UDBeernut (1254) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark amber with ruby hints, cream colored head. massive orange peel nose. sweetness prevails, licourice, spice, orange peels and some citrus. medium body. sweetness becomes cloying.
Marstonlad (269) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Alko, Helsinki. A color of dark brown, almost black with a medium-sized, dense head that leaves lasting lacing. Aroma of sweet malts, strong notes of licorice, raisin, spices and perhaps a little Christmas-style spiciness too. When tasted, the first thing that springs to mind is the delightfully smooth, full palate and then the flavour of licorice that is, however, not as overpowering as in the easter version of Gouden Carolus. Sweet maltiness and spiciness are well present too and the tasting experience is crowned by the aforementioned full, smooth palate. Hops do not feature but the taste is long with a good malt and yeast character. Alcohol is not around. A great Christmas beer, probably my favourite from these wonderful Gouden Carolus ales.
Dermi (560) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl, bottled. Shared. Pours clear dark ruby with a small beige head. Aroma: Fruity, caramel, yule spices. Taste: Sweet, roasted bitterness at background. Slight sour component. Citrus. Soapy malt. Raisins. Palate: Medium body, quite moderate carbonation. Pretty good.
Tide (1284) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Alko. Dark brown color, beige head. Bittersweet taste with lots of toffee, dark fruits, syrup, licorice, a bit of alcohol, spices, cookie dough and earthy notes. Bittersweet finish with toffee, citrus and warming alcohol. Excellent belgian strong for the winter season.
Hermod (2580) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Dark brown, lacing, lasting white head. Strong medicinal aroma, anise, licorice. Flavor has anise, licorice, sweetness. Long sweet finish with anise lingering. Alcohol warmth. Quite tasty, very spicy brew.
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jookos (1312) - FINLAND - NOV 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (33cl). Dark chestnut colour. Really nice aroma- a deep belgian double- like sweet malty, slight plum raisiny, yeasty background with a nicely balanced anis/fennel front. Full thick oily body, some sweetness, but with enough bitters in the finish to wipe the palate clean. Good malts, some candi flavours. A bit of a strange vegetal thing too, but kept on a leash. This is just an awesome sipper for a cold winter evening. Iíd probably get tired of the fennel after a while, but right now it feels great.
ration (1840) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
101113. Bottle at home. Pours clear dark ruby/brown with a nice head. Aroma sites, Belgian yeast. Slightly sweet tooth pa paste like taste. Much more balanced than the Easter beer. Not Bad.
Patrickctenchi (2500) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy, dark brown with a thick tan head.
Spicy licorice aroma.
Licorice, dark fruit, raisin and mint flavor.
Creamy vanilla, malty.
Beerheart65 (800) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, clear with beige frothy head that leaves lacing and stays nicely. Strong aromatic aroma has salty licorice, medical herbs, anise. Medium body, lots of warming alcohol, Belgian yeast, herbs, long finish, soft carbonation. Really much herbs and flavors with nice nuances also, tasty.
HopfenWeisse (812) - - NOV 8, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really dark brown color with nice lasting head. Aroma is dark fruits, licuorice. Flavor is sweet, yeast, dark fruits, warming alcohol.