jcweaver (748) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours an ugly, murky brown with a large tan head. Great calvados/apple aroma with some caramel. Flavor is sweet caramel upfront followed by calvados/apple, wood and a hint of hops. Smooth but alcohol filled finish, like drinking brandy or calvados. A great sipping beer.
kindacold (197) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells mild and sweet. Pours amber with no head. Tastes stronger than expected. Spices and fruit. Caramel and dark, bitter chocolate. Coffee and cereal. Finishes clean, with sweet and bitter.
Wim (2477) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark amber coloured body with a off white head a spicy alcholic malty aroma a spicy malty hoppy sweet fruity alcholic taste with a alcholic bitter finish
Bart (2944) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Kerstbierfestival Essen 2011. Brown coloured beer with some very light carbonation and a short diminishing off white head. Very strong aroma. Hints of oak, madeira, apple (calvados) and alcohol. Matured aroma. Full heavy palate. Finish is alcoholic fruity (apple, but no green apple). wharming nicely balanced. Very good!
Yves (1988) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear red amber coloured beer with small white head and very few carbonation. Strong liqor aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is malty roasted with strong alcohol warm feeling in ending. Liqor for me, no beer.
77ships (3099) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl. bottle sampled @ Kerstbierfestival 2011: never even heard of this one, didn’t know it existed – A: clear red amber with an off-white head – S: smells very sweet as well as somewhat thin, sweet liquorish, caramel, something fruity – T: sweet liquorish, liquorish candy, sweet grains, general candy, brown sugar & calvados – B: slick and oily, certainly not bad but definetly cannot play in the big boys league as far as BA beers are concerned
Benzai (5881) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at OBER Kerstbierfestival Essen 2011. Hazy murky reddish color, small off-white head. Smell and taste a little infected and chemical. Some kind of sourness I don’t like anyway. Ok carbo, low to medium body.
jkwood04 (2950) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz bottle in a Trappist glass. Pours deep brown with a small head. Aroma of Belgian dark malts, spicy yeast, and some light piney/floral hops. The alcohol really comes through, and it’s a sweet beer as well. Smooth texture. A pretty good Belgian ale.
RmmHronek (169) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This Strong Ale is thick, yet effervescent. It has very little head and it cloudy. The Aroma is quite sweet and fruity with some type of berry, maybe grape? Big flavour, definitely molasses notes in the taste. And if nothing else... it gets the job done.
wekker84 (1372) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle a brown colored beer with a white head aroma dry fruits spicy oak caramel and some hops flavor malts dry fruits spicy caramel oak and hops