Zer0 (826) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured dark red. Aroma of bubblegum, oranges, pine, caramel and toffee. Pretty weird aroma. Taste was really sugary sweet, not very pleasant. Full bodied and light carbonation.
Douberd (1254) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A gusher! Thankfully I had my glass right next to it and manage to lose only a couple sips. Poured into a tulip glass. ABV 6.3%. A couple of weeks after its expire date.
Pours a very cloudy deep red amber colour, with a huge, froathy beige head, that collapses with lightning speed. No lacing on the glass.
Nice aroma,full of herbs and spices. I cn imagine it being great companion for the Christmas holidays. From the ingredients on the label I only can distinguish the orange peel to be honest and something sweet but I can’t name exactly what.
Very nice taste too, also full of spices, I can get a bit of the pine needles and the liquorice.
Thin body and low to medium carbonation.
Overall an interesting beer, surely it would go nice with the festivities spirit. Enjoyable.
jmgreenuk (2682) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with deanso. Poured a dark reddish amber with a thick frothy off white head. The aroma is weak spicy with fruit. The flavour is medium bitter with spicy red berries and a Co2 style sharp bitterness on the palate. A really unique and super special Christmas beer.
deanso (4156) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the paas , the Hague.
Thick creamy white head. Hazy amber pour. Quite nice aftertaste . a nice brew
Earlier Rating: 2/1/2012 Total Score: 3.1
Bottle at Gouda Winterbierfestival.
Hazy orange coloured pour with a decent head. Pine needle taste. Quite a strange and interesting beer.
sic1314 (2007) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured dark brown with a large tan head. Aroma of spicey malt and citrus and floral hops. Medium body, flavour of pine and orange with some sweet malt, Bitter sweet aftertaste.
kermis (3730) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from ABC Beers. Bit of a gush when opened but still plenty left. Pours hazy brown with a massive beige head, very lively. Aroma actually reminds me of Christmas tree, very much spruce and resinous, really get the pine needles, with caramel, spice and herbs and definitely the orange coming through. Flavour continues in the same way with a moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. A really interesting take on a Christmas beer.
skortila (4178) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Pint WBF 2012. The aroma has caramel malts, oranges, anise, some spice. Bit hazy, brown coloured beer with an off/white head. The taste is sweetish, slightly bitter, has caramel malts, some bread, some citrus. Relative light bodied.
Benzai (5841) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled @ PINT Winterbierfestival, Gouda 2012. Hazy dark orange color, small off-white head. Smell sweet, malts, orange peel. Taste malts, sweet, hints of spices or herbs and slightly fruits. Average carbonation, low to medium body.
dutchbeerpages (1362) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pine in the aftertaste. Funny beer, also an ok beer. Nice experiment and the pine never gets too overwhelming.
Bottle at the Winterbeerfestival in Gouda.
goozen (2565) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Winterbierfestival, Gouda: Hazy orange coloured brew with taste of orange, liqourice, anis and pine needles. Its give the beer an strange sweet candylike taste and strange bitter finish. Quite suprisingly beer indeed.