glenD (31) - - JAN 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle. This is a very mellow belgian. It has a mild xmas spice flavor. Many xmas ales have crisp spice flavors but this one is very mellow. Much like the St. Bernardus tripel, the flavors are very mellow with a strong alcohol content that is masked perfectly behind the drinkable style. This is a great beer, it isn’t as good as the St. Bernardus ABT 12, but if you enjoy XMAS ales and the ABT12 you will enjoy this. Flavors I get are, nutmeg, clove, and yeast with a strong banana aroma. I’ve actually never seriously smelled a banana aroma until this beer. GOOD STUFF. DRINK. IT. TRUST. ME.
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 (895) - 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 (353) - - 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 (1279) - 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 (1236) - 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 (9) - Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2015 does not count
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
jrodooo5 (1101) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty cool burgundy pour w/ a huge foamy tan head that leaves spotty lacing. The aroma is a little boozy, a touch sour, & full of malt. The taste is well balanced w/ some caramel malts standing out. My only knock would be that it finishes a bit thin for such a strong beer. However, it’s tasty & highly drinkable at 10%. Nice!
andrepintado (1631) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JAN 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle thanks to ruigo. Color is brown. High carbonation. High sweetness. Aroma is banana, spices, malt, coffee.
RichardGretton (4316) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Blackish brown beer with a strong slightly off white head. The aroma is spiced and vinous, the flavour is spiced with a vinous roastedness, with yeasty hints. Overall a nice strong Belgian ale.
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Huhzubendah (2726) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vertical of 2010-2013 shared by raveskdr. Thanks Chris!
Copper brown body with a broken beige head. Aromas of Belgian yeast, caramel malt, well water, mineral, raisins. Smooth flavor, showing some signs of age (’10, ’11). Medium bodied with soft carbonation on all vintages, with the most recent perhaps a bit more vibrant. Lots of flavor. Slightly sweet, with subtle spice and a touch of brown sugar. Tasty.