MarcoDL (2587) - 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.
kermis (6141) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2008 vintage bottle shared form Deanso. Pours murkey brown with a small off white head. Aroma is cheesy, caramel, yeast and fruit. Flavour is over moderate sweet, light sour and light bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
thooper41 (549) - BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 oz bottle: Appearance is brown with a off white head. Aroma is slightly sour. Taste is interesting for a Belgian, typical Belgian with some hints of sourness.
BVery (7439) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Murky amber pour with a small white head. Rich caramel, yeast, and sour fruit aroma. Sweet taste, almost overly so. Slightly drying late. Moderate palate.
Rasmus40 (12682) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Voldby. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, candy sugar, oranges and light spicy. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and bitter finish with warming alcohol. Somewhat rough. 251212
jmgreenuk (5391) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Essen Christmas Beer Festival. Poured a cloudy golden brown with a very thin round head with no carbonation. The aroma is of fresh sticky toffee. The flavour is rich strong and alcoholic and the toffee is present here too. A lovely heart warming beer.
DrSilverworm (7940) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2oz bottle, labeled 12% ABV. Big foamy fizzing white head. Pours a red / brown color, with lots of particles and sediment in the body. I love the head on this, real big at first, but then half fizzes away, and the perfect amount retains. Bigger body. Very smooth carbonation. More dry finish. Surprisingly little alcohol taste, absolutely no bite, amazing for 12%. Light bitterness, nice dark fruit and spice aroma. Hint of tropical fruit. Very light, nice balanced sweetness. Never heard of this stuff before, but I was very surprised how light and tasty it was.
Chipalsa (1311) - Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
For a coriander beer, that bready sweetness was very well hidden. Instead you get some light berries, brown sugar and yeast. Also, for a 12% abv it was surprisingly easy on the palate. Good stuff for sure.
OmegaX (1318) - Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks, Harold, for bringing this brew. Aroma is mainly spice, some brown sugar, light amounts of dark fruit, yeast. Pour is a murky brown with tons of yeast and a nice head. Flavor is toffee, light roast, brown sugar, spices, Belgian style yeast, and a touch of alcohol. Very different. Nice.
jkwood04 (4431) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 22, 2012
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 caramel with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of spicy yeast, a lot of caramel malts, and some floral hops. Flavor the same, with a good balance of sweet and bitter. Average texture. A good Belgian beer.