Vignale (1656) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
An overly spiced winter warmer. Slightly sour mouthfeel, lots of nutmeg and corriander.
JohnRMurdoch (2708) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from The Cave. Medium brown colour, big beige foamy head. Aroma of cinnamon, ginger & other spices. Spicy, fruity flavour, spicy aftertaste. Interesting & complex but a bit strong for me.
Ober (2805) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A clear orange/amber colored beer, with a thick foamy white ehad. The aroma is like perfume. There are fruits and sweet candy. The taste of sweet candies, a little bitter, perfume and a little spices. The aftertaste is some bitter with sweet.
Benzai (5823) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent taste, standard color, but I really donít like the herbs or spices I smell. Also low body, low carbo. Not very good.
DutchDrebus (3109) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smell and colour are pretty nice on this one. Taste is kinda dissapointing though. Pretty average.
AshtonMcCobb (1751) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle. Pours brown with a generous head and gentle bubbles. The nose is distinctly ginger biscuits and maybe a note of oranges on the end - very Christmas. The taste is of more spice, this time cinnamon as well as ginger as well as the background biscuit thing. The palate is medium to full in structure, there is a nice creamy texture in the middle section and it concludes not completely cleanly, but fairly well nonetheless. Overall, Iím drinking this in the summer (albeit a Scottish Summer) and this Christmas style ale is going down very well.
Vaiz (2946) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared in a train. Aroma is very spicy, with a nice balance between the different spices. Flavor is sweet and slightly sour with loads of spices, slightly artificial soapy in the finish. Refreshing.
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Gazy orange/amber with floaties. Holds a good head. Medium carbonation and body. Sweet and fruity. Strong coriander flavour. Mildly bitter finish.
hawthorne00 (2106) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber with an inch of white head. Aroma of hard spices and a little lemon. Spicy taste with almost hot ginger. Coriander and cloves are also pretty clear. Mild biscuity malt, dry finish. Started at 10C which was rather too cold, but even as it warmed the spices are a bit much for me.
wlajwl (3340) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost a bitter-like aroma to it, the appearance is cloudy and amber. The flavor is rather spicy, yet balanced. Very good.