LarryBeast (491) - - JAN 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Hazy amber-brown with thin off-white head. Spicy aroma, caramel, plum, dried apples, cinnamon, heavy on the Belgian yeast (doughy). Sweet-leaning and mild -- taste doesn’t keep pace with the strong aroma. Dry and light. Small, bitter finish.
Iphonephan (3187) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at rustico Arlington. Pours a dark murky brown with a tan head. Spicy nose. Flavors of red currants and root beer. Crisp finish.
Holmen1 (2377) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I runde syv på den store juleøltesten ombord på Fridtjofen des-12: den mørke fargen til tross var den lys i smaken. Meget smaksrik og med god drikkbarhet.
sneevel (71) - - NOV 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with a small head. Diffuse aromas of dark fruits and dark malts. Something metallic also. Fruity in the mouth, dark malt, dried fruits, some balsam. Some unbalanced sweetness - a bit syrupy. OK Belgian Christmas beer although somewhat one dimensional.
Gerbeer (1737) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle. Pours clear dark brown with light head. Aromas of roasted malt, licorice, and burnt sugar. Vinous and musty. Flavors of stewed dark fruit, wine vinegar, fresh tobacco, and spices. Not really a stand alone beer. Drink with your Christmas pudding.
Aaron68 (572) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle @ home,November 20,2012.
Bought @ Vinmonopolet Oslo City,Norway
Brown to red in color.Aroma is malt,vanilla and fruits.
Medium carbonation.A bit vinous,sweet and enjoyable beer.
esp0r (1973) - NORWAY - NOV 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009 vintage bottle enjoyed at home
Pours dark brown with a nice tanned head. Smells of port, glühwein, malts, christmas spices and caramel. Taste is heavy sweet, quite malty, some yeast characters and roasty caramel. Light to moderate bitter finish. A good vintage bottle, some nice oxidation notes, quite balanced and smooth. I like the spices and port tones alot.
sonnycheeba (3496) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours deep dark drown with a red tint and an average off-white head; short retention and some lacing. Aroma is dark fruit, slightly sours, earthy hops, and vanilla. Flavor is balanced malt and esters with light hops; sweet finish. Medium body, light carbonation, and medium warmth.
BeerandBlues2 (9596) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours clear brown with a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, dark fruity esters and light earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with fruity esters, light hops with a sweet finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.
ads135 (2921) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost no head. Amber red coloration. Sweet with a light body. Fruity and a bit spicy.