radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep ruby in colour with a large cream coloured head. Aroma of bread, yeast, malt, caramel and some sweetness. Flavour of malt, lots of sweetness, sugar and spices. Finish is a medium yeasty bitterness with some alcohol.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a medium brown with a thick light tan head. Sweet Belgian malt and bready yeast aroma. Body has a good sweetness and nice complexity with some hints of spice toward the finish. Goes down very smooth with very little noticeable alcohol. A nice seasonal.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml corked [2003, fresh]: Light amber brown beneath a fluffy taupe head. Aroma is filled with peach flesh, juicy blueberries and succulent raspberries. Loads of fresh sough dough bread, delicately spicy yeast, and soft flower petals. Flavours grow softly complex at room temp as the lively carbonation blends buttery malts, apple cinnamon spice, the sweet taste of a woman and luscious berries into a wonderful Christmas package. An elegant and beautiful beer!
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2002 bottle. hazy mahogany, beige head. spicy, dark bready malt and raisiny aroma with some alcohol. more spice in the mouth with sweet harmony of dried fruits and malt. yeasty, warming finish. nice belgian christmas beer. excellent.
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Soft aroma, with dried fruit. Alcoholic taste with toasted malts and chocolate, with perhaps a hint of coffee.
Eirikur (351) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - DEC 21, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very big and creamy head, nice brew, perfect for christmas .
jerohen (1932) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft. Copper coloured, ok head. Malty, fruity and quite alcoholic. I'm not a great fan of these christmas brews and this is no exception.
haukur (1127) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - DEC 20, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
big creamy head, dark brown appearance. Hints of caramel, hops, raisins and that special christmas beer stuff from belgium that I have no clue what is! spicy warm brew.. a very very drinkable and an awesome brew, only thing that´s keeping me from rating it higher was that I was drinking 2l of some pilsner and a Chouffe Nice before this one so maybe I was a bit under the influence
kujo9 (1091) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Draft 12/13/03: Lasting light beige head on a brown/ruby hazy body. Matly and raisiny vinous notes to start, alcohol as it warms. Plum fruitiness, clove spiciness, as well as other peppery aromas with a bready yeastiness. Malt and plums, peppery clove, as well as other dark fruit flavors and very well balanced. There seems to be a light roastiness and caramel flavor more noticeable as it warms. Finishes a little on the dry side with some fruitiness. Highly carbonated, medium bodied, but probably more fully, but it's made to feel lighter by the high level of carbonation, alcohol is present, but very pleasantly warming with a very smooth mouthfeel. Very well made beer, and very flavorful. I might compare the bottle version to the draft since I have a bottle at home.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Buckeye's Christmas in Belgium, 2003. Dark brown body, almost clear - something about the way it looked, I could tell this would be good. Thick with chocolate, raisins, caramel, yeast, fruits - bursting with flavor. It seems that there are spices in this, but they don't take over. Nice, mostly clean finish doesn't linger too long. I enjoyed this quite a bit!