HogTownHarry (5632) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
300ml bottle from glouglouburp. Hazy gold, plenty of floaties - large fizzy/frothy diminishing white head. Tart, borderline sour lemon aroma, background sweet fruity malt, mild yeast, middling alcohol. Taste is - aged fruitcake drenched in rum or gin - sweet, candyish, fruity, slightly funky - nice, really. Light, watery, undercarbonated, quick-finishing, slightly boozy and dry. Maybe aging a bit, but I quite liked the sourness juxtaposed with the candied fruit sweetness, and it really didnít seem like 9%
Lubiere (8239) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2008 vintage. An amber ale with floaties and a thick collapsing white head. In aroma, sweet maderized malt with orange peels, light doughy characted, signs of age. In mouth, a smooth sweet honey malt with musty notes, curacao, oxidized but still good. Bieropholie import.
Benzai (4332) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2011
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a hazy yellow, orange color. Smells not good, canít tell what it is. Taste is a little bit better but not a winner for me. Only thing about it in my opinion is the carbs, which suit the 9% ABV.
Martinus (1777) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange golden colour, full and frothy white head. Aroma of raisins, malt, belgian yeast and spices. Quite alcoholic. Flavour sweetish, malty, yeasty, notes of raisins and other fruits. Rather spicy, nutmeg, cloves. Bit more pronounced bitter than expected (nice though). Finish subtle bitter.
(From 33cL bottle, served in original glass @ Brouwershuis, Baarle-Hertog)
garrettdcole (23) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled the 2008 vintage at Kšnguruh Pub in Vienna. Pours a nice golden/amber with a fluffy white head. Smells of Christmas spices, particularly cloves and nutmeg. A little more bitter than expected on the finish. Overall a very nice and spicy Christmas beer. Frohe Weihnachten!
thirdeye11 (4978) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(33cl bottle 2008 vintage thanks to bu11zeye) clear yellow with a film of white bubbles. Nose of cinnamon, gold raisins, Belgian yeast. Taste of golden raisin, Belgian yeast, spicy, very well carbonated dry finish.
BelgBeerGeek (1263) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
head: creamy, white
colour: hazy yellow
smell: cinamon/gingerbread , caramel, malts
taste: IPA kinda start, oranges/peels, sweet, hops, carrots, Liquorice
bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(330ml bottle, 2008 vintage) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, florals, coriander, and herbs. Flavor of spruce, cinnamon, orange peel, coriander, anise, and yeast.
blutt59 (5652) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, golden yellow pour with white foam, aroma of white pepper and spice, flavor is citrus, fruity honey and yeasty spices
Mora2000 (4042) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.
2008 edition. The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is citrus fruit, bread and toffee. The flavor is Belgian yeast, orange citrus and some very sugary syrup notes. Very sweet. There is little or no detectable alcohol, despite the beer clocking in at 9 percent. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.