chimaybier (50) - Redding, California, USA - OCT 17, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ML bottle purchased at Raja Liquors in Livermore, CA. The pour: golden caramel, with a large bubbled head that collapsed somewhat quickly due to its alcohol content. Bouquet: yeastiness, caramel, spiciness. The entry: heavy mailtiness that just envelops the whole mouth with a maltinessbalanced with a spicy fruitiness at the same time. The finish (aftertaste)- maltiness, caramel. Enjoyed with tacos spiced with Dave’s Ultimate Insanity hot sauce! Praise GOD for this one!
NordicV (1749) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dimmig brunorange öl med beige skum. Doften är maltig med karamell och mycket julkryddor. I smaken tillkommer viss jästighet och fruktighet.
EHSRanders (1936) - Tjele, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Reddish brown color with large creamy white mostly lasting head. Malty aroma. Sweet flavor. Oily palate.
lello4ever (485) - ITALY - JAN 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color ambra tendente al marroncino, molto torbida e con lievito in sospensione. La schiuma è biancastra, compatta e persistente. al naso caramello, spezie intense dark fruits. Birra molto scorrevole nonostante la gradazione elevata, alcol nascosto. Ingresso secco, speziato, malto con retrogusto leggermente amaro, non è troppo dolce. Carbonazione medio alta. Una natalizia con tutte le carte in regola.
flying_pig (1357) - SCOTLAND - JAN 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from BeersOfEurope website (£2.49):
Great stuff with nice floral flavours, touches of fruits & a few bread malts. Nothing was overly pronounced giving the beer a nice balance with strong carbonation & a dry, fresh feel. It falls just short of some of the best Belgian ales but it’s still a nice one & well worth looking out for.
Beertobealive (413) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a thick and dense beige head. Malt and light candy aromas. Slightly hazy and amber colored body. Pleasant in mouth with managed alcohol and carbonation. Notes of toasted spice bread and nuts.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Ratto (114) - - JAN 5, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle bbe ? Aroma mild, yeast, veggie casserole(!). Taste dry, anise. Finishes dry with spicy soft bitterness.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wim (3472) - Weelde, BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At Home amber coloured body with a white head and a dark fruit sweet hops aroma a spicy sweet herby hops alcholic dry bitter taste with a alcholic bitter finish
tderoeck (7578) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
15/V/15 - 33cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ the Abeels (NL) - BB: X/14 (2015-622)
Clear red amber beer, big aery off-white head, dissipates quickly, non adhesive, chunks floating in the beer. Aroma: lots of caramel, raisins, some banana, dried fruits. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: little sourish, caramel, bit sugary, raisins, alcohol, little bitter. Aftertaste: caramel, some milk chocolate, little bitter, banana, mocha.
VDuquerroux (1038) - Airvault, FRANCE - FEB 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A brown orange opaque beer ; some yeast sediments ; big creamy white head ; average retention. Caramel aroma, herbs, biscuit. Medium sweet, acid note, light bitter, a bit dry. Medium body, thin to medium texture, high carbonation, sweet finish, refreshing and yeasty note. Overall, average christmas beer ; lack of depth.
kraddel (5639) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle . Bit astonished by the high ratings this one appears to have . Had no expectations at all , which has changed just now .
Pours clear amber, good white head . Smell is sweet, touch of herbal spices . On the bitter side as well .
Taste is very sharp bitter, with earthy amber malts . Not as sweet as expected . Full, kinda bread-like character . Not very spiced in the taste at all . Good mouthfeel , yet as in most Belgian beers overcarbonated to me ... Nice one, yes . Not sure why it has a 90+ score though ...