sic1314 (2430) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured cloudy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of sour fruit and caramel malt. Medium body, flavour is unbalanced, some citrus over the malt.
jmgreenuk (3268) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Essen OBER Kerstbierfestival 2013. Poured a cloudy dark brown with a thin light tan head. The aroma is big toffee fudge caramel. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a citrus fruit caramel palate. Medium bodied with lively carbonation.
kermis (4205) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at Essen Kerstbierfestival. Cloudy brown pour with a beige head. Aroma of toffee, fudge and boozy alcohol. Flavour is heavy sweet and light moderate bitter. Overripe dark fruit aspects coming out in the palate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
kraddel (2347) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours dark brown
small white head
smells like vinigar and cleaning products
low carbo . perfumed, failed sweetness...
sugar , spices
77ships (3278) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl. bottle sampled @ Kerstbierfestival Essen 2013. 900 litre production. My first beer from this brewery. Dark brown with a faint red hue, little beige head. Thick liquorish & sweet malty nose, faintly herbal, dried dark fruits. Taste is similar sweet brown sugar & liquorish, sweet spices, sweet herbs touch, dried dark fruits. Touch more substantial body, pretty nice brew.
EdwinLitzau (187) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bruine kleur, dikke laag schuim. Ruikt naar drop en hoestsiroop. Smaakt erg goed, een beetje zuur. Verrassend lekker!
MoritzF (8247) - Bochum, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle, 33cl) Hazy, dark brown colour with a beige and firm medium-sized foamy head. Dark malty, slightly leafy and sugary aroma with notes of caramel, liquorice and dried fruits, also alcohol is detectable. Sweet flavour, full bodied with a calm carbonation. Mildly roasted dark malt character with notes of liquorice, caramel and a tinge of fruit punch; sweet malty, liquorice- and yeasty spicy finish with warming alcoholic notes and hints of almonds/marzipan in the aftertaste. Not overly complex but satisfying. 8.I.13
gunnar (4745) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared 33 cl bottle at the 25 ste Kempisch Bierfestival, Geel. Pours dark brown with a tiny head. Aroma of spices and dark sugars. Taste is spicy with cinnamon in the front seat. Short finish.
tderoeck (4012) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
6/VII/2012 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: X/11 (2012-691)
Clear dark brown beer, huge fizzy beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of spices, reminds me of Southern Tier Pumking. Cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, black cherries, dried fruits, some caramel, cough syrup, elder berries. MF: good carbon, medium body. Taste: dried fruits, sugar, alcohol, ripe plums, little sourish, red currants, cranberries. Aftertaste: dark chocolate, mocha, sour berries, some lemon juice, alcohol, noticeable, little bitter, more spices, cloves, coffee.
gam (3022) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small head mahogany pour weak carbonation aromas alcohol spice dried fruit doughy note vinous notes the flavours port sultanas plum cinnamon cherry doughy yeast bread white wine sour note finish enjoyable christmas ale smooth with aftertastes of alcohol spice fruit yeasty dough well done