kermis (4741) - 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.
Yves (2094) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown coloured beer with small off-white head. Malty aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is bitter and roasted.
BMan1113VR (7813) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a small off-white head fading over a hazed brown body. Aroma of banana esters, chocolate and leather. Taste is chocolate and esters. Alcohol well hidden. Watery mouthfeel with medium carbonation.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a deep, dark brown, red hues, beige head. Aroma of some dark fruit, some farmhouse. Flavor of some dark fruit, malt, some funk. Mouthfeel is medium body with fizzy carbonation. Overall, it’s pretty good.....
MoritzF (8389) - 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
EdwinLitzau (319) - 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!
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, colar hazelnut in color with tan head, aromas of raisin and plums, flavors of sweet licorice and brown rice, average finish
mar (4766) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. dark brown pour with an amber bottom. nose is wood and nuts. very carbonated with a heavy fruit flavor that is backed by nuts.
thebeertourist (4755) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle at 13e Kerstbierfestival, Essen. Dark brown with almost no head. Spiced and sugary aroma. Complex spicy flavours: cinnamon and pepper on a caramel base.Short finish. Noticeable alcohol. All in all pleasurable, but not great.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kerstbierfestival 2009. Muddy dark brown pour with a thin beige head. Aroma of slightly roasted malt, sweetness and mild spices. The flavor feels ordinary, there’s slightly roasted malt, sweetness and mild spices. The body is light to medium while the carbonation is moderate. It’s decent, but doesn’t compare to the great Belgian Christmas beers.