lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I don’t know much about this one except that it is brewed by Van Stennberge in Ertvelde, Belgium, about a half hour north of Gent. This is yet another of the Christmas beer I brought back from Belgium.
It pours a fairly clear orangey-copper with an enormous fluffy white head. Smells of very fruity, very spicy pale malt. Spiced apple and cidery aromas. Ripe pear and even ripe banana. Peppery, gingery aromas too.
Again, spiced apples and cidery in the mouth. A distinct alcohol flavor, some herbal, almost juniper flavors help balance the sweetness. Peppery spice, a bright fruitiness, touch of lemon. bready, lots going on in here. Sweet and fruity aftertaste and finish. Nicely done.
danielyabu (987) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - MAY 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
small frothy white head. dark orangeish-amber flat thick body. td. aroma: honey, spicy, nutmeg, cookies. if: moderate bitter sweet. ff: moderate sweet light bitter; long duration. palate: medium full body, syrupy texture, lively carbonation, light alcoholic metallic finish. dulçor de mel. toque de especiarias (noz moscada), condimentada. excelente cerveja, complexa. medio aquecimento alcoolico. 275s 155czech crowns.
pinkano (56) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - very nice hazy dark orange color with sediment since it ferments in the bottle
S - creamy smell of the malt mixed with peaches, apples and cider
T - effortless taste of peaches, cider, apples and port wine. Very well balanced, mixed and diffused. Perfectly well hidden alcohol.
M - very nice carbonation
D - very very drinkable, but be careful of the high ABV!
Dorqui (2030) - Brescia, ITALY - NOV 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 0,33L. Much bulky and abundant head, lively, optimal duration. Dark orange color, much dense and fraught. Powerful and solid aroma, a lot perfumed and sweet-smelling. Notes of alcohol, honey, dry flowers, yeast. Extremely warm, wrapping, alcoholic and of optimal duration.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark golden color with white foam. Earthy pale malt, sweet spices, light fruit aroma. Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. Pineapple, sweet spices, light fruit flavors with a warm drying finish--very good Christmas brew.
Jerre (2360) - Waregem, BELGIUM - DEC 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 33 cl. Taste the first time @ Essen on 15th dec., yesterday again @ home.
Orange-amber color, off-white head.
Aroma fruity, malts, bit sweet.
Medium body. Taste very fruity, malts, sweet and alcoholic touch.
Geiserich (2907) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Hazy dark orange color, foamy head. Sourly, fruity aroma with some malts. Flavor is light sourly, sweet, fruity (raisins, peaches), peppery and bitter. Astringent, bitter finish. Nice and quite light bodied for such a strong beer.
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
clearish gold with no head, nose of Belgian yeast and light dried fruit. Taste of apricot, alcohol, spices, and sweet bread. Nice alcohol kick linger, excellent!
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - live at Kerstbierfestival 2007. An amber beer with a thin lazing beige head. The aroma is powerful with strong notes of fruit and alcohol - especially peaches, but also some notes of spices. The flavor is very sweet with strong notes of malt, fruit, alcohol, and spices, the fruits mainly being peaches. The alcohol burns the tongue slightly and gains in strength towards the finish, which is dry.
JayBaxter (408) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange beer with a large head that fades to leave a thin covering, aroma is sweet and fruity but with a slightly limp alcoholic taste - much prefer the Dark version.