bhensonb (9866) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 c&c. Pours medium amber with a very coarsley foamy beige head. The head collapses and rings. Aroma is cooked caramel. Med body. Flavor is lightly sweet with some very mild hop. Drinks very well. Is it a spicey thing? No. Sort of a very extra good Jenlain sort of drink. Love it.
BeerSkull (1070) - SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sweet malty aroma with some yeast notes. Flavor the same with some fruity notes.
JK (4174) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2010 Light brown color and a white head. Flavor has some malt, quite dry, and clearly recognizable French/ Biere de Garde yeast, which is how I would classify this beer. Simple and one dimensional, with the dry malt dominating the flavor and aroma.
thomat (1800) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with a medium off-white head. Fruity with sweet tones. Malt, oak and fruit. Medium body with a nice, bitter-sweet finish.
BeerandBlues2 (8557) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle. Pours clear and sparkling deep copper with a medium, fizzy and frothy off-white head, good retention. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, light toast and biscuit, low fruity esters, and no hops. Flavor is lightly sweet caramel and biscuit malt, low hop bitterness, earth and cellar notes with a dry and fizzy-spicy finish. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on 1/29/2010. This Belgian Strong Ale pours a medium orange amber color from a corked and caged 750ml bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel, cider, herbal and sweet. A medium bodied Belgian Strong Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, touch of bread and caramel. Touch of apple cider, bread and honey. Hops are earthy. Nice balance. Good carbonation. I had a lot of French Xmas beer this past season, that sort of taste like this one, ciderish, sweet, earthy and spicy. Nice sipping beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
gyllenbock (3712) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Copper color with a large white head. Left some lacing.
Aroma of fruit, spices, honey, raisin and sugar.
Very sweet taste. It reminded a bit of the Finnish brew called Sima. Not much bitterness to talk about. Low carbonation.
A disappointment, 75 cl was way too much!
dwyerpg (4267) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 9, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very little aroma. Normal orange appearance. The beer is sweet, a nice spice, but a slightly strained finish detracts just a bit. Still, quite good.
Ratman197 (8518) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear orange amber with a lasting light amber head. Aromas of carmel, fruittiness, yeast and light toffee. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of toffee, pear, cookie and light spice witrh a crisp lightly sweet fruity finish.
Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber, clear and with a white head. Sweat malty aroma... A little two sweet on the palate and hops are bitter and not present enough to offset the sweetness. Reminiscent of other French beers such as 1664, but sweeter and more powerful in alcohol. Slightly sour as well and fizzy. Could have been better. It looks like a great beer, but taste like a bad one.