thewolf (11191) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, bought @ Systembolaget, Malmö.
[thank you, Myrup]
Pours lightly hazy golden with an impressive, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is soft, nots of liqourice and peppermint, oranges, light alcohol and sweet biscuity malts. A touch of pineapple in the end. Super nice, creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is lightly spicy, some coriander, ginger and vanilla. Sweet and lightly grainy, doughy malts.Some apples. Wow, this is really nice and soooooo greatly balanced.
jcwattsrugger (11104) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle-pours a disappearing white head and amber color. Aroma is spicy, wood, some medium malt-caramel, yeast. Taste is plenty of spicy-clove, wood, some medium malt-caramel/rock candy, citrus, yeast, alcohol. Interesting. Occasional, sipping. OK effervescence. Thanks to Joe-jwc215 for picking this out.
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Got one of the first pours off the cask. Beautiful yellow/pale golden color, very little head.
S: Very floral, spice, some fruits (but not as much as many other Belgian ales), and that familiar yeasty character.
T: This is quite sweet and fruity (particularly oranges) with a mild spice and yeast flavor to it. Not too much in the way of hops.
M: Medium body, not a ton of carbonation (obviously, being on cask).
D: Would have enjoyed drinking from the cask all afternoon, but I was driving.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Source: Tasting, O-Town Throwdown
clear dark gold, wispy off white head rouses up big and creamy to leave drippy lace,
big spicy aroma with lots of sharp ginger,
big sweet malt flavor, big bready yeast character, lots of spicy balance,
needs a bit of age for the sweetness to mellow and blend with the spices,
sweet bright ginger and cinamon aroma,
lots of sharp spicy ginger flavor, lots of thick bready sweetness that gets to be a bit much after a while but balanced by the spices,
tasty for a sweet sticky mess, no telling what age will do to this beer
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Pinball (10867) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
cloudy orange, small white head.
dry malty, spicy aroma. well balanced. hint of mustard?
flavor is spicy, fruity, dry.
gunnfryd (10834) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden colour witha white head. Aroma is dry, spices, flower. Flavour is sweet, dry, spices, hop, alcohol, malt, flower.. Nice beer.
Koelschtrinker (10831) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Der hefige Antrunk ist deutlich von den süßen Alkoholiegkeit beeinflusst. Diese bleiben mit der Zeit konstant, stärker werden nur die grasigen Noten, die allerdings nicht vom Hopfen auszugehen scheinen. Nun ist das Bier ziemlich süß und scheint kaum ausgeglichen, wenig herb, zu süß. So wirkt das Bier nun recht klebrig und weniger ausgewogen. 9/10/8/9/11/9
Tmoney99 (10804) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Party Source, KY. Poured clear copper color with medium fizzy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma was complex sweet malty yeasty. Medium body. Medium fruity flavor with medium bittersweet with small alcohol bite finish. Good brew worth trying with some age.
bierkoning (10379) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
3rd LCRBM. Golden color. Ginger aroma. Lemon aroma and flavor. Sweet flavor in which pineapple esters are present. Disappointing.
madsberg (10308) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. ARoma of ginger, sweetness, flowers. flavour is all about ginger. flowers, light liqourice and some herbs. Medium bodied. Sweet and spicy end. Quite pleasant. Thx santa for this.