Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured amber with an off white head and some lace. aroma was caramel, citrus, and dry hay. flavor was citrus, slight hop, and some tartness. medium body with medium carbonation.
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramelly, nutty, aromas with figs and candied plums with a slight spice. Pours reddish amber with a thin white head. Smooth and malty with slight caramel and toffee notes and a spicy dry finish. Nice biere de garde.
craftycarl21 (2302) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear teak pour with a tiny head; at Churchkey on draught. Spice, hop, cinnamon, clove, and good sweet malt presence; classic biere de garde plus Christmas spice, just what you’d expect. Pleasant balance of malt and spice on the flavor with a nice dry spicy palate. Nice.
SDalkoholic (2261) - Linda Vista, California, USA - NOV 29, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Bev Mo: Poured with little to almost no head creation, and what foam did start, it quickly died out to a naked golden honey colored liquid. My nose detects a high presence of alcohol such as that of a bottle of isopropyl with a faint scent of Belgian yeast that contains some spice in its fragrance. The flavor has a strange green tea like flavor and lacks body structure in terms of balance and palate because of the high level of sugary sweetness and the fizzy mouth feel. Nothing else I would like to say about this beer other than the note to self: Don’t buy this ever again.
tricksta_p (2251) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of bready malts, caramel, herbs, sugary notes, raisins. Flavour is sweet, a bit too sweet for my taste. Overall unimpressed.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
311211: Cloudy brown, a little too sweet. Many will probably liked this beer, it fits well with the food. It is not very exciting.
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle. Deep reddish copper. Clear. Small off-white fine laced head. Spicy nose with Belgian yeast characters. Notes of caramel and a little chocolate. Crisp hoppy bitterness in the finish. High carbonation level. Peppery flavours. A little light in the aftertaste, but otherwise a nicely drinkable rich Belgian-style Christmas beer.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle pours light amber with a medium off white head. Aroma is sweet heather and floral. Bready flavors with nutty notes and some spicing in the finish.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark golden/light amber, nice head, tiny carb bubbles. Nice dusty yeast, malt up front. Light fruit, hints of alcohol. Flavor full of phenolics, alcohol, light fruit. Medium body and mouthfeel.
DeanF (1930) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - NOV 27, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light amber colour with a fair amount of head. Aroma of tin, malt, alcohol. Taste is very malty with a hint of grass. Has a watery finish and a planty aftertaste. I imagine this is an attempt at a Bière de Garde of some disposition, but it doesn’t quite work.