yngwie (12515) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 75cl corked. It’s a more or less clear one, dark golden in color and with a dense, two-finger off-white head. Sugary, caramel-ish aroma with a generic fruityness and some spiced notes. Cinnamo and cloves it seems. The flavor has a touch of something cellar like, with caramel, spice notes, white sugar and a fruityness. Medium body, a bit effervescent. Lasting sugary and caramel finish with a touch of spices. A quite decent beer, but rather boring, especially as a Christmas beer. 121219
Theis (12484) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottel at ølbaren - thanks to BelJohansen for the taste. Yeasty, fruity, citrus, berries, caramel, amber malts. ØvØvØv far too much yeast !!
harrisoni (12477) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Terre de Boissons Calais. Clear amber huge head meant I could only pour half the bottle into a Duvel glass. A tad over carbonated perhaps. Syrupy malty aroma. Yep its ok quite strong in alcohol. Overly carbonated. Some ok tangerine flavour. Yes its quite pleasant in the end
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle, BB 08/02/05) Pours a clear amber body with an average off-white head. Aroma of spring mix lettuce, mustiness, light fruit, and some butterscotch. Flavor of vegetable, yeast, and some citrus.
TBone (11730) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (BB 02/2005)
Hazy orange-brown color with lots of CO2. Good foamy off-white head, lace. Aroma is malty, slightly fruity with grapefruit and raisins. Carbonated, quite dry mouthfeel. Quite thin bodied with hints of toffee, malts and alcohol. Dry oaky finish.
argo0 (11166) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 6, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear orange body (though it becomes cloudy at the end of the pour) with small white head. Aroma is sweet -- orange and butterscotch. Taste is moderately sweet, mostly orange. Also some yeast and spice, and a hint of alcohol. Beer is much improved in the second pour -- most of the flavor seems to have sunk to the bottom of the bottle.
Christian (10754) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden with a disappearing white head. Fruity aroma with a bit of citrus, some yeast and a mineral note. Dry malty flavour with yeasty and fruity notes
thewolf (10696) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ YNWA, Kolding. Pours a clear golden with a small creamy white head. Aroma is sweet malty with a slight dose of spicyness. Quite full and round mouthfeel. Sweet taste with flavours of ginger, anise and vanilla. Nice and good - quite refreshing for a Belgian Christmas beer.
Pinball (10596) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle, brown and green label, 7% called christmas blond, double blond abbay beer. i hope it is the same as this one here.
pours cloudy orange. lively beer but didn’t get out of the bottle itself. large head that soon collapses.
aroma of yeast, cheese, spices, alc. faint citric fruity note keeps it interesting.
flavor is rather average or below average for a belgian beer, but it does taste good. nice harmfull blonde with no strings attached. end is very non-bitter, almost as if something is missing.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber with medium short lasting head. Aroma is sweet yeasty with caramel and orange peel. Flavor is sweet with fruits, coriander and yeast.
Light bitterness in the end.