TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark reddish brown with a thick, cream colored head. Aromas of dates, raisins, dark dried fruit, sweet caramel, apple skin; complex. Raisins, fruit cake are the easiest to identify along with a slight hop bitterness. Finishes with a nice, lingering dryness.
It’s missing something in the mid-palate, maybe they fermented it out a little too much. Still an interesting Belgian seasonal.
Beerhunter111 (8342) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ O.B.E.R. Kerstbierfestival 2014, Essen.
Orangerötliches Bier mit geringer beiger Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, würzig, fruchtig. Geschmack sehr malzig, reife Früchte, Gewürze, Zimt.
Benzai (8972) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Kerstbierfestival Essen 2014. Clear red color, average sized beige head. Aroma has a lot of herbs and spices, not really nice. Taste has less of the herbs and spices, some malts, sweetish malts. Decent body and carbonation. Ok beer.
77ships (4297) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml. bottle sampled @ O.B.E.R. Kestbierfestival 2014. (Thx!) Dark amber, off-white head on the sides. Nose is thick malts, sugar, honey, bit muted. Taste is bitter leaves, huge sweetness, lacking complexity, melt, sugar, bit sweetness, bitterness. Carbonation is touch too high. Too one-dimensional with non-optimal flavors. Okay still.
Cybercat (3500) - Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Comes out of tap clear mahogany with a thick, fine-bubbled, and very persistent cream-buff head that leaves very generous lacing. Aroma has malty core and sharp fruit overtone with a hint of clove. Bold flavor has notes of malt, apple, pear, cloves, and caramel, with a sharp alcohol bite. Texture is smooth and fizzy, if not too firm. Welcome winter - brews.
Shag (2638) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper color with a white head. Aroma contains some caramel, raisins, cherries, and alcohol. The flavor is quite malty with some caramel, dark fruit, cherries, and spices. The alcohol is not very present in the flavor. Overall a smooth malty belgian. Easy sippin.
Rehkopff (13) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sød, sød, sød kraftig jule ale. Flot krydret med stærke noter af nilliker.
Kan ikke stå alene, men gør sig godt til dessert eller som deleøl.
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Christian (11276) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Copper colour with a small off-white head. Aroma of cookie dough, cinnamon and other spices, and a hint of sweet cherry. Sweet, cloying flavour of caramel and spices.
markoijelena (693) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 0.75l taste sample with tdoreck at Petrus stand Horeca Expo Ghent Belgium 2014.Pour it dark amber color with medium white head.On the nose banana and cloves.Taste and aroma are little bit roasted malt, sweet fruits, caramel and coffee.All around beer and very interesting.
Travlr (13304) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear maroon color, off white head. Aroma of cherry, raisins, vanilla. Taste is similar. Tasty.
SlimHabib (232) - California, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour. Cloudy reddish brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is sweet dark fruits, spices, cinnamon, and caramel. Full creamy body. Sweet dark fruit taste with light malts.