Swaroga (788) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
i just got drunk with several bottles of this beer. Reaaly tasty and drinkable. Great brew. Since I got some bottles left, I’ll make a proper rating for this one when I get sober. Cheers.
theisti (2817) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 6, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle purchased at Blue Max in Burnsville Minnesota. Pour is a hazy cloudy burnt orange and brown with a 3 inch tan head which is very lasting. Lacing coats the glass as it falls. Aroma of hay and earthy straw right away, followed by grainy malt and yeast spiciness. Taste reverses the order a bit, starting with bright cilantro and white pepper spice, followed by a very natural straw and grass flavor. The transition between the two is quite smooth. In the finish there is some chewy, semi-sweet maltiness that rounds this up nicely. As it warms, the dry yeast spiciness really shines - along with a woodiness II didn’t get initially. Round, integrated, very tasty beer. Palate is medium, finishing dry - quite drinkable. Another great one from De La Senne.
shoulderbroken (1144) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 26, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Orange brown coloured with beige creamy head. Aroma is ultra malty, caramel, creamy, bit roasty. Taste is smooth malty caramel with a tiny bit of bitterness. Slight funkiness. Not too sweet and bit of spice. Always love a Zinnebir Xmas.
Slayer85 (979) - Firenze, ITALY - JAN 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. A cloudy and muddy deep amber beer with a medium sized, creamy and persistent white head. Very nice aroma, harmonious, with notes fruits, spices and wood, Moderately hoppy nose, more than usual for a Christmas beer. The flavour is moderately sweet, with a light acidity and has some orange and citric notes and other fruits and spices hard to describe. Medium body, lively carbonation, quite long finish with medium clean bitterness, not abrasive. Rather unusual Christmas beer, light and hoppy, though at the same time complex and warming. Very, very nice.
JoeinEscazú (1324) - San Jose, COSTA RICA - JAN 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dry and refreshing bitterness sets this one far apart from other winter beers. Mercifully free of dumb spices. 75 cL bottle pours a healthy maroon color with nice off-white head. Dry-grassy, floral-hop aroma with some fruit and malts showing through. Nice moderate bitterness, with lively carbonation gives the mistaken impression of light body. Very drinkable. Very tasty.
Fin (6180) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Gent, Belgie, 12.11.11 consumed at home 23.11.11 Wonderful chocolate, spice and bitter combination, fruity with a little toffee. Pours hazy dark brown with off-white head. Yeasty, tangy and lovely fruity beer but it is the wonderful bitter chocolate that keeps coming back, cracking beer. A7 A3 T9 P4 Ov16 3.9
Prokroustis (570) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - APR 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown body, smooth off white head. Sweet aroma with caramel, brown sugar, melon, licorice, some spices. Bittersweet flavour that is malty with some chocolate, caramel and brown sugar and hoppy with a nice balanced bitter note with grapefruit. Another very good beer from De La Senne.
JanLaursen (2152) - 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 (3000) - 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.
gEUS (577) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle - pours deep amber with orange hints and an eggshell head. Nose reveals some nuttmeg, some cinnamon, clove - very spicy (nice), caramel. Mouthfeel is sweet in the beginning, going smoothly to a bitter finish and even some smokiness in the aftertaste. Taste is again full of herbs and spices. Nice