MichaelBruch (2201) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JUN 25, 2013
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
What a crazy beer. Either this bottle was bad or the beer is. Skunky stuff with a strange grainy background. Mouthfeel is sock or underwear. If this bottle was nit bad then this drink is just a joke.
McTapps (2333) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - JUN 25, 2013
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle says "Saint-Monon Spéciale Fêtes" with a winter picture behind the saint. I don’t know if I would describe it as a Abbey Dubbel, it tastes more like a Speciality Grain to me. It has got a hazy medium brown colour with absolutely no head and medium to thin body. Nose and looks of Spezi (what you get when you mix Coke and Fanta), but the taste is really strange. It tastes like vodka mixed with Spezi, footh bath mixture, syrup against colds and flu, sour malt and very bad whiskey. Awful to drink, didn’t enjoy it at all.
Benzai (5769) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
33cl bottle @ home. Clear dark amber color, small off-white to beige head that disappears quickly. Smell malts and a lot of herbs or spices. taste is even worse! Oh I so dislike this: malts + spices + herbs + spices + herbs + spices etc etc. Yuk, drainpour, hate this. Mouthfeel is actually quite ok, soft carbo, medium body. Just absolutely don’t like this at all!
Yves (1988) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - DEC 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Darkbrown coloured beer with small white head and no carbonation visible. Nice spicy and malty winter aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is wooden roasted ending malty sweet with some fruity hints. Nice one.
madsberg (9337) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled @ ZBF 2011: Brown coloured. Unclear. Dense brownish head. Caramel, sweetness, yeast and some fruits in this beer. Flavour is a bit more distinct and subtle than the aroma. Medium bodied. Is sweet and caramelly in the end.
SHIG (3280) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 17, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle ZBF: Poured a light brown with off white head. Aroma is sweet and spicy. Taste is dark fruit, sweet malt, and ginger.
GT2 (7044) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAR 15, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at ZBF. Pours hazy light amber with a tan head that has good retention. Body odor aroma along with spruce and fireplace. Tastes like Christmas present wrapping paper put into the fireplace with a dash of oregano.
Travlr (9869) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at ZBF 2010. Murky brown color, aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste has fireplace ashes and sugar. Tasty.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[1167-20080301] Bottle. Ginger spice aroma is mostly lasagna and bready yeast grains with some alcohol. Cloudy, dark brown body with a medium-lasting creamy light tan head. Spicy Christmas gingerbread man flavour. Medium-full body. Yum!
(ZBF 2008; Sint Niklaas, BE)
fonefan (31813) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Zythos Bier Festival 2008, Sint Niklaas, Belgium. Clear medium to dark amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, toasted, roasted, anis seed - spicy. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (010308)