someviking (132) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
vintage 2009. pours a cloudy yellow orange color with lots of stray yeast floaters. extreme fizzyness looks like it’s going to have a carbonated bite to it. aroma is spices along with some caramel malts. hmm taste is nothing like i expected from a Belgian brewery. reminds me a a typical cream ale but a lot better than anything I’ve had in that style. wow this is good! tastes opens up more with every sip. it’s not such a complex and big beer but it’s done so well. very solid beer
Krigla (45) - 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 (5370) - 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 (1824) - 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 (1520) - 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 (227) - 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 (338) - 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.
JohnnyJ (4369) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Slightly cloudy amber pour, with an off white head. Bread, cardboard, berry, a bit fruity, spiiced, mild black pepper, and light sourness. Not much like a Christmas ale. Ok
melush (753) - SPAIN - APR 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en www.biirkonnen.com. color ambar. Sabor a lupulo, malta, citrico, ligeramente dulce, con regusto amargo.
Iznogud (637) - CROATIA - APR 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 750 ml at Pivkan, Zagreb. Pours cloudy orange with white head. Fruits and yeast in aroma. Sweet fruity flavor with some spices. Bitter finish.
goozen (2973) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 0,33ltr: Hazy amber coloured brew with an dry bitter taste and hints of spices and citrus. They good with hoppy beers at the De Ranke, also with spices.