pivo (2542) - GERMANY - DEC 15, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicy, peppery nose; deep ruby color. Quick sweetness up front turns to a spicy, cinnamony middle with a sharp, peppery finish that is dry and chalky. Not as complex as I expected, but great balance. Medium body - not as fat as I thought either. The alcohol was unnoticeable in the flavor profile.
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2003 This beer has a brown body - hue and a fine white scum collar with sweet initial flavor and a heavy body.
I have drunk the beer from a bootle so it had a medium carbonic acid.
Best christmas beer i have tasted.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oranges, spices, berries and cinnamon nose. Nice dark amber with a little head. Peppery and fruity. Also hints of marcipan. As the announced thyme as an ingredience and I had fresh thyme right next to me I tried it and ...yes, thyme as the finish taste. I would also say rosemary. Very warm finish. Numbs tongue.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Another great one from this brewer.1999ed Wow this is really going down smooth nice balance fruity , malty and hoppy. For the high 10%abv you can’t even tell. Recommended
Ungstrup (28458) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A dark brown beer with a fine light brown head. It has a very powerful sweet fruity aroma. The flavor is also powerful, a little sour, but with a nice sweet malt taste. A really good beer - that I definatly want to try again. The one I had tonight I had bought at the brewery and imported myself.
delacerveza (157) - Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2002
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2002 (i know i should’ve stashed it away for next year but just couldn’t) rich chocolate brownie color, spicy-strong alcohol nose. thick creamy ivory head which does the lacey cling thang. pretty vinous and strong for my taste, but it was certainly tasty in a peppered plum sort of way. the label said brewed with thyme and curacao peel which sounded pretty darn cool.
jaymobrown (1617) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1999 75cl. Dark ruby color with small particles. Thick head with good lace. Huge dark complex nose. Malt, plum, and sugars. The alcohol adds a nice warming touch. Deep, complex taste: chocolate, plums, and raisins. This is worth a look.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2002
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yes, we have a winner here. Excellent dark brown Belgian. This will be a repeat buy for sure.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A thick head tops this Dark amber brown brew. the slightly sweet and sour malt aroma draws you to drink this sweet and spicy flavored brew. A good winter warmer.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 31, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
75cl 1999 best before end 2004 bottle drank on 3/2/2: I liked everything about this beer. Deep rich chocolate taste that just slides down your throat.