bth122 (1032) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (4pack). Pours a amber-like color, hazy. Medium head dimished some. Aroma of belgium candy, yeast, coriander, cherry, orange peel. Big taste, medium-light sweetness is balanced with a spicy and warming alcohol note, with just a slight tartness. Complex. Big flavors. A good sipper.
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good label, standard US 12 oz longneck. Foggy, walnut stain brown beer; thin carpeting khaki head which has a cool, "breaking chainmail" effect when you swirl it in the glass. Spicy, candied sweet, slightly vinegary, horehound/herbal dubbel aroma. Strong and tangy up front, alcohol/spice bitter. Dark, burnt sugar flavors. Medium heavy body, warming - the ABV could have been masked better. Good for me to get a new Ommegang. ABC Liquors, Bull Run.
BrettTaylor (258) - Radford, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle. Pours a orange-red color, tawny head. Aroma is full of spices with cardamom very present, and a bit of orange peel, grains of paradise, and mace. Taste is incredibly complex, filled with spice, sweetness, and highly carbonated. Finish is long and a bit hot with the 10% alcohol. This is a rich, thick, chewy beer.
MadRobin (1403) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Whole Foods in Market Square in Fairfax, VA.
Hazy, rusty brown with a khaki head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of toffee, caramel, alcohol, dark fruit, yeast spices and orange.
Taste of toffee, dark fruit, caramel, alcohol, brown sugar, spices and orange.
Full/medium body and medium carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
puboflyons (1678) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the 12. fl. oz. bottle marked best by 09/2018. It seems like this would really last. The pour is dark brown amber with a modest off-white head. The aroma is full of unique spicy and roasted notes. Also some black licorice. The body is bold. The taste has a malty character, vanilla, and a touch of booze. Very interesting.
suprchunk (1802) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown colored pour. Like watered down coffee. But clear and brilliant. Small off-white head. Some lacing. Spicy aroma with hints of malt and sugar. Taste is typical Belgian spiced Christmas offering. Nothing too new and a it tastes almost spot on to Delirium Noel. Dare I say it is the same?
michcam8 (238) - Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours an orange/brown color with a big light tan head. Lots of carbination, typical of most Ommegang beers. This is my style of beer, so my rating is somewhat weighted, in favor for this beer. I loved it. Nice aroma of spices, bread, fruits, candy, and sweet malts. Taste is just as good. Creamy mouthful, that is enjoyable every sip. No detection of alcohol. I had 2 12oz of this beer tonight, I could have had 4 more. Great beer, and would recommend.
jw0406 (598) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle pours a dark red color with a nice white head. Aromas of spice, light citrus, sweet malt. Medium bodied, a nice winter beer.
evanlarkin (303) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a primarily dark red color, significantly paler next to light. Hazy with a strong off-white head. Complex aroma of spice, caramel, banana, orange peel, and toffee. Taste is definitely on the banana side, with notable orange peel and candied nut flavors. Some complexity is lost due to the high carbonation, but a very nice beer overall.
bigtaster (481) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper brown with some red hues, bubbly light brown head that has good retention. Nose has a lot of spices, hard to point down, molasses, vanilla, coriander. Medium body, very flavor filled, spices immediately and through to the finish, on the edge of too spicy, the great Belgian fruity caramel flavors help balance everything out pretty well.