mikedR (923) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very, very enjoyable. Splendid carbonated Belgian yeast ale, and at that point is quite good. But flavored subtly with holiday spices, and that makes it great.
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budedou (255) - Villemandeur, FRANCE - JAN 19, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Gout réglissé, trop alcoolisé...
Manque de caractère...
Douberd (1688) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 330 ml at home, into a tulip glass. ABV 9%
Dark red brown colour on the body with two fingers o f thick light beige head. Okay retention, light lacing left on the glass.
Aroma of spices, caramel, a bit faint ot be honest.
Taste is more intense, again caramel, lots of spices and specifically anise, some herbs. Light bitterness on the aftetaste.
Highly carbonated, medium thin body.
Overall a good one, although I expected more.
Hallstein (96) - Skogn, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very spicy, anise-ish flavor and aroma. Good carbonation. Yeasty, bubblegum’ish with a licorice flavor clearly apparent on the palate. Full-bodied good belgian beer.
RichardW (1370) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beers of Europe. Pleasant and not overpowering Aniseed and dried fruit aroma. Deep reddy purple colour, very effervescent with a fizzy pour. Palate is semi sweet but with a dry finish, the aniseed comes back in late on, with a warmth developing in the chest. Very enjoyable.
Beersiveknown (2473) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
mid ruby with spicy star anise/candy sugar nose. Full bodied, spicey, sweet candy sugar, gentle carbonation, fruity rich finish.
Osprey87 (1154) - London via, WALES - JAN 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Came recommended by an acquaintance. 2012 vintage into tulip. Dark red, sparkling, huge foamy beige head endures. Smell - sweet malts, some cherry, sharp alcohol. Body is medium, very foamy, carbonation is quite low. Taste - mostly malts, slightly metallic, some sweet cherry towards the end but it’s toned down. Quite easy drinking for a 9% beverage, though the alcohol does show up. OK but there’s just not enough flavour for me.
boxofrane (1872) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at craft ale house. Pours hazy brown with a small white head. The aroma is mostly plum and sweetness. The taste is sweet plum, prune, pear.
Yingwait (40) - - JAN 5, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
djoeye (889) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl brown wide belgian bottle, crown cap, gift from Rune, big thanks man!
Light apricot coloured tart cream on the hazy amber-brown body.
Very mild scents, lots of different spices, dark dried fruits.
Taste; chocolate malts, spirited hops, yeast and fruits, prunes, raisins aso, spices a lot.
Well bodied, alcohol as confectionery, elegant. Chocolate ending, roasted nuts, mocca, leather, spices, crispy and the bitterness is there underneath to remind me that this is a beer, not the cognac. Very tasty.