JorisPPattyn (8916) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Orange-foxy beer, clear, with a medium, collapsing, faint-yellow tinted head. Vanilla & toast initially, greenery and more toast afterwards, even a touch of caramel & arachide. Bit toasted, faint fruity flavours, lemonade-like, giving a lightly sourish impression. Retronasal soft-sweeter with a bit of malts or white bread. Warming up, agian more toast, sweet. Watery texture. Despite little visible carbonation, titillating tonguefeel, CO². That’s going to be the fest! Anybody got a Doppelbock?
jonas (6406) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep amber, golden foam. Cookie malt aroma overlaid by some aromatic hops, unfortunately a light papery note as well. Honeyish malt base, sweet and filling, light minerally, subdued bitterness. Mellow mouthfeel. Light herbal and honey exit.
Skinnyviking (8200) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. White fluffy low and quickly disappearing head. Clear golden body. Sweet malt aroma with a bit of caramel and sinnamon. Sweet flavor of caramel and sinamon and a fair amount of hops resulting in a pleasant and long lasting dry malt aftertaste.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Swing top bottle, slightly sweet at the beginning, followed by some light hops, then it seemed to be abit watery, drinkable, but not great. Thanks to MoritzF for the bottle!
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JAN 2, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml flip top bottle: poured golden yellow with a large white head. Aroma of grape, a little hops, and some grain. Started off clean with mild hops and grape but by the end, it started getting metallic and somewhat salty. I don’t know what makes this a festbier. Good in the beginning but watch out for the end.
MoritzF (9015) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(swing top bottle) Clear golden colour with a mid-sized foamy white head. Sweet malty nose with honey. Initially sweet malty, slightly toasted, with a malty and light bitter, hoppy and quite thin finish. Boring and not what I call a Christmas-Beer.
pivnizub (9728) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 9, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Swing-top bottle: Deep golden coloured, big fluffy head, slowly diminishing; (sweetish-) malty nose with a tinge of cardboard and honey; slightly sweetish malty start, becoming slowly drier; faint bitter-sweet flavour; slightly sweetish-malty finish with a tinge of hops from far behind. A weak Fest-Bier, pretty watery for a brew of 6.0% ABV...............!