erickok (3790) - Tours (and Paris), - JAN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper brown body and yellowish kaki head. Lots of spices, cinnamon, red apple, clove and sweet crusty bread. Lively carbonation, sweet start but more roasted malts and bitterness later on. Warming body, ending not too long but rich in flavour. Very refined and just enough spice. Tasty for for sure, although it could even be richer. (33cl bottle from Cave Gambrinus)
Maakun (808) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Rootz festival. Amber with big off white head. Very sweet malty with caramel and candy, licorice, lots of spices. Very sweet, medium to full bodied. Meh
Mark_Eck (771) - - DEC 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown. Aroma and taste are sweet with dark fruits and spices, can’t taste the higher abv.
migajos (200) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap atHopsters, Warsaw, Poland. Weak aroma and taste. Nkthing special. Just regular belgian ale. Cant really feel christmas spices. Not recommended.
VastActiv (3059) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Oluttupa Viisi Penniä, Helsinki. Colour is reddish brown with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Dark fruits, dry fruits, spices, anise, Belgian yeast and malts.
AdiBeer (1494) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: sugar syrup, caramel, cough syrup, spices. Appearance: clear, dark amber, massive, frothy, beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: massive carbonation, cough syrup again, very intense caramel malt, alcohol. Overall: almost tastes like medicine, too intense, too fizzy. Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn.
kacyper (333) - Lublin, POLAND - DEC 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kolor ciemno brązowy. Aromaty belgijskie, śliwkowe, przyprawowe. W smaku alkoholu nie czuć. Odczucie w ustach śliskie.
janubio (439) - SPAIN - DEC 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown-reddish colour, with huge head that leaves a good lace and crown. Smell of dark fruits, spices, nutmeg licorice, cinnamon and almonds. Medium body, good carbonation. Taste is similar to the smell: spices, licorice, almonds, dark fruits.
JefVerstraete (1571) - Ghent, BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from De Hopduvel. Beatiful deep brown colour with nice beige foam. Nose of dark fruit with spices (aniseed!). Light sweet with bitter finish. Spicy aftertaste. Good beer.
d07c0m (90) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick generous head, dark ruby appearance, allows some light in. Aroma is spice, warm esters and dark fruits, some hop. Flavor is immediately nice and effervescent, clean bitter, and lingering licorice. Really nice treat this time of year.
MonsterMagnet (324) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bb 9-2016. Pours dark ruby with a large off white head. Aroma: wet hay, berries, earthy, grass, clove, aniseed, candy sugar. Taste: dark and red fruit, candy sugar, overripe blue grapes. Pretty sweet, light-medium bitterness, somewhat thin oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation, relatively dry finish with pronounced aniseed taste.