tfredvik (1501) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crystal clear dark golden to amber body with a large, off-white, very long-lived head that laces the glass well. Moderate aroma of Belgian yeast, hay and faint fruits including apples. Moderate flavour of Belgian yeast, light candi sugar and fruitiness (apple and banana), with a light spicy and alcoholic background. Moderate sweet and moderate bitter taste. Mid-bodied, smooth texture, moderate carbonation. A good one, but too faint aroma and flavour to be among the very best of Belgian strong ales.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 1 year before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
BlackHaddock (5194) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle: BBD 30 Jan 16, poured into a Westmalle chalice at home on 26 Dec 14. Nice clear and bright body, golden and clean, on top a white blanket that soon became a sheet and then a wisp and collar within a minute of pouring. Sweet, light malty nose, mild spice hints maybe. The taste more fruity than the aroma suggests, again on the malty sweet side and with traces of spices. Not as deep flavoured as I had hoped, not a lot of Christmas type notes to get me excited, OK, but just not Christmassy.
Inbreak (3345) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
23.12.2014, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Small mediumlasting head, very light color. Aroma is slightly grainy, cereal, light malts, weeds, hay, dried grain, hints of nuts. Taste is harsh, cereal, yeast, hay, weeds, harsh grass, light malts, minerals, nuts. Medium bitterness, slightly harsh mouthfeel, high carbonation. Boring, and nothing Christmasy at all...
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear gold, thin white head, gentle carbonation. Aromas of light lemon, struck match, light bready malt. Taste brings a light spice note, lager-y. Crisp finish. OK.
Aurelius (4773) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, slightly tinged gold. 11.2 oz longneck, lazy label that looks like a cheap gift wrap. Sweet, honeyish Belgian pale malt aroma. Nicely hopped, a little lagery, a bit tinny, a bit of a spiciness that reminded me of ginger. Medium body, a sandy carbonation, yeasty aftertaste. ABC Liquors, Betton.
Arve_Christian (4142) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Stovner. Cake a golden color, good foam. Medium aroma intensity, good distinct yeast influence combined with floral,aromas are the most distinct. also fruitiness and light citrus. Medium body & complexity. Some bitterness, well balanced. Enjoyable
JulienHuxley (4637) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home from Willems. Clear gold pour with creamy white head. Aroma is fruity and boozy, candied fruits, pineapple, banana, peach, boozy. Taste is sweet, grainy, fruity and boozy, a bit cloying actually. Nothing light about this beer but the color, pretty cloying sweet mess. Heavy palate, medium carbonation.
Camons (8407) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Home. Heavy gusher that pours light golden with a huge white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, sugar, light spice, fruit. Flavor is malty, yeast, white sugar, little bitter, fruit, some alcohol. Medium body, highly overcarbonated. 150714
Beerhunter111 (12285) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein leicht trübes orangegoldenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig fruchtig, blumig, würzig. Geschmack stark malzig, fruchtig, Gewürze, blumig.
Brandman (2516) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear golden body, white head. Aroma has yeast, some spices, cardamon. Sweet malt and alcohol.