schuimkroaat (413) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
33cl bottle, - out of date- bbe 8th Feb 05. Orval-coloured, turbid, small head. Malt with some peach, and unmistakeably alcohol in the aroma. Flat, rubbery and with a strange bitterness. Aging apparently does not improve this beer, will try a fresh version again (which I remember as being somewhat better).
post2martin (12) - - DEC 15, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good head but quickly disappering. Leaves no lacing. Aroma is caramel and fruit. Taste is sweet with almost no bittering
mdachi (35) - Paderborn, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from a 33cl bottle.
Aroma: overall heavy, a little alcoholic, then some fruits.
Appearance: Gold with little haze from yeast depot, stable white head.
Flavor and Palate: It was slightly metallic (like blood), after this medium bitter an less sweet and fruity. Overall too light and thin for my expectation, hence something dissatisfying.
EdwinLitzau (320) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Amberkleurig met een dikke schuimlaag. Aroma niet erg sterk, beetje zoet. Smaakt flauw, beetje anijs en zoethout. Weinig bijzonder.
BlackHaddock (3605) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
My green labelled 33cl brown bottle claims 7.5% ABV and had a best before date of 25 Mar 2011. Poured into my Westmalle chalice 23 Aug 2010), all the sediment appeared to stay, stuck to the bottle bottom.
The beer was an amber colour with an off-white head which started fairly thin, but stayed for most of the review.
The smell was of treacle and yeasts, a bit on the sweet side then!
Alcohol is the main ingrediant within the taste and flavours, taking over anything and everything else. No depth of body, or creamy richness for a Christmas beer no matter what style.
Not overly impressed, far to much alcohol and not enough substance from any other components.