kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Plums, raisins, fruits in aroma. Dark brown with a lasting beige head. Yeast, sweet plums and spices. Full warming feel. Nice.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a deep brown/tan with a frothy (foamy) off-white head. Aroma of spices, alchohol and prunes. Tastes of spices and dark fruits. Alcohol content well hidden. Fuzzy mouthful feeling. Very good Belgian Christmas Beer.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - JAN 5, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark amber color. Aroma of malt, caramel, candi sugar, spices. Caramel, malt, light sweet liquorice, spices, oranges, some sweetness. Long caramel final. If you take care of letting it loose some carbonation, it's an excellent Christmas beer.
bierkoning (9554) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma has speculaas (Dutch cinnamon cookie) and some licorice. Malty, herbal, alcoholic flavor with apple and seaweed. Somewhat roasted, bitter aftertaste. Raw and alcoholic, could gain some smoothness and depth by cellaring.
haukur (1124) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - DEC 20, 2003
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
a very overwhelming earthly aroma. This ale is VERY smooth, dry, bitter, with spicy malt tones.. for a 11%abv.. this is just absurd! the ABV is very well hidden and very smooth, I could drink this all night.. the best christms beer this year!!
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Kerstbierfestival Essen 2003. Brown coloured. Apple aroma. Rather dry and bitter flavour with notes of cucumber.
maupie (926) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer has a light brown body - hue apperance and a fine white scum collar. I have drunk the beer from the bottle and it had a low carbonic acid. The initial flavor taste is sweet and it feels heavy.
Kåstå (1272) - Mol, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy brown beer with a small head. Sweet light fruity aroma. Sweet full spicy and fruity taste. A very nice beer. Neutral to light bitter finish.
TheBeerGod (4901) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice deep ruby-brown mix with a fluffy tan head. Lots of sediment in the bottled clouds it up nicely. The nose is very sweet with a splash of spice - cinnamon, maybe? The taste it also very malty and sweet but the spices come out further. Cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg, ginger and perhaps coriander make their presence known on the tongue. Smooth, dry finish. Great beer!
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear-chestnut colour; thick irregular head, going down lacy. Hefty musty-sweet smell like sugared/preserved figs, plums or dates + something spicey; preserved ginger or sauced pipetobacco. Nice acidic touch around an unbelievably heavy body, sweet, liqueurish (Drambuie), and some spices: cloves, allspice, ginger. Very perfumey, in a nice way. Some alcohol punch in a velvet glove. Nice! And another one that needs some lagering - could hardly go wrong at 11% ABV. One of Johan's better tries.