SaintMatty (5518) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml Bottle - Dark brown in colour. Fruitcake, prunes and marzipan in the aroma. Fruity and fairly sweet taste with raisins, cherries, almonds, honey and fruitcake.
deanso (5685) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle from Abcbeers at the Paas monthly tasting.
very thin off white head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Some honey in the aftertaste.
jinroh (426) - ESTONIA - SEP 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Purs hazy brown, almost no head. Looks like a good fermented kvass. Aroma has bee wax and honey, some bitter notes, alcohol. Quite nice actually. Taste is a bit sour, has honey sweetness and aftertaste leaves a strong and lingering bee wax taste. Quite nice beer, sweetness is not cloying at all, slow drinker, interesting and one of the best honey beers I have had.
Alengrin (2425) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Christmas version of Zatte Bie, with less stable, thinner, more yellowish foam, less sweet onset but more sticky sweetness in the finish, which also shows roasted bitterness absent in Zatte Bie. Otherwise pretty much the same, including the very dark red-brown colour, the honey, the chocolatey malts and the sweet spiciness.
goozen (3064) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 0,33ltr: Hazy brown coloured brew with dry bitter taste and with some hints of candy, caramel and honey.
ShivanDragon (1796) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bruin/rood met minimale kaki kraag
aroma: zoet, (honing), caramel en floraal
smaken zijn redelijk zoet (honing en kandysuiker), matig bitter, licht zuur, sterk, licht fruitig, stevig kruidig (koriander en zoethout)
verder medium body, glad, caramel en licht zuurtje (wijn), niet bijzonder kerstbier
77ships (4251) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 Vintage. 33 cl. bottle sampled @ Kerstbierfestival Essen 2013. Reddish dark brown with a tanned head. Nose is full of the same thick brown honey as I found in the other Bie beers I have tried prior to this one, pretty odd, very thick & sweet with lots of sweet spices, touch lessened with age. Taste is lots of the Bie honey, touch lessened by age making it more approachable, pretty interesting stuff, very thick brown sugar, sweet spices, faint herbs. Bit thinned by age, I think that age has def. improved this one, still pretty quaint brew like their others, def. better this time around.
kraddel (3615) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours murky brown
Small white head
Smells honey , spices
Taste is grainy , sweet , spices , green , bit bitter .
Benzai (8908) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ Kerstbierfestival Essen 2013. Opaque brown color, small off - white head. Smell and taste lightly malts, slightly sourish, slightly winey. Medium body and carbonation. Not bad at all.
daniele (5759) - ITALY - APR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
marrone scuro schiuma cappuccino media discreta persistenza miele tendenza dolce buona speziatura