suedehead288 (360) - 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 (1760) - 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 (2122) - Edinburgh, 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 (583) - 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 (600) - 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 (576) - 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 (2226) - 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 (577) - 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
DwarfeD (902) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl bottle at home. Clear reddish brown with a small off-white head. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Sweet with some herbal bitter notes. Raisin, spices, herbs, caramel and dark fruits. An ok winter brew, not too special.
Desverger (1836) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Voldby Købmandsgaard - pours brown with a good beige persistent head and lacing. Sweet malts, slightly roasted, sweet yeasts, dark dried fruits, brown sugar, slight spices, nice mouthfeel/palate. Great Belgium Christmas beer this.