thorine (37) - Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Holy Grale. Aroma of some spice, not heavy, but also with a background of what you’d expect from a bruin (but more subtle). Taste starts slightly estery-sweet, followed by the winter spices which persist through the aftertaste but never overwhelm. The underlying body of this beer could be more assertive. The taste ends with little to moderate cloying, a mix of bitterness, malt, and the spice. This beer definitely improves with a little warming. Do not serve too cold.
slowrunner77 (7864) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 22, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Meh. Not bad, but muddled sweet fruit, caramel and yeast is about all that’s going on. Pleasant enough but pretty average for a higher price.
pivnizub (9521) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle(.75l):Deep ruby-amber coloured, visible carbonation, stable mid-sized off-white head; sweet caramelly-fruity (cherries) nose with a mild cellary(bretty?) background; moderate drier bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied; slightly lingering fruity(cherries, berries) and caramelly finish with a mild bitterness in the aftertaste. O.K. …
alexsdad06 (7437) - Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home from notes. Pours a reddish amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma is pretty sweet, Belgian candy sugar, fruity, plums, some berries, caramel, mild spice. The flavor have more sweetness, plums, caramel, brown sugar, mild spices, hints of berries, light yeast. Finishes soft, thin body and really falls off to the finish.
kaser (4599) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gingerbread and candy aroma. Off white head. Poured from a bottle at Delilahs Christmas tasting. Very sweet cookie and gingerbread vanilla notes. Very good.
deanso (7196) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Off white head. Deep amber pour. A bit unbalanced but not a bad brew.
superspak (3747) - Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 1/21/2012. Pours hazy deep orange/copper color with a 2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of golden raisin, plum, lemon, pear, apple, white grape, white pepper, clove, candi sugar, light caramel, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of golden raisin, plum, lemon, pear, apple, white grape, white pepper, clove, candi sugar, light caramel, bread, herbal, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of golden raisin, plum, lemon, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, clove, candi sugar, bread, light caramel, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish. Nice complexity and solid robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with a nice malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice Belgian dark ale. All around good complexity, balance, and solid robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Travlr (17672) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
They call it a "winter" beer so you’ll keep drinking it after Christmas. Thinner and plainer than most Christmas ales, although I did like the cinnamon aroma.
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a medium reddish brown with an off white head. Aroma of dark fruit and candy. Medium body, flavour is cloyingly sweet, fairly unbalanced. Average at best.
Taboada (568) - Compostela (Galiza), - JAN 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
250 mml Tap tasted on 31/01/2014. The colur is red-brown clear with nice head. A lot of cherry notes in the paladar. Alcohol and carbonation balanced. Next one please.
gschrade (904) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I ad this at Flying Saucer. Pours reddish-brown with a off white head. Taste lightly sour, cherry, dark fruits. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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