Tmoney99 (10712) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a clear brown color with an average to large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt and spice and nuts aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet spice flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectation where met.
dEnk (3811) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ christmas. Jeej. Aroma is big christmasy christmas. Some buttery christmas christmas spice in the flavour.
Overall pretty christmas.
Vaiz (3372) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Clear deep dark reddish brown to black pour, foamy off-white head. Aroma is spicy, roasted malts, bready yeast, ripe fruits, some cardamom and a hint of licorice. Flavor is bitter, roasted, sweet spicy malts, sugary and with a decent body. Well balanced, decently carbonated. Well drinkable.
kermis (5260) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared. Pours hazy brown with a tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, yeast, some fruit. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and bitter. Efi bodied with soft carbonation.
BartC (726) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red-brown colored beer. Very complex fruity aroma, floral, coriander. Malty bitter flavor with some caramel and bread. Nice dry bitter aftertaste.
DrSilverworm (6477) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
11.2oz bottle. Doesn’t seem to have a date on it. Hazy darker red color. Good one-finger foamy off-white head. Few bits of lace. Mildly fruity / candy nose. Very soft, smooth carbonation, with a light body and dry texture. Some dark fruit, spice, and licorice flavors. Some kind of weird incense, dusty or ashy aspect to it. Like an old Belgian gentleman’s coat closet. A lot less easy to drink than I was hoping for.
goozen (2970) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0,33ltr: Hazy dark brown coloured brew with an taste of roasted malts, dark fruits and caramel. Nice brew from Brussels.
TrefwoordPunk (816) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours hazy brown with a big off-white head and an aroma of toffee, sweet malts, yeast, fresh hops, fresh green fruits and herbs. The taste is mainly dominated by the hoppy bitterness, sweetness, alcohol and yeast are far more in the background. A nice winter beer.
MaartenRF10 (1601) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Joris! Dark beer, thick light beige head. Aroma of spices and caramel malts. Taste is slightly roasted malts, some hops bitterness, spices, yeast. Rather dry. Nice body and carbo.
jmgreenuk (4472) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Essen Christmas Beer Festival. Poured a clear dark brown colour with a red hue and a thin tan head. The aroma is weak but yeasty and you can smell the alcohol. The flavour is medium bitter with roasted malt and some spice. The alcohol is very present but doesn't dominate. There is some alcohol induced bitterness in the aftertaste.