Maakun (322) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden to amber with medium white head. Lemon, tart berries, grapes, yoghurt, spices, sweet malts. Sour and sweet taste. Medium bodied. Full carbonation. Weird and unbalanced, but enjoyable.
MarcoDL (1560) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty, sweet, yeasty, with lots of spices and some dark fruits. Yes, it is a Belgian christmas beer.
goozen (2726) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 0,33ltr: Hazy orange coloured brew with an nice dry bitter taste and hints of apple, biscuit and citrus fruits. Quite nice Christmas beer.
sic1314 (2582) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a cloudy orange/amber with a small white head. Aroma of zesty citrus and Belgian yeast. Medium to full body, sweet fruit battling the caramel with light bitterness.
Douberd (1709) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stubby bottle, 330 ml. Poured into a tulip glass at home. ABV 9%
Mostly clear body, golden orange in colour, with a small off-white head on top. Good retention, light lacing on the glass.
Aroma of belgian yeast, sugar, Brett-like funkiness, light malts.
Taste is light sour, brett, yeast, white grapes, hints of apples, light spices, white wine. Turns to an intense bitterness on the aftertaste, with good duration.
Medium thin body, nice fizzy carbonation. light dry on the palate.
Overall very good!
Abijen (1189) - ís-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden slightly unclear beer with a good white head. Smells the same as 2012. Tastes sweet, fruity and malts. More malts then 2012. Average carbo, thin body and a sticky texture.
Earlier Rating: 12/20/2013 Total Score: 2.4
Pours a golden slightly unclear beer with a good white head. Smells fruity. Tastes fruity, hops with a good bitter. Thin body, dry texture and an average carbo.
jmgreenuk (3580) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Essen OBER Kerstbierfestival 2013. Poured a hazy medium amber with a thin white head. The aroma is big wet horse blanket orange peel and yeast. The flavour is medium bitter with an alcohol liqourice malt medicinal palate and a long bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
kermis (4292) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at Essen Kerstbierfestival. Aroma of horse blanket, funk and fruit. Flavour is over moderate sweet, moderate bitter. Medium to full bodied with light carbonation.
Benzai (6432) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled @ Kerstbierfestival Essen 2013. Slightly unclear orange golden color, small off - white head. Smell malts, a bit hayish, lightly bitter, lightly some fruits and a touch of yeast. Medium body and carbonation. Ok.
Earlier Rating: 12/15/2013 Total Score: 3.4
Sampled @ Kerstbierfestival Essen 2013. Slightly unclear orange golden color, medium sized white head that leaves good lacing. Smell and taste lightly malts, sweetness, lightly a touch of fruits and herbs. Lightly bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Earlier Rating: 12/15/2012 Total Score: 2.9
Sampled at OBER Kerstbierfestival 2012. Hazy orange color, small off-white to beige head that lasts for quite a while. Smell and taste malts, quite a lot of herbs and spices and a spicy, dry finish. Medium body and carbo.
markextrae (684) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
shared bottle of the new 2013 version. poured some hazzy orange colour with a white head. kind of a hard to explain smell and taste. malty, and a bit of sweet sugar. lot of spices. some honey notes aswell. canít say if itís BBA, or wine barrel. special beer. but not my kind of beer taste