Bov (9701) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 15, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
from belgianshop.com - slightly hazy golden colour with a little firm head; weird spicy aroma with yeasty notes; tart and medium-bodied; high carbonation; dry bitterness, short spicy and dry finish - not really convincing
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted it on draft as well as from bottle. A nice beer but not a pils taste nor smell. Rather a good light and more complex beer
schuimkroaat (423) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle, ’bbe’ ... Dark blond, greenish hue, clear. The head doesn’t hold for long. Complex aroma - it begins with yeast and fruit (mandarins, bananas). Some malts and a hint of hops come later, followed by barnyard notes only later. The latter is convincingly present in the taste, though; which is for the rest dry, sourish, again giving off some mandarins. Chalky finish. Almost every sip reveals something new. Is this really a pils? It tastes more like a mixture of ale and lambic. Infected then?
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A Sim rate (Bottle at Smellirium): First, I just must mention that I hate this place...just hate it! And Kerstbier? Um... wha? Looks and tastes like a pils to me. Slightly spicy, though perhaps tainted perception due to the 4-day-old ginger cookie I just ate. No worry, added a bit of character to an otherwise personality-less excuse for a Kerst.
madsberg (10435) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Golden coloured: Hazy:Dense off white head. Herbal and spiced aroma. Has some iron notes. Flavour as well is herbal. Quite sweet and spiced. Has apple notes. Medium bodied. Is light bitter in the end.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Surprisingly OK. Sweet, but clean and slightly grassy in the finish. A drinkable pils, if not a very exciting one.
thebeertourist (4893) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 3, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear, pale golden with a big white head. Faint malty nose with a hint of grassy hops. Sweet and grainy flavours, some grassiness. Fizzy. Uninspired.
skortila (4602) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of grassy (german?) hops and grapefruits. Clear, golden coloured with a lasting, thin, white head. taste is sweet, somewhat bitter, grassy-hoppy and fruity (grapefruits). Interesting brew. Certainly not bad.
bierkoning (10499) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden color. Clear, but not filtered. Greapefruit overshadows the hops in the aroma. Light flowery hopbitter flavor with grapefruit and a hint of blackcurrant. Very refined flavor, glorious aroma. Delicately balanced. But sadly a rather short finish. Still a very nice beer.
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled) Clear golden color with a medium, tight and foamy head. Grassy, saaz-hoppy aroma with some yeastiness. Grassy-hoppy, quite malty flavor with caramel, birch leaves and earthy tones. Medium-bodied, refreshing palate with slightly fizzy carbonation. A nicely tasty and balanced, freshly hoppy pilsener. A less interesting version of Vandenheuvel Ekla. Nothing to do with christmas, but that’s ok...