charlotte (3813) - rødovre, - NOV 1, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle.Hazy brownish colour with medium head.Aroma is spicey of coriander and yeast,and also fruity of dried fruits,nice refreshing and less heavy then some x-mas beers.
laiti (4539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle @ vPBF, BBE 09/2012
Aroma is somewhat floury with citron, some apricot and hints of spices. Flavour is somewhat spicy with some citron, floury wheat and toffee typical to aged belgian ales. Quite typical Belgian blonde, no christmas here.
lusikka (4974) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle @ vPBF 2012.
Pours a orange copper colour without a head. Aroma of coriander, some malts and yeast. Flavour of toasted malts, berries, coriander, dried fruits, bitterish hops and some peppery spiciness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation and a light, fruity, malty finish. Some weak spiciness in the finish too. Not bad.
TBone (11161) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled 500ml (vPBF, BB 09/2012)
Slightly hazy amber color, small off-white head. Caramalt, fruityness in the nose. Light-bodied, watery. Tropical fruity, berryish sweetness, caramel. Simple and not very Xmasy.
olio (4815) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle @ vPBF. BBE 09/2012.
Pours murky amber color with small head. Aroma of liquorice, spices, ripe fruits and some toffee notes. Flavor of spices, ripe fruits, apricot, caramel hints and mild yeast. Decent.
oh6gdx (19630) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@vPBF2012 (thanks Papsoe!). Amber colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is fruity, spicy, liquorice, some floral notes and mild toffee. Flavour is yeasty, spicy, liquorice, nd some mild grainy notes.
tiong (2776) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle @ vPBF
Pours dark reddish orange with a tiny foamy head.
Aroma of malts, some earthy notes and hints of spices.
Taste is malty and spicy with some fruity and earthy notes, yeast and caramel.
Malty and spicy finish with fruity notes. Decent Belgian styled ale.
anders8000 (390) - aarhus.c., DENMARK - MAY 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is honey, malt, hop, orange peel. Flavour is star anise, coriander, malt, hop, orange peel. Strange beer.
TorbenH (745) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
amber, orange, cloudy, minimal head, white foam, herbs, ginger, medium body, bitter, average carbonation, sticky,
BelgiskOlklub (857) - Viby J, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Small fizzy diminishing white head. Amber-orange body. Spiced aroma of coriander, oranges, brown sugar. Medium sweet and light bitter. Oily and sticky palate.
JanLaursen (2487) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reddish brown beer with a nice, big, almost creamy foam. Smell of Christmas, especially anise and orange. Sweetness is moderate. The flavor is dominated by star anise - in the beginning, this is interesting: Served cold this beer would be perfect for an open sandwich with herring, but but but - as the temperature of the beer rises above 8-9 degrees, the taste of star anise takes over and the beer becomes hard and inelegant, edgy and harsh.