DruncanVeasey (7423) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Reflective ruby with a high beige collar going nowhere. Juicy spiced aroma with root beer, dandelion and burdock, juniper, plum and cinder toffee notes. Juniper spice and berries carry over into the flavour with oak and mellow chocolate and a splash of rum-like heat to finish. Plume of distant cigar. Too much booze. Winner.
tcane7 (1669) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Monks. Pours a cloudy amber with thin off-white head and soapy lace. Nose of roasted malt, caramel, dark fruits. Medium body. Somewhat sweet with a very dry finish, moderate bitterness. Similar to a typical Belgian Christmas beer until the finish.
thornecb (4699) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep ruby-tinged mahogany into a snifter. Dark caramel and pit fruit aromas. Medium bodied with sweet dark pit fruit, fruitcake and caramel front to back. Lasting mildly bitter earth and distant banana finish.
ronaldtheriot (1444) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
X-Mas Zinnebir has a medium, fizzy, cream-colored head, and a cloudy, brown appearance, with lots of bubbles, tan chunks, and lacing left behind. The aroma is of subdued spice, with a preponderance of brown bread and stereotypical strong ale smell. Taste is the same, with overriding brown bread and a strong bitterness, which grows across the sip. Mouthfeel is pretty heavy, and X-Mas Zinnebir finishes semi-dry, rich, hearty, and good. Overall, I liked its focus on beer flavor, instead of spices. I recommend it. RJT
markextrae (1650) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 bottle at a bar. poured a hazzy brown colour with a tan head. Dark fruit and some coffee and chocolate. bit boozy, toasted malts. smooth carbonation. not a real good brew
kraddel (4411) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours brown small white head
Bit bitter . Much grains , bitter hops . Very bitter aftertaste
Lukaduke (2537) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep copper color with two fingers of tight tiny bubbled eggshell foam. Nose is full of fruity yeast, moist earth, cedar, cinnamon, raisin, leather. Palate follows... complex, touch of boozy warmth, nice balance between yeasty esters, earthy mystery and spicy booze. Touch of bitterness and spice lingers. Good carb ! Proper.
Nickls (1920) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Nice light tan frothy head, dark copper with ruby highlights. Slight spice in the aroma, slight dark fruits, touch bready as well. Flavor is pleasant, dark fruit again, touch of prune, minimal spice. Clean and nice. Thinner to medium body.
drfabulous (4525) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml bottle from The Beer Trappe. August 2013 bottling. Deep brown color. Big taste of toffee and caramelized sugar. Caramel. Tasty.
Pinball (11055) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at. Tatoverede enke very very dark brown smooth brown head. Belgian yeasts belgian nuts in the aroma slightly cellar and mouldy. Flavor is nutty roasted malty bitter dark dried fruits bitter spicy notes like tea and stinging nettle. Bitter herbs. Sweet malts balance and even far away from getting cloying. I think this beer will grow on you. Good Christmas beer