dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very very good, top level winter warmer. Not so far off a belgiam quad...dark with a little head, dark fruit all over, dry yeasty finish. Good to sip it, don’t drink cold, it’s better as it warms up.
mansquito (4866) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Whole Foods, P St, DC 750ml ($13): Pours a brown color with a big beige head. Aroma is a wonderful combination of dark fruits, Belgian yeast, and some mild malt. The yeast really stands out and gives it that unique aroma that only a few beers have, all of which are from Belgium. Taste is thick and complex. Mouth feel is almost gooey, and leaves a lot of stickiness in the mouth. There are notes of fruitiness, a bit of sugar, a mild, but strange, bitterness. It seems to me that the taste and aroma don’t exactly line up; I wish it did because I preferred the aroma. Alcohol presence is there, but in a nice way (in fact, I would go so far as to say that this beer has a unique alcohol taste). Quite good. This was a good reward for taking the LSAT today.
ads135 (3870) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 3, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A great seasonal. Brown with a medium body, off white head. An excellent seasonal spiked a generous dose of spices and orange peel. Bought in 2010 at Gomer’s in KC. Finally drank it in 2011.
shrubber85 (9948) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Coriander and malt aroma. Medium brown color with big head. Sweet coriander malt flavor with a moderate alcohol finish. Very nice - really like the witbier characteristics.
yackery (162) - California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught taster. No head or lacing. Body is hazy brown. Aroma is banana candy. Taste is sweet and salty. Palate is full and lively but less than abrasive. Not my style but good.
Fatalstrike (130) - Cerritos, California, USA - NOV 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow this is a winner right here. Aroma is full of heavy Belgian spice. Pours a dark brown with a prominent off white foam. Smells like spice and rye bread. Flavors are clovey spice, fresh bread, and a dash of dark fruits. Fairly carbonated, this drinks a quad-lite, though it weighs in at a mighty ten percent. This is dangerously easy to drink and delicious.
onceblind (6632) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ Vine St. Slightly hazy burnt copper with a nice foamy off-white head. Nice aroma of dark malty Christmas spices, burnt caramel, and honey. Nice full beautiful flavor of caramel malt, cherry, cinnamon, dark earthiness, dark tones of belgian fruit, a fair bit of raisins, and a yeasty fruity finish. Outstanding!
laiti (7874) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2014
75 cl bottle @ home, BBE 17.09.2015
Pours a big, cloudy head, dark red amber colour. Nice aroma with belgian yeast, brown sugar, dark fruits, orange peel and some spices. Flavour feels like an aged belgian ale with yeast, orange peel, apricot and hints of spices. Dry finish with non-disturbing alcohol. Foamy palate with a bit too much CO2. Becomes a bit too sweet and sticky towards the end of the glass. However, nice and warming christmas beer!
75 cl bottle @ Nurmo, BBE 17.09.2015
Quite intensive and malty – but a bit harsh. Seems that aging did not bring anything extra to this one. Harsh score estimate: 3.6
Macegan75 (803) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Thanksgiving. Pours a ruby brown with lots of head that fades. Nose is corn sugar, cherries, bread and yeast. First sip is fresh malty flavors with yeasty honey flavors. Finish is sweet with somewhat tartness.
artiesattic (11) - Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
more carbonation then I like,best severed at 57 degrees,smooth delicious ale,pours dark with delicious palate,