sulawang (621) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2011 pours chestnut brown, largish high-retention head, lots of sticky lacing. Some malts on the nose. Tastewise, very smooth, highly spiced of nutmeg and cinnamon, honey, creamy velvet CO2,. Malted honey 5/10 sweetness up front, spices in the mid, minor bitter metallic finish. Medium complexity, med-high depth, short-medium length. The spices don’t particularly carry on, mainly the maltiness.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
There is nothing christmasy over this beer. Do not separate from other Belgian beers. a little too much alcohol in the taste.
maledictum (613) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - JUL 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark orange/brown colour with a thinnish off white head. Zesty aroma of fruit and yeast. Very nice complex flavour; sweet (honey), oranges, roasted malts. Full bodied with high carbonation. Interesting and very good.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750 ml bottle from Bootleggers) Pours lightly cloudy amber with a couple of fingers of off-white head. Aroma of spice and sweetness. Mouthfeel smooth, light and a little spritzy. Flavor is sweet, touches of caramel, hints of fruit, a bit spicy with a little pepper/spice in finish as well as lightly bitter. Hints of ABV but pretty well-integrated.
Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper color with white head. Aroma is yeasty with yams, caramel, candi sugar, spices. Flavor rather sweet with candi sugar, molasses, and caramel. Overall pretty good beer,
crossovert (7388) - Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml stubby abbey style brown bottle.
It pours a murky reddish brown. There are a few floaties and a thick off-white head that recedes decently quickly with some very nice lacing.
The smell is pretty good. It smells like a mix of candied orange peel, nutmeg, and corriander. There is also a hint of raspberry and caramel.
The flavor is sweet and caramally with a ton of fruity esters. It has an almost fruity pebble-like presence. There is a hint of ginger that seems very apparent along with some other spices.
It is sweet, but not overly decadent, it is supremely drinkable for the abv, a solidly crafted brew.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-28-2010 08:09:06
JohnnyMummbles (151) - Pitman, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 750 ml bottle a very nice amber color with a small white head that laces nicely. Aroma is of cherry, other dark fruits,spice, yeast and candi sugar. Flavor is medium bodied with a very nice finish. I detect hints of dark fruits, malt and alcohol in the finish...very nice.
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
11th January 2009
Cloudy brown beer, not much head. Light and dry and frothy. Mildly spiced? A little ginger perhaps! Quite smooth. Okay - just a tad dull.
Quack-Duck (7911) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, vintage 2008. Hazy golden colour with floaties, large white head. Fruity-dusty nose. Malty, very fruity (tropical fruit, orange marmalade), slightly dusty with a shy hoppy touch oin the finish.
mjs (4584) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, 0.75 l, at the 16th Kerstierfestival) The beer poured dark and cloudy. Its head ws medium sized and white. Aroma was spicy and malty. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, caramel, spices, sweetness, little bit of hops and low bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet and mildly bitter. Nice Christmas beer with good balance between the malts and the spices.