bhensonb (9831) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
March 2006 bottle. Vinous, ripened fruit aroma. Dark amber color with a orange-beige head that did not stay, though it laced lightly while departing. Medium in body with very smooth carbonation. The flavor is something of overripe plum accompanied by sweet malt and mild spice. Heat is noticeable on the way to the finish, and it ends a bit dryish with arguably floral hop. Itís very sippable. Might be a counterpart to an American barleywine.
Garrold (345) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at House of Trembling Madness, York. Dark, cherry red. Big white head. Marzipan, cherries, mixed spice, toffee apples. Full bodied sweetness. Any dryness comes at the end, and stays for an age. lovely beer, just pipped on the day by the La Chouffe Níice.
rdixon77 (358) - Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour. Aroma of sweet malts, dark fruit, spices, and caramel. Really malty and bready taste. Plenty of holiday candied sugar and spice. Nice holiday Belgian.
EdwinLitzau (116) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mooie bruine kleur, weinig schuim. Ruikt metalig en naar wijn. Smaakt bijzonder goed!
Dazz3 (1429) - Hšllefors, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bishops ÷rebro. Pours amber with small white head. Smells sweey caramel malty, abit nutty and candy. Tastes caramel malty, grassy hoppy, mild bitter finish.
Eberndt (81) - - DEC 6, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle straight. Donít remember too much as I havenít drank this in a few years but I do remember liking it.
Geiserich (2912) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish to amber color, creamy off-white head. Aroma is fresh, sourly with fruity berrie notes (currants, plums). Flavor is sourly-sweet, malty, light roasty with fruity plum notes.
leaparsons (7493) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Rusty brown with an off white foam. Aromas are berries with caramel and vinous notes. Lemon and marzipan with funky, cheesy aspects. Spicy with oranges and hints of strawberry. Flavours are orange and lemon with musty cheese and a herbal character. Spicy with base toffee malts and medicine. Warming alcohol on the finish. Happy Christmas.
michcam8 (238) - Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark ruby red with a fluffy tan head. Aroma of Belgian sugars, bread, and some spice. Taste is not as noticeable, with the sweet malt/sugars the most prominant, and doughy yeast flavor on the tail end. Alcohol is hidden well, with no detection. Not a bad beer, but price would deter me from purchasing again.
DruncanVeasey (6621) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Warm bottle found under the stairs. The countdown begins here. Excitable cherry red pour with a piled nicotine whip of head. Banana-yeasty aroma with dried bark, plum brandy, brown sugar, clove, heady pear and orange liqueur snorts. Warm and yeasty with heady overripe stone fruit (plum, nectarine) peppered with alcohol heat, black cherry throat sweet and elusive spice. Finishes warm and medicinal with cherry and cough mixture. Fairly standard robust Belgian strong
Saeglopur (24) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - NOV 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from AmmersinO, Vienna. Red-brown clear body with creamy, long-lasting, medium bubbled, slightly beige head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, brown sugar, dark fruits, a bit roasted. Taste starts pretty sweet, with cherry, dark fruits, brown sugar, then it gets spicy and alcoholic and finishes slight bitter-dry, again with some dark fruits. Medium creamy body, with pretty strong carbonation and alcohol warming. Overall not bad, I like the end-to-end dark fruit touch, but itís a bit unbalanced and too less complex for my liking. There are some better Belgian christmas ales.