SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. Merry Xmas! Pours an amber color with a foamy off white head. Nose is sweet candies, lightly malty. Taste is sweet sugary, light candies, some brown sugar, caramel sweet malt. Finishes lightly bitter with and leaves a nice velvet layer in the mouth.
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 24, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2006 Very nice, sweet and soft, but very strong, nice prcentage and is not tiring in alcohol flavor, I am glad I found it.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear orange beer with a thin fast disappearing off white head. Malty and yeasty aroma with a peach fruityness and a light alcohol note. Malty flavor with a sharp alcohol note, light peppery dry finish.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
hereís a confectionary delight. this is christmas eye candy with itís faux crockery and foil and fantasy elephants. itís kiddy candy in itís caramel and fruitcake sweetness-- and adult candy in itís artful and easily imbibed potency. the color is the warm, toasted orange of a st. bernard, the head is frothy enough to dollop atop a cup of cocoa. to rival any potpourri basket is an aroma rife with a melange of dried fruits: pineapple, papaya, plum, rum raisin and almond. there is gourmet hop butter and the mold that grows on old brown apples, there is a musty old auditorium where the aging polished pine mingles with a dozen generations of sweat and mildew. the flavor is predictably sweet: hummingbirds would not only drink it, but would compose epic narratives about itís sublime and magical properties. noel has a gentle carb, a full body, light acidity, and acres of peachy plenitude, orange danish, enough bourbon to open a bar, enough yeast to open a bakery, enough good vibes to open a holistic healing center. happy holidays, rejoice --follow your own holy star, hob nob with wise men-- and after a couple of these you might find yourself waking up in a manger.
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a nice christmas brew. The soul of tremens is in there, with the typical phenolic belgian yeast notes. Cinnamon takes over after the very initial impression on the tongue. Medium-bodied not too carbonated. The spices and yeast notes cover up the alcohol really well.
Finn (4681) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pretty beer: Golden brown colour with a lasting, tanned head. Spicy aroma. Cinnamon and other spices in the taste. An unvaried aftertaste where you notice the alcohol.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown and red color, big lasting beige head. Strongly spicy aroma, mild caramel and sweetness, also some alcohol in aroma. Medium to full bodied. Caramel, spices, medium alcohol in flavor, spices last in aftertaste with some alcohol and dryness, but not for very long. Nice lace in glass. Fine christmas brew.
antzman (315) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml. Pours a dark copper red with a thin head. The aroma is loaded with spices... cinnamon, clove, a hint of cherry. The flavor is excellent. You can tell there is some Tremens hiding in there, but the winter spices just add to the flavor. Nice cherry finish. The alcohol is masked well, and could cause a rough night if the drinker is not aware
hershiser2 (1328) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep coppery color with a small white head. Spicy aroma, sinnamon and clove maybe. Lots of spice in the flavor as well. Nice.
MPA (860) - Amager (form. NÝrrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - DEC 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured nicely with a good size head. Aroma of spices and yeast (no elephant dung though - what a shame). Spices, malt and caramel on the tongue (still no elephant dung). The 10% alcohol in this is not that apparent, so itíll hit you hard - and thus, the pink elephant (without dung).