mathieuc (3179) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BBE 2014. Pours a pretty clear reddish brown with a medium beige head that leaves some lacing. Nose is of spices, caramel, oxidized alcohol. Taste is of caramel, madeira, demerara, spices. Body is medium, carbonation moderate and alcohol is now pretty well integrated. Almost stereotypical belgianness. Really good!
themightylazza (108) - - DEC 30, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark crimson ale with a berry aroma, flavour of berries and caramel sugar, warming dry finish. Some spiciness but lacking in flavour
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy dark brown with huge beige head. Aroma is tad tart but sugared and yeasty. Flavor very nicely balanced. Medium mouthfeel of raisins and brown sugar with drier finish. Overall really solid beer
kajser27 (1238) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown colored, ruby hue, small beige head. Aroma is brewing sugar, Belgian yeast, toasty, spices, loads of aniseed or mint. Taste is medium+ sweet caramel, brown sugar, toasty, lots and lots of aniseed and spices, spicy and herbal low+ bitterness, some yeast, bit of alcohol and alco warmth. Medium to full bodied, soft+ carbonation. Spiced over the top, in the end it becomes too much to finish the bottle.
(Le Trappiste, Brugge)
DraftDodger (1007) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copenhagen 27/12 2015. 75 cl bottle from Føtex. A lot of gold, red and a holly on the label. Pours clear dark copper brown with yellowish head. Settles as thin layer of foam. Aroma is strong. Sweet caramel, raisins and prunes with some yeast. In addition to this some sharp, tart floral notes. Pretty strong carbonation and thick palate. Taste is sugary caramel, raisins and Belgian yeast. Aftertaste is more balanced with brown sugar balanced by a tart fruityness. A nice Belgian ale with enough hints to Christmas to qualify as a seasonal.
RickFifty (995) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1.5L magnum bottle. Hazy red-brown color, beige head. Ripe fruit nose, coffee, marzipan, anise, herbal, hint of alcohol. Heavy sweet taste, dried fruit, malty, licorice. Full body, soft carbonation.
SimonBlok (223) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle at home. Pours clear red-brown with big tan head. Foam is soft and longlasting. Aroma: malts, apricot, raisins, plums, dried fruits, spices. Taste: high sweetness with medium bitterness. Notes of apricot and raisins. Texture is oily. Carbonation is fizzy.
Eggertsen (2) - - DEC 25, 2015 does not count
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Stærk, tyk og tung. Ikke min smag. Måske også den forkerte mad(thai) Andre juleøl er bedre... Men prøv den!
SkillsFactory (518) - ITALY - DEC 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rossa scura con riflessi caramello, opalescente, schiuma beige di media persistenza.
Aroma di cannella, melassa, datteri, uva passa, pesca sciroppata, e leggera ciliegia, leggero cacao, liquirizia.
Al palato stesse caratteristiche con ciliegia e cacao che persistono anche sul finale, equilibrato da un'elegante nota erbacea ed etilica finale.
Retrolfatto di pesca sciroppata e caramello.
Corpo medio-pieno, non molto carbonata.
kapusil (1121) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33l bottle. Deep ruby body with a huge and lasting light beige head. Aroma of caramel, cocoa and liquorice. Taste of caramel, cocoa, figs, floral hops and liquorice. Decent beer.