Brix (633) - DENMARK - MAR 14, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted 2010-03-13. Bottle from 2009. Pours golden / amber with off-white head. Sweet ’n’ spicey - christmas style. A little cloying, and with a slight metallic aftertaste, but overall a decent, drinkable brew.
DenverLogan (626) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper color; small disapating head. Slight aroma of amber malt, caramel and toffee. Flavor also has notes of ginger, orange liquor, mixed spices and flowers like a light saison but this is a Winter brew, Brazil nuts, medium toasted malts, and honey. I’ve had this beer many times over the years and am always happy to see it again, though it’s not as big and bold as many of the Belgian holiday brews. This one I’m having is fresh but I’ve aged it and find it’s good at least two years old.
Metalhead (615) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fresh bottle 2 mos old.The first couple whiffs of this were pretty good. Mandarin oranges,some spice and candy like fruitiness. The first couple sips were the same. Within 10 mins or so everything good about this beer just faded out and it ended up tasting like a slightly sweet amber beer with some of those St. Joseph orange aspirin tossed in and a too dryish finish.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Orange, with a smaller head. Unpleasant aroma. I certainly taste some citrus, probably orange. Kind of like a bad orange soda. Not very good.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
NOUVEAU GOUT. Dark red in color, rich with a tight-bubbled, tan, sustained head. Aroma is intense with tangerines and candied apple, sweet, and a touch of chocolate. Flavor is same as the aroma. Simple, straightforward, good development of intense flavors (to the point of almost being overwhelming) on the palate, lush for such a low alcohol beer, and pretty unique. Just a right amount of bitterness hits late in the profile to finish the beer.
ryanscourt (456) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Amber/copper in color, fairly clear. Metallic, malty aroma. Taste is of burnt malts with belgium like spiciness. Lively carbonation. Strange flavor profile. Didn’t do much for me.
psilosophy (448) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - JAN 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 25cl. Une couleur franchement ambrée, une mousse honnète qui tient correctement. Elle ressemble clairement à son illustre soeur : la Jenlain ambrée, le malt torréfié, le caramel et le bouquet automnal. Toutefois, malgrè un degré d’alcool légèrement inférieur, elle semble un peu plus corsée et accessoirement, un peu moins bonne! Trouvée à 8 à 8 - Vitry en Artois
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark reddish color with a quickly disappearing white head. Smell is of orange peel and some spice. Taste is sort of like watered down orange pop, which isn’t a good thing. This could have been so much better, but it wasn’t. Mouthfeel was thin, with medium carbonation. I didn’t really care for this one, I would maybe try it again in a very distant future.
anders8000 (390) - aarhus.c., DENMARK - JUL 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
color is rusted deep red. Aroma reminded me of kids medacine with the yeast, light sweetness and odd fruit mix of grape and pit fruit. Taste was robust malt but a little different. Good experience to have but not amazeing.
mwesth (279) - Skovlunde, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber biere de garde. Spicy, fullbodied. The aftertaste has some kind of orange-like bitternes, which I do not like.