morri (216) - - 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.
Xavalias (172) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark mahogany with a huge beige to yellow head, some lacing. The aroma is sweet with brown sugar, sweet caramel, fruity with grape sugar and ripe dark fruits, banana, and some vanilla. The taste is sweet and balanced with some bitterness. Very smooth and pleasant palate, easy to drink, nice Christmas beer.
Maakun (813) - 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 (201) - 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 (3063) - 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 (1499) - 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 (1574) - 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.