wyzzywyz22 (1644) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, Red Zebra, Derby. Somewhat hazy recollection of this effort, as the last beer of a good session, but I don’t think anything truly memorable happened here. Dark brown and somewhat excessively sweet were my enduring and only memories.
CapedBrewsader (266) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle at home: Slight gusher. Cloudy dark chestnut beer with a small yellowed-tan head. Heavy spice aroma. A cross between gingerbread and chai tea. Deep, but subdued, dark molasses plays well with the over gingered gingerbread. Cinnamon, clove, cardamom, etc. All the winter spices you can think of. Aroma is quite nice. Ginger fades but is easily stirred back up. Light muddled malt character on the nose too. Once tasted I am quite qurprised by the upfront sugar sweetness. It wasn’t so apparent on the nose. Spice is possibly even bigger here as well. Definite cinnamon kicked through with an odd molasses, maple, and tea leaf. Carbonation is not heavy but it really gets you in the back of the throat. Medium body but overly sweet finish. Some earthy spicy bitterness is present but it gets pushed out by the syrupy sugar. Interesting beer with a nice aroma.. perhaps a full glass is too much though.
fonefan (29292) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear medium to dark red amber color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, bread, spicy, cinnamon, cardamom, white carnation. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and light bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (050908)
omhper (17478) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Hazy ruby, small beige head. Aroma and flavour of cheap white wine. Sweet and sour, citric and soapy. Light notes of maple syrup that hides in cranberry lambic. Confusing.
Bart (2919) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Darker brown almost black coloured beer with an average off-white to brown coloured head and little carbonation. Chocolate roasted light sweet sour caramel touched aroma. Full light sweet sour palate. Finish is nicely balanced, sweeter caramel creamy touched with some speculoos and cinnamon touches. Nice one.
Wim (2331) - Weelde, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark brown coloured body with a off white head a sweet spicy malty aroma a sweet grainy malty taste with a spicy bitter finish nice one
Borresteijn (3653) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ KBF in Geel. Deep dark brown beer, off white head. Aroma of maple syrup, brown sugar. Flavour is sweet, maple syrup, alcohol and a bit of eucalyptus and cloves. Sticky sweet finish.
Yves (1831) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light brown coloured beer with small off white head. Herby (cinnamon) spicy aroma. Full sweet palate. Finish is sweet little dry and herby. Nice one.
yespr (26115) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden amber with a collapsing and creamy tan head. Mild spiced and slight malty aroma. Mild citric to apple fruity too. Dense sweet flavour with a distinct spice note. Cardemomme and cinnamon dominant flavoured. Sweet and spiced finish.
faroeviking (10300) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella. Hazy red-amber colour. Sweet spiced deep malty aroma. Quite spiced flavour with mildly roasted malt and caramel along with a pleasant bitterness. A beer for Christmas.