cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ruddy brownish chestnut colored pour with a sturdy foamed head. Yeasty Belgian maltyness to smell with a souring berry cheweyness and lingering musty funk in between. Berry chocolate flavors with cardboard and a deepened staleness that yields a fruited funk ensemble. Medicinal brandy finishing with a champagne sparkle. Good in close proximity to a fire. A solid brew that packs a potent punch.
northropfrye (2915) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured into Delirium Noel glass. Dark amber body, lots of fizzy off-white head and nice lacing. Dry yeasty dried fruit aroma. Taste is rich sweet, with a dry finish, dried fruit, maybe some biscuit, a touch of booze. Quite nice.
cards04 (2473) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A tasty ale, but don’t get a lot of Christmas in this. Dried fruit and banana aromas and flavours.. Maybe a bit reminiscent of fruit cake. Good stuff.
Hikeg (143) - - NOV 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing head, good lacing. Normal, dark amber body. Moderate malty aroma, with notes of straw and cereal. Light hoppy aroma, with notes of herbs and grass. Moderate yeasty aroma, with notes of sweat, horse blanket and mold. Notes of prune, date, pear, butter and coriander. Moderate sweet, light bitter and light acidic initial flavor. Average, light sweet, moderate bitter and light acidic finish. Medium body. Watery texture. Soft carbonation. Moderate alcoholic, light astringent finish
Desverger (5077) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap@taphouse, Copenhagen - Amber pour with off white head. Aroma and taste is sweet malty and fruity, some caramel, toffee, dark dried fruit, spices, fruity, pretty decent.
Icedwarf (926) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Donkerbruin tot zwart bier met schuim. Smaak is erg krachtig alcohol, licht zoet met sporen van bessen en citrus. Is minder zoet en gekruid dan de standaard kerstbieren. Etiket is inmiddels iets gewijzigd.
s_hartshorne (2531) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bier huis ossett. Red good beige head. Aroma is fruity malts. Taste cherry sweet bread you malts good spice yeast nice hoppy finish. Nice mouthfeel prickly carbonation. Decent stuff.
kingaugusta (49) - Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours copper-brown with a foamy tan head. Nose is very belgian and yeasty with some brown sugar, apple, and just a hint of spice. Flavor is malty on the front with a lot of carbonation, fades to a bit more yeast and earthy notes on the back. Alcohol is well hidden. Well-made but not as good as I had hoped.
DonKromann (30) - DENMARK - NOV 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From tap. Pours clear golden. The aroma strikes me with apples and cloves.
The taste is sweet and spicy. Apple sweetness, and cinnamon and clove spice. The alcohol volume is not that present in the taste, and might strike one unexpectedly. Nice and aromatic in flavour.
Rubin77 (326) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
F: pale brown, huge, average lasting,
C: dark red to amber, a little hazy.
A: malt, raisins, molasses, candy, banana, mango, pineapple, hint of spicy, yeast.
T: malty, brown sugar, candy, banana, spicy, cloves, cinnamon, dates, raisins, full body, more than average carbo, very well done winter beer, worth to try.
MrOrla (1171) - Odense C, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample c4. Pours Deep Amber/red with a Off white head. Aroma of yeast. Spice, fruity, alcohol, yeasty. Taste is the very sweet and spicey, dusty. Blah