Sincere (145) - wichita, Kansas, USA - DEC 25, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml corked bottle, pours a beautiful dark honey color with a creme colored, medium-sized head that fades slowly. Medium activity carbontation. The nose is one thing: banana nut bread. It’s almost uncanny how wonderfully bready and sweet this is. The taste is mixed and hard to put my thumb on. So much happens at once, it’s hard to tell if the sweet, doughy part or the earthy hop is first, because both tastes seem to overlap at the same time. The alcohol is very noticeable during the finish and for awhile on the stomach. The palate is smooth and silky, not acidic or bubbly at all. A wonderful seasonal beligian. To this date I haven’t had the regular Delirium Tremens, so I can’t compare the two but this one is a winner.
[email protected] (43) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 25, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had the last bottle in a Belgian place up here. The nose had some fruit and spice in it, and the flavor was full of something in between grapefruit and sour grapes. It also had plenty of spice, with a body not unlike an oktoberfest. I couldn’t detect the alcohol in it at all, it was quite wonderful.
radagast83 (7710) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml. Since it had been a while since I had had Tremens or Nocturnum I really can’t tell you if they were similar in taste, but it sure did remind me a bunch of memories of having them. Great holiday beer, very spicy, and had less of an alcoholic taste then I would have expected considering the high alcohol content.
AmazonMatt (285) - PANAMA - DEC 23, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another outstanding Belgium beer. From a bottle with my boss. Aroma is spiced banana bread, as is the taste. A bot of malt, novices might say that it was too sweet, but I loved it. Citruses, low carbonation, and some cinnamon and clove spice. Great. Thanks Dad for bringing this down from Cleveland.
Bartzilla (622) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 22, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap and from bottles. Easily the best holiday beer seeing that they’re not concerned with how many spices they can cram in there. If I want nutmeg, I’ll drink egg nog. if I want a solid, matly, holiday belgian ale, then I’ll drink this stuff.
ebarnes (261) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Pours clear amber with a pretty robust, tan head. Really, really spicy aroma. Taste is fruity and spicy. A nice Christmas beer.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 700 ml. Pours clear brown/amber with a lasting tan head. Nose is spicy with lots of sweetish dark malt. The flavor is sweet, mainly malt and fruit (raisins, plums, dates and citrus). Also yeast and alcohol. Medium to full body. Well balanced, slight acidic/bitter finish.
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - DEC 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. bottle- color of amber , small stark white large bubble head - nose of prunes , yeast , molasses , dark fruit , mocha , malt , and spicy – taste of red fruit , tawny port , red wine , milk chocolate - body is low in carbonated , and creamy – aftertaste is slightly acidic , Citrus (mostly orange) and red fruit
chicagobears (463) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours reddish brown with a bready head. Awesome label with the pink elephant wearing a santa hat. The aroma is full of fruits, figs, and Belgian sweetness. Tastes of plums, prunes, peaches, and some spices. The alcohol is noticable and warming. A smokiness lingers. A great winter warmer.
MacDaddyOJake (274) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Featured at "steal the glass" night at Capital ale house in Innsbrooke. Nice reddish brown body with a small white head. Aroma of citrus and apple juice, somewhat like wine. Slightly sweet, faint detection of alcohol. Warms as it goes down, all you need is one sip to be sure that this one will get the job done. A pleasant surprise to say the least. I would definitely get this one again next winter.