sinte (297) - Udine, ITALY - JAN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy, deep amber body with a huge, frothy, tan head, mostly lasting with nice lacing.
Moderate-to-heavy malty (caramel) and light hoppy (orange) aroma with notes of cherries, raisins, brown sugar and some spices.
Moderate-to-heavy sweet flavour with light acidity in the finish and very light bitterness.
Medium-to-full body with creamy texture; soft carbonation.
olr1984 (858) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml bottle pours a dark copper with a tall tan head. Dark fruits and malt aroma. Taste is the same
suedehead288 (252) - BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2013.12 - met dank aan Klaas - bruinrood bier, schuim was bij ’tasting’ reeds verdwenen - zowel neus als mond : zoete porto.
PriorL (1153) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
1,5L bottle, THX Klaas for the glass. Expired 2012
APPEARANCE: clear brown beer, no foam.
NOSE: caramel, little oxidated, some port.
TASTE: caramel, little oxidated, quite some port. Very decently aged!
Stuu666 (115) - SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at xmas tasting. Ruby, liquorice and spices on nose, sweet, bit fizzy, aniseed, caramel.
Niller (421) - Hammel, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Fleggaard, Harrislee. Dark amber colour with an off-white presistent head. Sweet roasted malts, yeasts, dark dried fruits, brown sugar, some spices. Nice smooth mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Good warm finish. Great Belgium Christmas beer.
a_cross (525) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby crown, clear, emitting a fireside warmth, large foamy beige head; aroma is sticky sweet malts; taste is malty, both toffeeish and sweet yet toasty too; the Christmas spices are present but subtle; the alcohol gives it a lovely warmth; slightly bitter with a clear dry finish; really good festive fare.
Sissio (358) - Orsenigo, ITALY - DEC 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear dark amber, cappuccino head. Aroma honey, caramel and a hint of chocolate. Taste sweet, roasted cereals, some caramel, liquorice, spices.
BREWMUSKCLES (2143) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
malty fuity and full of alcohol. somewhat roasty and smooth with a good malty aroma and flavor. candy caramel and a hint of yeast. bit of smooth frothy carbonation with little hop.
koleminer20 (349) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle shared at a tasting on December 15. The pour is a pretty clear ruby-ish brown. The white head foams up and settled down to a cap of about a finger and a half. The lacing that’s left on this is also pretty intense. The aroma picks up a few subtle different things, but nothing that is especially great. It’s got some dark fruits, some light spice, maybe a bit of caramel, and some spiciness to accompany the typical Belgian yeast. There is a pretty bready and malty taste, just like I’d expect. I’ve tried a few, but it seems that the Belgians just aren’t my thing in this type of configuration