TorbenH (908) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
brown, cloudy, minimal head, tan foam, full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness,
teorn88 (3489) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Pours an orange body with a medium off-white head. Little lasting foam. Aroma is great and complex: mostly malty with coockie, grain and something toasted, some yeasty sweetness too. Alcoholic warm. Flavor is mostly sweet, then a bit bitter, and finally sweet again in the finish. Full bodied beer, very cloudy in the appearance. Lively carbonation. 11 ABV but still very well balanced and easy drinkable. A joyous experience!
michcam8 (333) - Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at 101 Beer Kitchen. Nice looking Belgian ale in the glass. Roasted malt flavor, belgian sugars, spice, dark fruits, and candy. Somewhat tart and sour on the palate, but not overwhelming, and a nice compliment to the flavor. Very enjoyable beer. Would purchase again.
ericdevin (964) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 9, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Stumbling Monk, Seattle. Pours a cloudy medium plum brown, decent amount of off white head. Aroma is rich and fruity, dried fruit and a bit of coriander. Body is well-balanced, combines a liveliness with a richness owing to the ABV. Finish is surprisingly mellow. Little to no warming, and a fruity sweetness. Not generally the kind of thing that I go for, but points for being really well done.
jdavidh (158) - California, USA - DEC 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had on draft at Beer Revolution in Oakland, 11/24 - hard to find on the beerbuddy app =/
Lots of kandi sugar, spice, and alcohol burn. Nose is mostly sugar and is somewhat cloying.
queenholly (3067) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Three Fires. Raisin, brown sugar, bready/doughy malt, and spice aroma. Reminded me a little of a fresh baked cinnamon roll. Hazy amber with a small off-white head. Belgian yeast, toasty/bready malt, alcohol, and dark fruit flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.
Imaena (1943) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. I really enjoyed this brew. It has a very distinctive alcohol warmth and spicing.
Iphonephan (3910) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the Rustico Novemberfest 2013. Pours a clear amber with a white head. Fruity caramel nose. Sweet orange, honey and tropical fruit flavors. Smooth finish.
portableparty (1993) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dirty copper/mahogany with a thin tight off white head that fades to a thin collar and wispy film. Aroma is boozy and sweet with burnt sugars and caramel some dark fruit and clove. Taste is bitter boozy and dusty with more of the above is lesser than the aroma. Palate is medium slick and warming.
MarcoDL (2559) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I reckon they used every spice they could get for this christmas beer. Nevertheless, it turned out very well. A rich and complex beer with a very diverse and nice taste.