Listigovers (573) - Toronto, Ontario, - DEC 26, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A truly wonderful brew! A strong sweet winey aroma with lots of spice. This is absolutely the definition of a full bodied beer, it will warm you to the core on the coldest of winter nights. Perfectly spiced, with no specific flavour overpowering the others, which is a serious issue with some of the winter beers I have tried. Perfectly smoothed, tingles the tongue, lovely. Highly recommended for anyone.
King_Alex_II (793) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 1, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown color with long lasting foam layer. Cookie and alcoholic smell. The taste is quite strong and the alcohol overwhelms most of the other flavors. The aftertaste still has a strong alcoholic aftertaste.
sir__v (1293) - Lille, FRANCE - DEC 1, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: hazy dark amber beer with no carbonation and medium pour ivory white head. Smell: caramel, toffee, butter. High malt domination. Caramel and alcohol yeast. Taste: medium body with bad balance and alcohol taste. Caramel malt and you don’t have the toffee as the nose but alcohol. Bad attenuation. Aftertaste: yeast alcohol.
northropfrye (2916) - 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 (51) - 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.