TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yeast aroma. Very balanced, mellow, woody flavors with some spice. Roastiness somewhere in there. Herbal finish.
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - AUG 28, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Muddy brown color – sharp quickly dissipating white head - tons of sediment - nose of orange , cherry / chocolate , and yeast - taste of sour red fruits ( cherries , and raspberries ) , oranges , malt , brown sugar , and acidic - medium body - aftertaste of sour acidic red fruit , malts and brown sugar
eManu (476) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 6, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear dark copper color with a tan color head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark fruits like plums and apples and brown sugars. Flavors of roasted malts, caramels, cinnamon, and spices with a hint of walnuts.
Good carbonation with a little sweet bitterness and a little granny texture ending. A warm brew and quite complex and enjoyable winter beer.
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2007
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
on tap - mcmenamin’s (philadelphia) - pours a ruby brown. aroma was not very pleasant- spices and sweaty feet (not good sweaty feet like some cheeses). Flavor was thin, mild, and slightly unpleasant. Not a favorite.
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - JUN 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Birra invernale, bevuta in estate, grondo di sudore! Cmq saporita aromatica, speziata! ottima birra! Una dele noel migliori!
janubio (467) - 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.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - DEC 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, Pizza Port Strong Ale Fest. cquiroga is right, this is like anchor’s christmas release Belgian style. Slightly spicy. Too sugary and sweeter than I like it. Overall this is not my type of beer. Still, it is very nicely made.
kacyper (453) - Łęczna, 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.
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Prune brown pour with a light tannish head. Dark fruit aroma. Sugary dark fruit flavors. Odd finish.
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750. Simple warming belgian. Heaving on the sweetness with some big fisted cardamom and fig. I did not eat much ’earthyness’ as others did. For my December buck I would stick with delirium noel.