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.
Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This one poured a lighter brown woclor with a beige head. aroma was of candy sugar, some drk fruits and spices. Flavor was similar, a bit off and metalic, lacking in refinement of other top belgians
Chipalsa (1306) - Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another random one from Oblivion. This Belgian ale was overall thin and a tad on the dry side, but on that note the alcohol was very well hidden. It tasted and smelled nutty with some soft yeast and caramel notes. Finishes dry with a touch of cherry.
ibrubeer (36) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Sweet aroma and flavor. Nice mouthfeel. Almost a little too sweet for me. Overall a great beer though.
ljthiessen (164) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light nose, some caramel and fruity notes. Nice subtle sourness and tartness - a little different for the style. Light-bodied and not overly flavourful, but interesting, well balanced and tasty.
EddyBeer1 (760) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 2012. Brun acajou, effervescence faible, col beige foncé et assez fin. Caramel, fruits noirs, un rien d’épices et de réglisse. Comme elle a bien vieilli, cette Noël sort du lot.
Benzai (6409) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ Kerstbierfestival Essen 2013. Clear deep dark red color, small to medium sized beige head. Smell and taste malts, sweetness, slightly herbs or spices. Medium body and carbonation.
Trappist1 (349) - Diest, BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From tap @ delirium. Very dark brown, brown head. Malts, dried fruity aroma. Taste is dried fruit, earthy, slightly honey, banana, some coffee bitter but alas also a mettalic finish. sweet. Overall not that balanced, nose that great, missing on something. Could do better than this with not from ta, and/or some aging.
bjerkeaa (154) - NORWAY - NOV 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is a bit sour, sweet and lively. Dark brown in colour, with LOTS of sediments in bottom of glass. Taste is not very much of anything, pretty well balanced between sweet and bitter. Lingering bitter aftertaste. Light body and fizzy palate.
Arve_Christian (2736) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On bottle at Vinnonopolet Økern, ABV 9%. Brown color, ok foam . Immediate malty, dried fruits, figue & good yeast influence- also some light honey notes . Medium/ full body & complexity . Some sweetness - good balance. Very enjoyable
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LarryBeast (454) - - 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.