Erasmus_ro (1484) - Alabama, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, BBE 09092012. Pours a dark, auburn amber with a medium, off-white, large-bubbled head. Aroma is sour and alcoholic with prune, dark cherries, sweet, syrupy maltiness. Taste is a bit sour as well. Malts, alcoholc, some dried fruit and spiciness, mostly caramelly maltiness. Palate is very carbonated, medium. Aroma makes you expect a lot, but the taste is just very one-dimensional.
swoopjones (6218) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Blue monk, Buffalo. Caramel colored pour. Red wine aroma, raisins, other dark dried fruits, grapes add to solid aroma 7+. Sweet raisiny flavor, quad like features, taste a little dusty or old. Creamier mouthfeel. Pretty good
pilgrimoutlaw (805) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 vintage bottle on Christmas Eve 2011. Pours reddish brown with foamy tan head. Toffee, dark fruits, cinnamon, cereal. Moderately sweet with low bitterness. Better than I expected.
darrennelson12 (435) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
In bottle; aroma was somewhat sweet, poured dark brown. Tried this side by side with Delerium Noel and would say I enjoyed this beer more. Medium body, almost a carbonated feel and taste. No major notes stand out but a good easy drinking beer.
teddybeer (2351) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Dark brown with frothy tan head good lacing and perfect lasting. Aroma is spicy dry fruits and alcoholic. Flavour is nutty brown sugar dense on palate with a long final bready buttery and moderate sweet. Carbonation is soft. Body is light. From my point of view Gulden Draak is much better than this one.
RD400F (205) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: kinda gross...grainy, boozey, faint spices and raisin bread.
Appearance: Transparent dark amber with a chunky off white head.
Taste: Spices, malt, some gingerbread and raisin. Kinda weak though...there’s a soury bitterness which doesn’t bode well with me.
Palate: Watery, unbalanced, thin and a little awkward in the mouth.
Overall: Not horrible but it could use a bit of refinement. Otherwise a bit too average.
KyotoLefty (6739) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Asahiya. Plum, cherry, alcohol, caramel nose. A bit spicy, with raisin. Reddish brown with a tall head. Chewy choco and caramel, figs and raisins, some alcohol. Like a brownie. Tasty and chewy. Light enough but full. Very nice.
Niels_1992 (7) - - DEC 11, 2011 does not count
1.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
The beer has a beautiful appearance, and a nice white head with the foam sticking to the glass.
It´s taste isn´t as strong as the normal guldendraak, but it´s quite good for a ´lighter´ beer.
grunx (367) - - DEC 7, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Correcte i punt. Massa lleugera i sense cos per ser una bona cervesa de nadal.
fugitive (1409) - Athens, GREECE - OCT 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle vintage 2009. Color hazy amber with big head. Aroma cherries, alcohol, plum. Taste sweet, caramel, spicy, plum.