chrisv10 (13818) - DENMARK - NOV 5, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
30 cl draft. Amber body with small off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, lots of hops (Nelson Sauvin?) and notes of orange.
bhensonb (13216) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Magnum from Half Time. Pours hazy orange amber with a heavy foamy beige head. Lightly sour citrus aroma. Me. body; mild carb. Flavor is lightly sour, citrus, and rather decent De Proef funk that develops with a little time. Finishes smooth and Belgian. Wouldn’t have known this was Xmas ale. Good tasting ale.
Beerhunter111 (13047) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled @ O.B.E.R. Kerstbierfestival 2014, Essen.
Trübes orangebraunes Bier mit geringer beiger Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr hopfig, malzig, tropische Früchte, leicht hefig. Geschmack sehr fruchtig malzig, hopfig, reife Früchte, lecker!
Tmoney99 (12733) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured clear dark copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted and produced excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex spice and alcohol aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy spice sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a good holiday beer.
argo0 (12640) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Small off-white head, hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, some caramel, pine. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, some pine, caramel. Medium body, some resin.
bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(1.5L bottle) Pours a hazy golden amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of herbs, pineapple, red apple skins, light spruce, and caramel. Flavor of herbs, grass, florals, caramel, and citrus with a dry finish.
HenrikSoegaard (12264) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy white excellent fully lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy and exstremely elder aroma. Heavy bitter almost harsh flavor. Very spicey. Long fantastic powerfull finish. Creamy palate. Not perfectly balanced but exstremely powerfull.
Christian (12189) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange with a lasting cramy off-white head. Hoppy aroma of pine and grapefruit with a hint of peach. Sweetish fruity hop dominated flavour with a firm bitterness
FatPhil (12181) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2012 1.5L bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki, Olutopas Pikkujoulu 2011) - shared by someone generous - thanks! (6:3:7:4:13=3.3)
6 Super sweet mandarin peach and toffee aroma.
3 Sludgy, but we were at the bottom of the bottle, after many pours.
7 Exceptionally toffee-ey taste, lots of fleshy fruits too.
4 Full, sweet, sticky body. Again, not aided by being at the end of the bottle, but if Mikkeller think it’s a good idea to put beer in bottles this size, they’ve got to expect people to judge it after it’s been tipped up 20 times.
13 Don’t get me wrong, this may have been unclean to the eye, and stodgier on the tongue than what the guys who cracked it open for, but by no means was this unpleasant, it was very drinkable. Covered the alcohol well.
Rerate: 1.5L bottle (Drink Shop, Tallinn) (6:4:6:4:13=3.4)
From the top of the bottle this time - and it’s a lovely clear red. Apart from that difference, it’s mostly the same as before. Things related to teh slidginess are gone, and the toffee aspects too - this is drier. A real zingy bitter bite, but also smooth. Tasty - I like it, but it might be a little bit too agressive in places.
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Magnum. Pours amber brown. White head. Nose/taste of nutmeg, candi sugar, toffee, cinnamon, spices and mixed nuts. Semi sweet and nutty finish. Medium body.