ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sugary toffee nose, light cinnamon, some dark fruit. Taste is moderately sweet, mounds of raisins, slight astringency, some spice.
Benzai (5826) - 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 (231) - 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 (64) - 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 (2479) - 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 (408) - - 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 (2260) - 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 (1725) - 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 (1246) - 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 (411) - 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.