abemorsten (3086) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Clear golden with a white head. Caramel and Belgian ale yeast spicy notes in the aroma. Sweet flavors. Light bodied. Bland.
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 27, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled 50cl. Decent deep golden beer with a beige, nicely remaining head. Agressive metallic waxy nose with a hint of fennel and lime. Some orange and lime in the taste which is metallic and waxy. Fennel again in the finish which is accompanied by onion.
stevoj (2716) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received a four pack and tulip glass under my tree this year, picked up at the Christmas market in Metz. Deep copper hue, faint head. Spicy smell, with just the right amount of carbonation. A nice take on the Belgian style wih some added spiceness for Christmas. Different from the German Christmas beers I have been drinking...a nice change of pace.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Golden clear colour with a little head. Light aroma of grains, corn and hints of hops. Flavour of malt, caramel and little hoppy at the end. Very uninteresting
Gr0ve (2173) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
650 ml bottle. Bright copper colour. Crystal clear. Tall coarse white head. Citrusy and sugary aroma. Rather artificial. Hints of fruity caramel. High carbonation level. Light bodied, with a light vienna malt flavour and a noticeable alcohol content as the malts are rather weak. Crisp upfront bitterness that is enhanced by the carbonation. Finish is thin and dominated by the dull hops.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2008 65 cl bottle. Dark golden color, disappering white head. Spices, malt and some hoppy bitterness. Not bad at all, but x-mas...?
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - NOV 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bronze pour, with Little head, floral Aroma, Abit of nutmeg Aroma as well, sweet flavor especially on the aftertaste, malty with a spicy grass flavor, Abit sweet, but very decent flavor, orange as well, citrus on the tail end..Damn, I really like this brew..LOL!
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Kind gift from my lovely wife. Good effort love, not your fault it was a poor attempt at a Christmas beer. In fact, it just isn’t. No spice, no real flavour or alcohol presence. It’s a fizzy gold with a white head. Sweet and malty, some honey. Best thing I can say about this is my mrs knew it was a rate so bought it for me. Good work KP.
strongpieman (1581) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Mild lager, plenty of flavor but no off notes. Somewhat rich and filling, light head, moderate carbonation, golden color.
guzzler67 (1547) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, yellow/gold appearance with a small white head and sparce lacing. Sweet malt aroma with a vegetal edge. Taste is caramel malts and biscuits; hop impact is minimal. Light-to-medium bodied, modestly carbonated mouthfeel and a short lived finish.