LoFi (1710) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with a large beige head leaving lacing.
Aroma: fruity, yeasty, candy, bubblegum.
Taste: bubblegum, nuts, grass, candy, some spices, brown sugar, ripe fruits, apples and banana.
Above medium-bodied, moussy.
Nice, but not very Christmas-y.
77ships (8205) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 Vintage sampled 33 cl. bottle @ Kerstbierfestival 2011: A: clear amber/red with a white head – S: Christmas spices, herbs & hops – T: slightly roasted malts, sweet upfront with Christmas spices, strong sweet malt presences, slight herbs, Belgian yeast, regular spices, bitter aftertaste, touch hop – B: medium with a dry finish - nice
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Essen Kerstbierfestival 2011. Brown coloured beer with almost no carbonation and a small brown head. Complex aged herby and spicy hinted aroma with touches of yeasts and roasted malts. Full palate. Finish is bitter yeasty with a long dry matured slightly roaste touch. Very good.
deanso (9211) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2011 15cl bottle sample @ Essen Kerstbierfestival 2011
Decent off-white head. Amber pour. Pretty nice beer
Vignale (3367) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A straight forwars belgium strong ale. Alkohol overtones that carries coriander, yeast, suger and saaz. Nothing to write home about but nothing wrong either. The best thing is the grassy bitterness the lingers through all the way.
Palme (4176) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33l 2010-bottle. A near clear copper body with a small bubbly and sidesticking just off-white head. It has a light sourness in the aroma, but also some candy sugar, bubblegum and both banana, Belgian yeast and strawberry-caramel tones. Not to Christmasy actually, but nice enough. Soft carbonation level and a mild oily mouthfeel. More bubblegum flavors, caramel, yeast and it ends really really mouthdrying. Glad I got the chance to try this one.
Habanero (4105) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap (2011 vers.). Pours hazy dark golden with a little white head. Spicy nose of anise and caramel notes. Sweet flavor with caramel, berries and spices like star anis and coriander. Medium bodied, average carbonation and watery to creamy texture. Ends up more dry with a little bitterness. A decent Danish christmas ale.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Unclear dark red color with a fine beige head. Sweet aroma. Flavor is sweet with some spices.
Benzai (14264) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brownish-red / dark amber color, beige head. Smell is sweet, like some sort of candy but I don’t quite know which. Decent taste, average carbo and medium body. Decent beer, but nothing really special.
Pinball (11939) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy dark amber, smooth white hea. spicy anise aroma, malty. flavor is red berries, sweetness, chrismas spices, good alc. burn.