Erzengel (6224) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
*Old rating, best before 24.08.08. Fruchtig-süßliches dunkles Bier. Leicht alkoholisch, klebrig-malzig, nett.
djd07 (6612) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008 bottle. Pours a cloudy copper with beige head. The aroma is caramel and yeast. Med mouth with strong booze, yeast, candy sugar, held up well.
Marko (4417) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At MBR. Thanks for splitting this one, guys! Poured a daaark red body, almost blackish. Blast of mint in the aroma., sweetish, lovely peach notes, freeesh. Sweet taste, typical Belgian, but with lovely minty notes too which make it a pleasure to drink. Very good!
veceo (930) - CROATIA - JAN 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very cloudy brown color with red hue, average sized off white head. Aroma of overripe fruits, strawberries, malt, yeast. Full body, lively carbonation. Creamy texture. Taste is sweet with some bitter notes in finish. Very nice, actually.
AGCostaNeves (71) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A classic Belgian beer seasonal! A label that reminds Christmas and Santa Claus!
Reddish copper color, with a beige cream voluminous, compact and solid.
A delicious aroma emerges, being well fruity with strong presence of red fruits, and malt rises as well, gently toasted caramel hops providing a special touch in a well integrated carbonation in the set. Condiments bring a special and soft touch and the medium / low bitterness is underscored by the spices. It also appears, a citrus and floral perhaps simple touch.
At first sip I felt a consistent carbonation that great body, and there stands the caramel a balanced combination where the flavor is balanced with the malt, hops and fruit in the exact measure.
At no time this beer proved cloying and heavy although we are in full in December, spring / summer of the tropics. A master worthy recipe this drink.
The end has a long, discreet closing, tasteful, without excesses leaving a soft taste and a malt that balances the senses remaining in the aftertaste. Alcohol shown is noticeable despite its 9%!
fellebag (1216) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33cl. Big foamy off white head. Dark clear red brown color. Fresh carbonated. Aroma is caramel, bread, spruce shoots and orange peel. Taste is lively and sweet. Hints of orange, cloves, coriander.
Bierridder_S (407) - BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
10/01/2015 @home 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel.
Ruby-brown with tanned head. Aroma is sosdark malts, spices, dark fruits. Taste is dark malts, dark fruits, sweet caramel, some alcohol and bitterness in the end, nice balanced. I’ve had it way sweeter. Let it in the cellar for a year!
StueyD (1542) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A reddish brown coloured beer with a frothy beige head. A strong a distinctive spicy aroma, liquorice and aniseed lead off, then clove and cinnamon usher in a caramel malt aroma. Dry mouthfeel. A mild bittersweet taste, loads of spice dominated by the liquorice, dark caramel then bring forth a dark fruit flavour. The finish is lengthy and full of caramel and liquorice, aniseed spice. Tasted at Moeder Lambic "Fontainas" Brussels.
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Garrold (3015) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. 2012. Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Clear, dark red. Head starts off big, and rocky, then settles and becomes dense, sticky, and lasts. Very perfumed, floral, dark cherry fruits. Sugary, toffee malts. Smells lovely. Taste is thick, chewy sweet. A stone fruit bitterness aids balance. Smooth, rich palate. Pretty easy drinking, though. Finishes mostly sweet, with a light, spicy bitterness. Very nice. Bit sweet, but easy drinking.
bartlebier (2815) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JAN 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 vintage, shared 12/2014 @Post-Nikolaus tasting. Subtle aniseed and liquorice yeast accents plus good hop bitterness lay a near-savoury blanket over dry caramelised malt layers, herbal honey, cranberry marmelade. Well-balanced (partly thanks to aging?) example of the slightly anachronistic sweet & spiced Wallonian-style Belgian strong ale.