kermis (6550) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled at Essen Winterbeer Festival 2014. Pours murky brown with a tan head. Aroma of caramel, raisins and toffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Vaiz (3740) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Gusher. Murky brown pour, thick off-white head. Aroma of roasty malts, dark fruits, candi sugar and licorice. Flavor is very sweet, slightly spicy and slightly roasty. Decent body. Too sweet.
Alengrin (2986) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Winter beer since 2008, with off-white, loose foam and dark copper colour. Rich aroma of sweet tobacco, candied cherries, peat, orange liqueur, carrots; sweet onset, resinous, oily, drying towards the finish with warm alcohol and mild herbal hoppiness. Very agreeable Belgian-style barley wine.
berntholer (1294) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
light yellow-beige head, quite dense. brown colour. aroma is stale, sour, spices, spruce, wood. taste is liquorice, sour with quite a bitter aftertaste. dry and very thin mouthfeel, quite carbonated, medium body. abv well hidden. bottle 75cl
pivnizub (9165) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bouteille(75 cl): Reddish-amber coloured, stable mid-sized off-white head that slowly collapses, "green" sweet and fruity nose, toasted malt, but also traces of infection underneath; moderate sweet-bitter flavour with a faint acidity, medium bodied; slightly lingering sourish and sweetish fruity to caramelly finish. Poor…
MoritzF (8676) - Bochum, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(swing top bottle, 75cl) Clear, pale golden colour with a big and blond foamy head. Yeasty, slightly dusty and spicy molassy dark malty aroma with notes of caramel, as well as a vinous fruity touch. Sweet flavour, full bodied with a calm carbonation. Sugary dark malty taste with notes of raisin, caramel and gingerbread; sugary sweet dark malty finish. Quite sweet and spicy brew. 29.I.14
MarcoDL (2645) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark beer, with lots of ingredients like hops, fruit, malt and herbs. Decent, but a bit unbalanced.
timmwillum (84) - BELGIUM - JAN 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden brown unclear color. Nose of sweetness with a bit of choko and light anis. Thick golden head that disapears quickly. Taste is bitter hops with light anis and some herpes. Not as sweet as you would expect from a Christmas beer.
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Countbeer (5098) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Served in a Duvel glass:
Big beige brown foamy head on top of a deep dark brown colored beer.
Aromas of liquorice wood, spices, raisin, prunes, herbal spices, some bay leaf, some cough syrup and the slightest hint of mint.
Flavours of spices, pepper, raisin, prunes, hay and malt roast and toast, porridge, bitters, liquorice, bay leaf, bread, rye hints.
Aftertaste is a mix of porridge, toast, malts, some spices, liquorice wood and bitters.
Low carbo, creamy spicy mouthfeel, full bodied and a creamy texture.
77ships (4940) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl. bottle sampled @ Kerstbierfestival Essen 2013. Murky brownish amber with a small tanned head. Nose sweet, prunes, pears, sweet spices, raisins, yeast. Taste is bitter herbs upfront followed by sweet, prunes, raisins, malts, chunk of liquorish, light milk chocolate. Okay body, agreeable & not bad brew.