Hinez57 (184) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
11 oz bottle in tulip glass.
Banana bread powerful, clove, vanilla pudding, carmel sugars and fig with hints of other fruits on the nose. Ruby-brown, clear, toasty head, steady head, little-no lacing. Flavor is complex malty-grainy base. heavy sweetness, low bitter, cleaner flavor than aroma profile. Quite alcohol forward. Low spiciness compared to aroma, no trace of clove with subtle earthiness/vegetal flavor that’s very nice. Drinks easy, to style, for a 10% brew. Overall not disappointed at all. Not as complex as one expects from a St Bernardus ale. Will drink again, enjoyable, would pair wonderfully with roast meats, and pulled/chopped pork bbq.
pcshotsauce33 (46) - Columbus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sensing clove, ginger, caramel, and roasted malts. Dark brown medium bodied carbonated with a fizzy feel. Definitely hits the high mark on a Christmas ale and highly recommended.
Shot (196) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy reddish brown with a massive white head. Aromas of yeasty apple, ginger, plum, cinnamon, raisin, biscuit and brown sugar. Flavors are clove, ginger, plum, chocolate, coffee, and yeasty, bready tones. Finishes with chocolate and ginger. Peppery mouthfeel. Delicious!
Douberd (2809) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(St. Bernardus Christmas Ale) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a tulip. ABV 10%
Mahogany brown colour on the body, big tan head, thin but with good retention, leaving spots of lacing on the glass.
Aroma of caramel, spices, candy sugar, light dark fruits.
Tastes really good, a bit sweet but nothing extreme, dark fruits, light vanilla, caramel, some alcohol, wine notes.
Medium body with good carbonation.
Pretty good, definitely a winter warmer.
audinerd17 (24) - Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing holiday beer. One bomber. Two people. Celebrate in front of a fire. So warming, rich. An amazing Belgian beer from an amazing brewery. Highly recommended. A treat once a year.
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rdixon77 (949) - Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Classic xmas beer. Dark brown. Dark fruit, booze, sherry in the aroma. Creamy big mouthfeel. Lots of spices and fruits dancing around. Heavy but delicious.
BrewTom (364) - - JAN 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A rich, burnt, dried fruit of a beer that is perfect for Christmas. Smells of sweet sherry & tastes of caramel cake.
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StueyD (1304) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A dark reddish brown coloured beer with a fan coloured, frothy head. A heady alcohol led aroma, with ripened forest fruits, spice and treacle. Strangely light bodied for it’s strength and a fizzy mouthfeel. A mouth filling taste, boozy, cherry and plum ripened fruit, treacle and dark caramel flavours bring on a mild clove spice. The finish is long, fizzy and full flavoured.
Jorn69 (1285) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ Havregatan 150124. Bottle (750 ml) from Systembolaget. Malty, fruity and caramely with spicy and alcoholic notes, sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is sweet and fruity with spicy notes and some alcohol warmth.
Rossta (16) - Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Started cold and went to warm, out of a 750. Had several separate flavors at first. Fig is a definite flavor through out the whole experience. As it warmed up everything started to come together. Smooth, flavorful, delicious. Tongue feel still had some fizz to it which took away the full effect of smoothness.. Overall do it again. Thanks