redlight (2317) - 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 (2295) - 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 (2223) - 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.
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.
tricksta_p (1871) - 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.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
An amber brown color with a good head leaving behind a thin satin canopy. Smells of darkfruit with minerals. Medium nectar with ample effers. This brew is uneventful featuring a lot of not much in terms of flavor. Just mildly sweet cornering darkfruit. Worth drinking but I would not pay for this. Thin around the edges, no mid palate and a boring finish. Why do they even make beer like this?
DeanF (1808) - Nunavut, 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.