BeerBiker (1412) - Odense, - NOV 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[On tap - Blindtasting at Pegasus.] First impression was Poperinge Hommelbier and I did not accept, that is was a belgo x-mas beer, due to the lack of spices. Lots of hops and heavy fruits in the triple way. Some dust and horse. Fresh and nice!
77ships (3007) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
1998 Vintage. 25 cl. bottle (bottle states 25 cl. / 33 cl. oddly but looks like 25 cl. to me) sampled @ Kulminator as “Noël Chirstmas Weihnacht”. Golden amber with little white head. Nose is oxidized but in a solid way, sticky toffee, caramel, lots of sugar, very simple but holding up very well considering the age with some light dust. Taste is similar, oxidation but well, sweet caramel, toffee, simple brown sugar, dusty (but restrained), syrup, sticky, pretty boozy with an almost cognac edge to it,.. Syrupy, sticky, little carb. Pretty simple but has survived well, probably thx to it sugary simplicity. Solid enough still.
Meilby (5518) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 330ml @My parent’s place
Pours clear golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, wheat, yeast, sugar and fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long fruit and dry finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
Gerardgathier (100) - - DEC 16, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Only blond christmas beer...
Better make it a good one then, fitting the season.
Unfortunately this idea failed.
ShivanDragon (983) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2012 licht geel/gouden kleur, witter kraag die vrij snel verdwenen is.
aroma van bloemen, parfum, kruiden en wijn.
smaak van peper, citrus, koriander en lichte wijn.
vrij lichte body met een te beperkte smaakevolutie van een kerst bier,
over het algemeen een vrij matig kerstbier
gunnar (4291) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared 25 cl bottle at the 25 ste Kempisch Bierfestival, Geel. Pours clear amber with a small white head. Aroma is sweet malty, yeast and dried fruits. Taste is moderate dry fruity, smooth mouthfeel, grainy malty sweetness. Well hidden alcohol.
KnutAlbert (5544) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from BarleyWine.
Clear gold, fluffy head, lively carbonation. Round, fruity flavour, the hops and yeast adding discreet spiciness.
Lowenbrau (1443) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
250ml bottle. Herbal and ester aromas. Pours dark golden, with some white vanishing head and lacing. Medium body and high carbonation.Crispy texture. Taste is mild dry, bitter, with some fruit hints. Alcohol noticeable.
tderoeck (3566) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2012 16/IV/2012 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: 7/VI/13 (2012-383)
Clear golden beer, big creamy off-white head, pretty stable, adhesive. Aroma: bit sugary, grassy, quite some spices, sweet malts, some citrus. MF: lively carbon, a bit too much, light to medium body. Taste: quite some citric hops, bit sugary, sweet malts, herbal and grassy hops, pleasant bitter taste. Aftertaste: bit metallic, grassy hops, citrus, pretty bitter, alcohol, albeit pretty low (for a Belgian), still quite noticeable.
johndoughty (3519) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.Golden with a medium head. Slight sweetness lingers for a surprising amount of time. Pleasant but is it really a Christmas beer?
Leighton (8584) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home in London. Pours bright gold with a frothy, white head. Has a rather lovely Belgian yeast aroma with some dough and candi sugar. Flavor isn’t quite as nice as the aroma. Light to medium sweet, some dry dough, yeast, some hay and very light grain. Light to medium bodied with lively carbonation. Sweet finish, light white sugar, straw, doughy bread. Could use a bit more dynamism. Overall decent.