JohnnyMummbles (151) - Pitman, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle pours a wonderful deep red amber beer. slight white head that gives beer a well balanced appearance. Aroma gives off strong notes of sugars, caramel and dark fruits. Flavor starts off with strong notes of toffee and fruit sugars. Banana after taste rounds out this rich full flavered beer that is a wonderful experance.
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown with a generous tan head. Full bodied. Caramel aroma. Malt taste with caramel and banana undertones.
morri (135) - NORWAY - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Big frothy tan head which turns into lots of bigger bubbles before it quickly flattens out. Dark brown/amber body, low transparency. Aroma is sharp in the nose. Iron, dark fruits, wood. Sweet malt hits the tongue first. Some alcohol taste. Creamy texture, excellent palate. Best served at higher temperatures.
EdwinLitzau (133) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Donkerbruine kleur, dikke laag schuim. Aroma is zoet, fruitig. Smaakt erg zoet, met een stevige bittere nasmaak. Prima bier.
jmm1 (129) - Andorra la Vella, ANDORRA - DEC 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Red amber clear body with a fluffy lasting broken white head. Clove, orange peel, and caramel in the nose. Roasted malts as first approach in the mouth, then moving to spiced plum and figs. A slight bitter finish enhances the flavors. Medium carbonation with a well balanced and smooth body makes it a nice winter beer, together with a little alcoholic touch. A good Xmas beer.
Erdinger2003 (127) - West Union, Iowa, USA - DEC 13, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A dark reddish-brown ale this has an excellent head that’s smooth and undetourable, it’s soft and pillowy-like you could fall into it. A sweet smell of alcohol is reminiscent of a Belgian triple or quadruple. Sweet and candy-like, but still with a good balance of bitter hops. It’s refreshing and crisp, then it’s warming. The mouthfeel is very smooth and heady. I really enjoyed this ale.
Ansset13 (127) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a fine hazy copper with a nice compact tan head. The nose is hops, spices, dark fruit all balanced very well. The flavor is of sweet dried fruits and butterscotch. A very well balanced seasonal brew.
RAUCHFEST (122) - PROSPECT PARK, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2002
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
merry christmas good beer ya
pfr (121) - København, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
75 cl Bottel
Color - Redbrown
Head - Nice Beige
Aroma - Flower, Fruit, Sweet
Flavor - Sweet, Complex
tsp (113) - DENMARK - JAN 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) Pours hazy reddish brown with beige stable head and quite strong carbonation. The taste is complex (in a very plesant way) with notes of dried fruits (primarilly prunes and apricots), roasted malts, toffee and coffee. One of the best cristmas beers around.. :-)