Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2010
In short: A heavy rich sweet dark ale with a lot of leafy hops. Weirdly interesting.Travlr (24930) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2010
How: Bottle 330ml. Winter 2008/2009 (I think) . Consumed when about 1 year of age
The look: Clear dark ruby body topped by a medium beige head with medium retention
In long: Nose sweet malts with molasses, black liquorice and the likes… Taste is very sweet, molasses, sweet plums, cloves, ripe bananas, white sugar, syrup of some kind, toffee, butterscotch. The beer is also very hoppy with plenty of leafy hops that almost balance the heavy sweetness. Something oily/buttery about the beer. I thought the beer was a little strange. Like some kind of buttery scotch ale with a ton of hops. I enjoyed it but I wouldn’t drink more than a little bottle. Prides itself to be the beer that initiated the Christmas beer tradition. Christmas beer, why not? Belgium, making excuses to drink beer since 1836.
Deep maroon color with a thick light tan head that lingers. Nice lacing.
Aroma of toffee, dates and vanilla.
Flavor is fairly complex, starts sweetish with butterscotch and progresses to malts and light spice.
Very nice Christmas beer. ralphdot (1094) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2009
Deep ruby red with a very thin head, roasted malt and port aroma, complex taste of roast malt, toffee, coffee, almost sweet sherry, very festive, like a Christmas party in your mouth. Absolutely loved it, the commercial description says "Created in the thirties, Gordon Xmas initiated the tradition of Christmas brews" I wish they were all this good. Habanero (4684) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2009
Bottled. Pours clear amber with a large beige head. Exelent lacings. Nose of malt spices and berries. Sweet flavour with malt, caramel and berries. Medium to full bodied. Slightly bitter finsih. Enjoyable.
chrisv10 (17474) - DENMARK - OCT 31, 2009
Dark red brown body with beige head. Flavour is malt, caramel, sugar and spices.
lithilorn (288) - Covilhã, PORTUGAL - OCT 24, 2009
very dark red/brown body and tan head.
caramel, brown sugar aroma. Sweet flavor of malt, little yeast and caramel. A good beer to drink. Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2009
Dark amber of color with a beige head. An aroma of malt and toffee. A flavor of malt, spice, toffee, metallic and coffee notes. BeerViking (4802) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2009
33cl bottle bought in Belgium. Pours a deep dark red with a fine creamy head. Taste is initially sweet and creamy, with roasty malt, plums, cinnamon, drying hops, lots of alcohol, finish is dry-bitter but just a bit harsh. Defreni (3240) - Husum, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2009
Flaske: Brun øl med et lille skumhoved. Filtreret. Sød duft med en smule krydderi. Smagen er ok, alkohol rimelig skjult, men ikke en spændende øl på nogen måde. Borup (14551) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2009
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, caramel and sugar.