HoppyPete (27) - - OCT 8, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A wonderful Christmas Ale. Lovely carbonation. Lingering head. Lovely spices, in both the aroma and flavour. Worth a second bottle.
Koelschtrinker (11049) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gewürziger Antrunk, deutlich zu süß. Mittelstarke Karbonisierung, etwas Honig. Klebrig, minimal bitter...8/8/7/9/7/9
Danev76 (506) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very floral and fruity aroma. Cloudy brown colour with good head. Strong alcoholic flavour with hop finish. Medium body and carbonation.
AndySnow (4079) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: Tasting at omhper 20140516.
Appearance: Hazy light brown colour with a small white head.
Aroma: Citrus, spices, fruit, caramel.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Spices, malt, caramel.
omhper (19953) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Hazy amber, small head. Fruity caramelly nose. M7d sweet, medium body, rounded mouthfeel. Sweet caramel, grass, notes of lingonberry. Mid bitter finish. Mildly warming.
Niksko (376) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a burnt orange with a little fine off white head. Nose is very Belgian in character. Some orange blossom, clove and honey. Flavor is some orange, toffee, caramel, and a slightly sweet, spicy finish. Medium body with low carbonation. Not bad.
highlandlad (1418) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
An elegant, ridiculously quaffable strong Belgian ale. Carries its 8.3% abv very easily. Muddy orange in colour with a loose skin of suds. Subdued citrus nose - limes, tangerine, perhaps some nutmeg/Chistmasy spices. Low carbonation, creating a fairly oily mouthfeel that works well with this style. Seamless flavour mix of zinging marmalade, cinnamon, rounded malts. Warming finish. Had a few of these lately and it’s a grower - doesn’t knock your socks off the first time but more time you spend with it, the more you come to appreciate how well made this is. (330ml bottle from Leura Cellars, Christmas 2012)
mkel07 (3680) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from Slow Beer. What better way to start the festive holidays than with a Christmas ale. Golden orange colour with a rich creamy crown of beige coloured foam. Lots of spiced fruity goodness in the aroma and ado the flavour. Big rich creamy mouthfeel. What better than to enjoy it with than roast turkey.
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Dark orange in colour with a nice creamy head. A well made beer, with a good malt and hop balance.
ALLOVATE (2469) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cellar temperature, into a snifter. Pour is full of life seeing a rising plume of mucky off-white foam settle a good inch atop a dull, auburn chestnut body. Strong, sweet and spiced aroma of sticky, caramelised oranges, figs and dates, some ripe plum and peach, yeast and fresh cracked pepper. Pleasantly sweet, treacly, vinous and as boozy as a dram of vodka liqueur. Dominated by citrus fruit, very little lingers in the mouth and the aftertaste is null and void. Fresh and tangy orange, tangerines, light caramel, biscuit, peach nectar before a hot peak and drop off. Not heavy, not light in body, a little oily in feel. Took me a good hour to down this one. Flavour has really mellowed since its release last year. Enjoyable, but not as challenging as I had hoped. (33cL, 2011 release, Cellarbrations Carlisle)