PotjeBier (2002) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle from De Bierkoning. Deep brown color with big beige head. Aroma’s of malt and spicy, aromatic hops. Roasted flavor, somewhat sweet and malty, with some hop bitterness. Medium bodied. Finishes with a nice bitterness. Well balanced, delicate brew.
tderoeck (6492) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2010
19/12/2010 - from tap @ Essen Kerstbierenfestival
Dark ruby to dark brown beer, creamy beige head, adhesive. Aroma: caramel, dried fruits, mocha. MF: ok carbon, medium body, creamy texture. Taste: mocha, coffee, hops, little caramel. Aftertaste: hops, red berries, coffee. One of the better beers during the festival.
BartC (726) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber colored beer. Herbal hoppy aroma. Complex bitter taste, some malty sweetness and fruity notes. Again a good beer of the Eem.
Benzai (10632) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber / brown color. Don’t really smell much. Taste lightly pine and hops. Decent carbo and medium body.
thirdeye11 (5817) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(33cl bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clear copper with a thick dark tan creamy head. Nose of raisin, sweet caramel, sweet break, and cookie dough. Taste is toasty, cherries, and caramel. Nice!
Borresteijn (5477) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning as Eem Xtreem Winter Dry Hopped. Clear dark reddish brown colour, creamy off white head. Aroma of some christmas spices, dark malts, dark fruits. Flavour is light sweet, malty, chocolate, spices, spicy and hoppy bitter finish. Medium bodied, soft mouthfeel. Nice.
Fin (8429) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Kerstbier Festival, Essen, Belgique, 18.12.10 This was my first hoppy beer of the day and it was a soft soapy hoppiness. Pouring light brown, soft carbonation, very interesting, quite pithy at times with grapefruit tingling the tastebuds. A7 A4 T7 P3 Ov14 3.5
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, Essen Kerstbierfestival 2011. Darker brown coloured beer with some very light carbonation and a dence off white head. Special sweet herby hinted aroma. Medium to full palate. Finish is sweet malty hinted with a slight alcoholic touch and rather dry near the end. Not bad.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye.
Deep amber with lots of tan head. Aromas of dark fruit, bready malt, and some spice. Taste of cherry, toasted and caramel malt, and some anise.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl, as XtrEem Winter, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2010, from De Bierkoning Amsterdam, complex brew, slightly bitter, yet easy to drink, balanced, hazy, good head, good Winter brew