Dragonfly1 (498) - Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On Tap- Chef Paul’s with Jude. 8 oz tulip glass, very dark brown with cream head. No discernible aroma. Body is surprisingly thin. Taste is sweet- not syrupy but rather like granulated sugar. Some sour / tartness in the middle and finish. Average, nothing special.
naztyclown (2) - NORWAY - DEC 31, 2010 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma; fruits, malt.. Flavours; Same Good malty taste. Doesnt last too long .
RuneStumo (2441) - Haugesund, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
03.03.2007. 0,25l Bottle. This beer has a changing alcohol content. The bottle I rated in 2007 had a alcohol content of 6% abv, and is therefor not "the same" as rated here??
garza (572) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - DEC 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours amber brown with rocky tan head. Sweet aroma, malty, vanilla and fruits notes, some dough also. Good bitter taste balanced with medium sweetness, some malt and again the dry fruits. Round flavour. Medium/full body, soft carbonation, light bitter sweet after taste. Very good.
Travlr (16792) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Braserie Beck, recommendation of staff. Very nice example of a dark and spiced ale, decent hops and spice. second best beer of the night.
jikvig (269) - NORWAY - OCT 22, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
A very airy head on top of a amber beer.
Aroma; Good fruitynes, some malt.. Not very much aromas at all really...
Flavours; Same as aromas, starts with a good malty profil, but then... Nothing.
Summary; The good thing about this beer is the carbonation. Thats pretty much all I can say. Its not bad, its just not there.
ClubGonzo (4811) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 20, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep brown-red body with a medium-lasting off-white top. Smell is mild raisins with hints of yeast and grapes. Taste is typically Belgian: lots of candy sugar on a rather bubbly palate, with some boozy notes - this is a warming Christmas brew for sure. Rather simple in composition, at least when compared to many of its fellow seasonals. Some metallic tones - probably from the fermentation process rather than a bad batch of malts - come along mid-palate, growing stronger towards the end. As I don’t really like that at all, I will let the rating suffer for it. Otherwise, Noël de Silenrieux a pretty straight and forward Belgian Xmas ale.
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - FEB 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Splendida ale natalizia con sentori fruttati, di frutti rossi ma anche di mela, Elena suggerisce "uga merella" (uva fragola) e non ha torto, sia al naso che in bocca; deliziosa, la birra adatta per concludere una bellissima serata.
BartC (726) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - JAN 5, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep red brown beer with a small beige head. Complex sweet / herbal aroma. Licour like. Sweet malty and parfumed flavor. Very difficult to describe but not pleasant at all. I’m not even going to finish this beer.
berlinoise2go (672) - NORWAY - DEC 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 33cl, from Vinmonopolet, Oslo. BBE 2012. Label says 9% ABV, so this is maybe a different version of this beer. Beige, eager head, quickly diminishing. Deep clear maroon colour. Aroma of yeast, honey, caramel, brandy. The alcohol is very well hidden, manifesting itself as a warm, velvety mouthfeel, which is also pleasantly fizzy. Sweet, lasting taste of honey/caramel and some fruityness, nicely balanced. Almost no bitterness. Very good.