Luvystypotables (1063) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Weak aroma of toffee, and fruit. Cloudy dark brown color with a lasting well laced tan head. Sweet taste of Belgian yeast and fruit. Watery feel with a chalky finish.
kraddel (4563) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at cml
Pours unclear brown, ok white head. Smell is aromatic sweet, earthy. Some caramel. Taste is bit bitter, chocolaty back. Right there in balance, to the bitter side. Easy drinkable but not a lot of depth. Nice
SamTheBarrel (624) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml green bottle with a label depicting a somewhat drunk looking man with a santa hat, poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is slightly hazy chestnut brown colored with a large beige frothy head, that settled slowly leaving a little lacing on the glass. Aroma of herbs, black currants, caramel, dried apricots, orange peels and spices. Flavours of herbs, caramel, dried apricots, orange peels, black currants and spices. Taste is medium-light sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium bodied, soft texture and average carbonation. La Rulles Cuvée Meilleurs Voeux is overall a tasty beer, for a Christmas beer it would have been even better stronger and spicier.
teorn88 (3599) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog rating. 75cl bottle shared at the Caspar tasting at Chriso’s, London. It pours a murky brown color with ruby edges and a medium beige head. Aroma is of caramel, yeast, toffee, spices, earth. Taste is medium sweet, with notes of ripe fruits, dried leaves, toffee, vanilla, wood, caramel. Medium bodied with creamy texture and good carbonation. Overall, ok tasty Belgian
tom10101 (3906) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (750 ml). Split 3-ways with my brother and my father.
Appearance: Hazy reddish brown with a frothy quickly diminishing beige head and little lacing.
Aroma: Spices are dominating, but not overpowering. Toasted malt, light fruitiness, molasses and hints of chocolate.
Taste: Quite spicy with toasted malt, light fruitiness, dried raisins, molasses, berries and hints of chocolate.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate carbonation, but somewhat prickly. A tad watery mouthfeel. Spicy finish.
Overall: I like the way it’s spicy, but not cloying as this kind of beer tend to be way too spicy and to completely lack of balance. On the other side though, the body is weak, the carbonation level is too low and it’s still a Christmas Belgian Strong Ale (far from my favorite style). Good for the style, average for Brasserie de Rulles.
nimbleprop (5942) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
4oz pour at Churchkey DC pours a hazy amber with some creamy, white head. Nose has yeast, candy, orange peel, booze, fruit cake. Flavor has candy, fruit cake, soap, yeast, mild vanilla. Oily finish.
AbouAli (195) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap @Moeder lambic
Nez léger de réglisse, levure
Couleur brun foncé, reflet rouge.
Belle rondeur, faible amertume qui accompagne bien le reste. Pas trop de sucre résiduel.
Trappist1 (642) - Diest, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap@delirium. dark amber to dark brown color with a beige head. nose: caramel, mocha, chcolate powder, slightly roasted malts. cocoa. tatse: chocolate, coffee, mocha, chocolate powder. great bitterness. okey carbonation. again, this brewery does surprise me.
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a ruby reddish dark amber-brown with a thick, resilient white head. Aroma is spices (cinnamon, peppercorn, coriander), caramel. Flavor is brown sugar, caramel, overripe red berries, plum, red apples. Finish is spicy, somewhat earthy, a touch of metal. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel, average carbonation.
jmgreenuk (5804) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2015 Tap at the Delirium Cafe, Brussels. Poured a murky dark brown with a thin white head and lots of clingy lace. The aroma is over ripe red berry fruit, yeast, strong alcohol. The flavour is moderate to strong bitter with a malt, fruit alcoholic bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.