ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Reddish-black with a finger of frothy khaki-ten head. Fades fairly slowly.
S - Dark caramel malts, Belgian yeast, clove, coriander, pepper, other spices, raisins, plums, other dark fruits.
T - Sweet dark caramel malts, raisins, plums, and other dark fruits, Belgian yeast, clove, coriander, pepper, other spices, a touch of banana.
M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet and spicy finish.
D - Great BDA. Good balance.
Sarpa (1262) - FINLAND - MAR 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Tuulensuu. Pours clear dark copper, beige head. Caramel, fruits, candy sugar in the aroma. Caramel, sweet, spices, licorice, dark fruits.
VastActiv (4993) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Oluttupa Viisi Penniä, Helsinki. Colour is clear light orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dry fruits, chocolate, spices, nuts, some sweetness and malts.
Leini (1651) - SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, from 2014. Hazy dark copper body with a medium head. Caramel, fudge, earthy notes, herbs, spices, dried plums and light syrup.
Erzengel (7128) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
*Old rating, best before Jan 11. The beer has nice herbal aroma, is highly drinkable but grainy. Fresh and round, a bit too alcoholic. Interesting.
Sissio (1129) - Orsenigo, ITALY - FEB 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap @ 499
good and weel balanced christmas beer
a little to hoppy and bitter for my taste
imdownthepub (12590) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels. Dark ruby amber with white head. There is a sweetish, candied sugar, pear drop yeasty character to this at the start, which then develops into a smoothish, strong mild flavour, quite silky on the palate. There is a berry, general fruitiness throughout. Milk chocolate malts. Good beer.
mduspara (33) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale ruby colour with medium head. Pretty yeasty with notes of citrus completed with taste of roasted malt. Pretty sweet with low bitterness.
vjohans (659) - SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
caramel, bread, roasty, alcohol, vanilla, brown, hazy, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
ChtiBreizh (456) - Rennes, FRANCE - JAN 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle. Mahogany with a creamy head. Aroma is very nutty, spicy, caramel. Average sweetness with a dry finish. Very round and tasty.
ippopotamo36 (1262) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Birre Sotto l’Albero Ma Che and B&F pubs in Rome-Italy. On tap. Pours dark chestnut skin with ruby highlights, fantastic beige cap with retention. Nose: red sour fruitiness, spices, wet wood, tobacco. Great nose. Mouth: a bit frizzy but elegant, dry, berries, a bit sour (just a bit). Bitter finish. One of the most different Christmas beers.