erickok (5402) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice glow. Nice well developed red malts and spicy aroma with good hop backup. Solid bitterness actually for such a Belgian ale. Decent brew, enjoyed it. (33cl bottle from the brewery)
Wim (3664) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
shared withYves at my home dark brown black colored body with a off white head and a spicy yeast malt hops aroma a spicy roasted malt hop fruity bitter taste with a alcholic bitter finish
Yves (2834) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - APR 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2015 Shared with wim at wim?s place. Dark brown colored beer with small brownish head and only few carbonation visible. Spicy hopped malty aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is malty coffee bitter.
Abio (1859) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Simple dark brown brew. Good mixture, but nothing to get excited about. Good.
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured medium reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma of sweet dark fruit and caramel malt. Medium body, flavour as the aroma, candy sweetness with a dry finish.
jmgreenuk (7686) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Essen OBER Kerstbierfestival 2013. Poured a clear dark chesnut brown with a round tan head. The aroma is weak malt yeast. The flavour is medium to weak bitter with a light watery roasted malt, yeast, liqourice bitter palate. Light bodied with soft carbonation.
kermis (11041) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at Essen Kerstbierfestival. Pours dark brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of dough, raisin and caramel. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
mike_77 (5427) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark nut-brown colour. Aroma of sweet, whiskey malts. This sweetness is also present in the flavour. Some light cocoa too. Smooth but the body is a bit thin and watery.
kraddel (6189) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours darkred / brown
No real foam
Not much taste . Bit coffee , bit bitterness
BlackHaddock (6351) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
15th Dec 2012 at The Essen Christmas Beer Festival. I wonder if I shared a bottle with any of the other raters, as it seems the only people to have rated it so far were at the same festival as me!
Poured a dark reddy brown with a thin beige head.
Sweet nose and taste: caramel to the fore with candid fruit notes as back-up.
There is also a yeast feel to the whole brew: came across a little ’green’ and not quiet ready to drink, but I drank it anyway. A mild bitterness arrived towards the end of each sip and although it wasn’t one of the best beers I sampled that day I actually enjoyed it more than some others.