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.
Dervock (1004) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap Bitter Phew - board said 8.8%, cloudy orange pour. aroma sweet malt, caramel and fruit. Taste was sweet and boozy up front with a long lingering finish. Palate was smooth and creamy.
KeefOz (1561) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a translucent murky orangey amber with 5mm of off-white foam that diminished slowly to a collar that laced OK. carbonation moderate with fine to medium bubbles. Aroma strongly of mixed spices and possible pepper with hints of caramel; no obvious alcohol. Taste of mixed spices with hints of sweet malt; alcohol well hidden. Medium body. A nice warming winter ale.
vanvenlo (1787) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
East of Everything ontap(23-Dec-2014)Big veg floral aroma.Dark amber,ok head&suds lace.Veg sweet berry candy spice flavour.Spirit berry herb finish&candy spice aftertaste.
Koelschtrinker (17686) - 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 (505) - 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 (6789) - Huddinge, 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 (23711) - 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 (601) - 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 (1474) - 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 (5226) - 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.