french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown poor with a reddish hue. Nice frothy thick beige head. Aromas of sweet caramel, typical chouffe yeast, curacao and very herbal scents. Very "natural" beer. Very herbal bitterness... far from aggressive, very mellow. Very balanced mouthfeel, creamy, just enough sweetness to top it all off. Alcohol is present. Nice caramel like aftertaste with a dry finish. Very unique and natural, i love it!
chandler0201 (649) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish brown pour with small head. Malts and yeasty aroma with alcohol and coffee/caramel hints. Flavor of malts and fruity notes with strong alcohol finish.
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at quotations in media, pa. Part of the twelve beers of Christmas selection here. If you live in the philly area this is a must see event!! Color is root beer brown with a tan slightly creamy head. Taste has lots of licorice and malt. Have to admit mine was a little too warm for my liking and had a bit of a metallic taste - might have been a timing/ keg swap issue.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very slight aroma, with little head retention. A pretty average Belgian.
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml, 2006 bottle. Syrup colored pour with a loose beige head. Slightly tart smelling with a little sweetness in the back that doesn’t really balance it. A tiny bit of alcohol comes through, but it’s really well hidden. The flavor is really interesting - tart but slightly fruity, with some bread and nut notes. Really actually very nice. Slight pithy bitter finish. Well done.
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from City Beverage in Winston-Salem. Pours a deep brown with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, dark fruit, and a yeast. Flavor is dark fruit and yeast with malt and alcohol presence at the end. Nice holiday brew.
commonmac (644) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tulip glass pour at a new Mpls spot called Mason’s. Really impressive head on a dark brown ale. Flavor is super smooth with maybe a little undercurrent of spice. Mouthfeel is something to behold...full coating for sure. I want a little more from the beer in general but still better than most domestic craft offerings. Rare to see this one in Mpls and hope to see it more often.
rayaron (644) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - OCT 10, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 750ml. Cloudy brown with low beige head, some sediments in the bottle’s bottom. Sweet caramel aroma, yeasty, faint banana notes, toffee. Too sweet flavor, caramel, date honey, yeasty, spicy. Lively carbonation, full body. Sweet sticky aftertaste.
Trappist1 (642) - Diest, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From tap @ Brouwerij in Lanaken. Brown, huge off-white head. Nose: spices, alcoholic perfume, malts but a bit unfresh. Taste: spices, alcohol, sweet, only in the finish. Warming beer (winter beer, check), but the higher alcohol% is very well hidden (tricky). This beer can’t impress me, okey to drink.
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is nice, full of alcohol, X-mas associated spices, and a dark fruit. Appearance is a beautiful ruby red, clear, and with a bodacious frothy white head. X-mas spices are present, as is that alcohol intoxication, and some nice dark fruit, perfect balance. Palate is full, with a sticky, lively carbonated experience. The finish is satisfying long, and intoxicating.
Whoa! Great beer.