BiddleBrau (952) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Older bottle, not sure how old but it’s gathered some dust over the years. Really nice mahogany copper color. Age has hurt the head potential here. Rich malty nose, some dark fruit and slight alcohol present. Alcohol burn up front is distracting as is prickly carbonation. Malt flavor and body are big here but I’m still struggling with. Tobacco, cocoa flavors, a bit yeasty/bready flavor round things out a bit. I feel the handling of this bottle (sub optimal) has lead to some deficiencies. I’d certainly welcome the opportunity to try this again as this is no fly by the night brewery.
Erzengel (2967) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rotbraune Farme mit stabiler, beiger Schaumkrone. Malzig-süßlich-angenehmer Geruch. Der Antrunk ist schwer, aber gleichzeitig auch mild-weich. Malzig. Zum Hauptteil kommen sehr angenehm mild-malzige Aromen durch. Ein Hauch von Zimt und Gewürzspekulatius, zusammen mit einer angenehm-malzig-süßlicher Note. Mild-weich, die 10% sind nicht zu schmecken! Dunkle Früchte, tiefgehende Aromen. Der Nachgeschmack ist lang anhaltend, schön mild-weich, dunkel, malzig-süßlich, angenehm dunkel-vergorene Note.
→ ein klasse Weihnachtsbier! 13/13/14/14
Gbgbrouge (73) - SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle, dark brownish amber with low creamy head. Aroma strong with notes of dark bread, dried fruit, spices and herbs. Taste is full bodied with notes of dark bread, honey, resin, dried fruit and herbs. Long lasting rewarding finish.
eduardovl (891) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml served in a La Trappe Trappist chalice.
A: Pours a dark amber to brown color with a big creamy fluffy beige head. A bit cloudy. Good retention. A thin layer is always there and many lacings are left
S: Mainly dark fruits and caramel. Plums, dates, figs and raisins. Caramel malts, Belgian yeasts, toffee and alcohol in the end
T: Follows the nose: Dark fruits, toffee, caramel malts and Belgian yeasts. Sweet taste and mild on bitterness, quite bready as a traditional Belgian strong Ale. Alcohol can be also felt in the end
M: Full creamy and molasses body. Medium carbonation. Alcohol in the end
O: Very drinkable and tasty beer. Exactly what you expect from a St. Bernardus beer... An excellent beer! ;)
[ BA Review @ 2/5/2012 ]
outlawskies (967) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Julie thinks it is a very. nice Belgium mild on the spices she gives a 4
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
markoijelena (485) - SERBIA - OCT 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0.33l from De Hopduvel beer shop Ghent Belgium.Pour it dark colour with medium white head.Taste and aroma of caramel, raspberry, blueberry, brown sugar.Very good only I think to need a little bit more complex flavour.
Alengrin (2203) - BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Christmas beer from Sint-Bernardus largely destined for export to Danemark (unfortunately, I hasten to add). Tasted at ZBF last year. Light beige head, dark burgundy colour, complex fruity and malty aroma, chocolate, raisins, grapes, cloves, liquorice, cinnamon, caramel; complex taste, deep and soft malty, spicy but fortunately in a subtle way adding to the complexity, sweetish but never cloying, full and creamy mouthfeel, herbal hoppiness in the finish along with warming alcohol. Not very creative for the style but, as usual with this range, very well crafted and complex. Great beer, in other words.
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"another very solid ale from St B, but i’m afraid i still think they are a touch overated...good, but definitely not one of the best. heavier feel, carbonation too high. lots of spicy and fruity belgian yeast character. good but not great."
HammerTroll (518) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy brown color, big off-white to tan head. Huge lacing. Dark fruits, biscuit, brown sugar, malt and berries aroma. Boozy. Heavy sweetness. Full body, flat carbonation. Creamy texture. This is like Christmas cake with alcohol and fruits.
(Svijet Piva 0,75l bottle)
azzie (239) - - AUG 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Hazy amber liquid with big yellowish head. Medium to full body, medium to light carbonation. Very sweet. Fruity and alcoholy. Something like wine in aftertaste. A bit hard to drink.
vipinvelp (2260) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared w/ Tim. Dark ruby brown off-white lacing foam. Sweet caramel aroma and taste, bit too sweet. But may be I should not drink a Christmas beer in August. (Efteling 201408)