thedm (6049) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a bottle with a cork marked 06/03, this very fine bew poured am extremely envigorated large head of foamy finely sized light brown colored long lasting bubbles that left behind a transparent brown colored carbonated body and a fair lace. The aroma is marvelous with notes of caramel malt, toffee and vinuous alcohol. The mouthfeel is also fantastinc with a thick vinuous malty sytart and a mildly lingering alcohol bite. The flavor is thick with notes of carmel malt and alcohol. This is one extremely nice brew that I feel is under-rated. I thouroughly enjoyed this brew with my dinner and afterwards. I even gave me my comlimentary beer shiver! Thanky Affligem for this gem of a brew!
jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark cola color. Large bubbly head with an off-white beige look. Spice, cinnamon, some slight orange peel, thick yeasty, sweet nose. Good rounded texture. Sugar, cookie, caramel, sweet-sugar flavors. There's almost a hint of cherry-cola here. Perhaps a type of ginger bread dipped in a bit of spiced warm rum. Quite good.
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not the best thing they brew. Drier than the dubbel. Beautiful dark brown/reddish color. Nice body!! I'd buy it again but I wouldn't hunt it down.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good belgian christmas ale. Nice clear deep amber color with an off white head which lasts over an hour. Aroma is yeasty and fruity with some estery notes. Flavor is fruity and bready with lots of complex crystal and belgian malts. Medium to full body- with a smooth aftertaste. Very nice but I'd rather have a corsendank christmas ale anyday.
EdPaulsen (117) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
layered and complex. doesn't taste like a christmas beer, no spices and not that dark and rich. quite floral, surprisingly bitter. ok, and generally quite nice and warming but not worth 10$per bottle
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, big white rocky head on top. Aroma is predominately malty, some yeast and hop notes also. I thought it was a touch too sweet, but a decent effort nonetheless.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown coloured with nice head. Rather malty and yeasty aroma. Quite yeasty and slightly alcoholic flavour.
bu11zeye (13020) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark amber-brown with a medium-sized tan head. Has a spicy aroma with a carmel flavor.
Bill Becker (949) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 25, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice reddish brown colour with little to no head. Swishing the brew in my mouth, there was an abundance of spicy flavours maybe dominated by cloves. For a 9%abv brew, I thought the alcohol was pretty well hidden.
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Warm woody brown in color, with a lively tan head. Strong cidery aroma, reminiscent of a lambic, almost. Warm broad tast. Sweet and hearty. Spices and hops well balanced into a really nice winter brew.