroma: Malt, yeast and spices.
Taste: Moderate sweet,with a decent bitterness in the finish. Some fruit, some light malts,yeast and spices. Long sweet and tart finish with some bitterness. .dry finish.
medium body, average carbonation.
Yingwait (56) - Taipei, TAIWAN - MAY 4, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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Hamirubi (310) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10cl sample at the Zythos Beer Festival (Leuven, April 25th 2015). The De Ranke winter beer. A very bitter one with a long finish. Hoppy and malt aromas.
JStax (3773) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. Clear copper with a big white head of foam. Very good retention. The aroma is floral, juicy, a little spicy. Mildly bitter and nicely sweet. Dries out to a pleasant floral bitterness. Crisp finish. Medium carbonation. Very easy drinking. Dangerous at 7%.
neepsntatties (1369) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Colour...hazy, dark gold with a huge white head. Nose...fruity, sweetly spicy and quite yeasty. Palate...tangy, moderately plush and quite frothy with waves of orchard fruit, esters, peach pits, apricot skins and lemon zest. The finish is long and sweetly tart.
Smithld1 (32) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle in Christmas selection pack. Pours hazy orangey blond. Somewhat fizzy and sour. Spicy notes with clove quite dominant. Packs a punch Abv wise but not great drinking