rauchbierlover (505) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap@Macché during "Birre sotto l’albero 2011". Dark brown color with a tall tan head. Aroma of malt, belgian yeast, some caramel. Taste starts sweet and finishes dry.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught Very dense & fine creamcoloured head; receding with textbook lace over fully hazy dark-brown beer. Creamy nose, mild & dark malts; pinch of (red) pepper in the nose. Sourish, roasted, very mildly sweet and with mild bitterness. Finish are malts: dark, but also slightly oxydized, and sporting a point of coffee. Very creamy MF, at least medium bodied. Good palate & MF, but the flavours don’t balance out at 100%, there’s some clashing. Might need some settling.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at TND: Aroma of malt, hops, grain, and some Belgian yeast. Poured yellow/gold in color with a small, creamy, loose, rocky, off-white head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout. Hazy. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is slightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of Belgian yeast, hops, slight bubblegum, grain, and a hint of spice. Light body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, yeast, grain, hop finish is slightly sweet and light to medium bitter, as well as dry. 7%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
Kronebryg (1037) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Little head, dark_dark brown. Nose with brown sugar, cinnamon and caramel. Maybe a litgh ginger tone? Medium to semi fullbody and length. Quite dry exit making it a bit unballanced Tatse is dominated by the dry/metal tone but here is some hidden species underneath. Ti highly carbonated. Not in ballance.
chrisv10 (9443) - DENMARK - DEC 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 7.8%. Unclear very dark amber with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, fruit, yeast and a little caramel. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, yeast, dried fruit, medium sweet, hops and a little bitter.
Rasmus40 (8908) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
ABV 7.8 %. Hazy dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit, yeasty and alcohol. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 081211
Countbeer (3668) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: The one I tried had 7,8 alcohol percentage. Maybe another new entry? Anyways...
Medium to bigger off whitte head on top of a deep dark hazy orange red colored beer.
Smell toasted malts, toasted barleys, medicine, barley sweet, darker fruits and something sweet grainy.
Taste medicine, darker fruits, spices, nuts, barleys, toasted malts, caramel, some hops and herbs.
Nice bitter herby malty barley dark fruity aftertaste.
Low carbo, soft tingly mouthfeel, medium to full body and a light watery texture.
stouby (3428) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Den Tatoverede Enke.
Hazy brown with a beige head. Aroma moderate malty (caramel, roasted, spicy notes) . Flavor moderate sweet and bitter. Medium body. Very fine.
JanLaursen (2493) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy brown beer with a beige head. Aroma is mild fruity, slightly roasted and rather vinous with notes of caramel, herbal hops and spicy yeast. Taste is light sweetness and quite some bitterness that pricks the back of your tongue. Very dry mouthfeel. Mild tartness and hints of coffee and cacao-powder. Dry bitter finish. A really complex, interesting X-mas brew.
tderoeck (3611) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
28/11/2011 33cl bottle @ home - BB: not indicated (2011-680)
Little cloudy red brown to purple beer, nice creamy light beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: raisins, dried orange peel, some spices, pepper, bit alcoholic, touch of caramel. MF: light carbon, medium body. Taste: caramel, bit sweet, chocolate, mocha, somewhat fruity with citric touches. Aftertaste: bitter hoppy ending with coffee as well. Alcohol warming the throat.