tom10101 (2699) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (330 ml). Sligthly hazy amber with a medium quickly disappearing beige head. Aroma is of molasses, caramel, cloves, toasted malts and dried fruits. Taste is also intensely molasses forward with more fruits than in the aroma, spices, toasted malt and a light warming finish. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Thick sirupy mouthfeel which is very nice for that kind of beer. It’s a kind of Christmas beer that I really like (I usually don’t like Christmas beer very much). Tasty, but also drinkable for the style. The mouthfeel is very interesting and the balance isn’t bad at all.
Sammy (8524) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Volo, shared, but not so drinkable Xmas biere de garde. Faded spices. Rather bland. Reminds me of too many xmas beers we did not like.
zvikar (3371) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 26, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Tom L. Pours rusty orange with an off white head, aroma of cardboard, vegetables, sweetness, flavor of apples, cinnamon, alcohol, spices, unpleasant, medium bodied.
Strykzone (4900) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at esbls. Cloudy, even opaque amberish. A gusher but the foam faded quickly. Apricots in the nose. Taste is fruit, yeadt, earth, funk. Pleasant drinking stuff.
DSG (5714) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Tom L. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, fruitiness and spiciness. Sweet flavor, caramelly, a bit spicy, fruity and yeasty, slightly stale. Medium-bodied.
dfroms (231) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Les Trois 8. Pours a reddish amber with one finger of reddish tan head. Aroma is simple but pleasant: muted caramel malts, orange zest, banana, grassy hops. Taste is orange marmalade, plum, toasted bread, rye, herbal hops, lingering bitterness. Nice.
Beerhunter111 (7089) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Extremes Gushing beim Öffnen, ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr trübes orangebraunes Bier mit sehr viel Schaum. Geruch fruchtig würzig, Karamell. Geschmack röstmalzig, schokoladig, leicht fruchtig, etwas herb, leicht würzig.
crazy_cat_lady (120) - - APR 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
April 4, 2014. 750mL bottle at barvolo. Barley flavour. Very smooth, lovely mouthfeel. Nice balance, lovely finish. Dark amber with white head.
jmgreenuk (4229) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from ABC Beers, Den Haag. Poured a cloudy medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is yeast, light fruit and a little wood. The flavour is medium bitter with a smooth yeast malt hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
deanso (5164) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle from Abcbeers.
thin creamy white head. Hazy amber pour. Herbal aftertaste. Pretty nice.