GLeboutte (5) - BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2015 does not count
Très bonne bière sucrée, riche en alcool, à bien placer comme toutes les bonnes choses. Couleur brun rouge foncé, un goût riche et suffisamment complexe pour y revenir sans se lasser.
Pourquoi "de Noël"? Je m’interroge. Mais c’est sûr que dans la chaleur, ça passerait moins bien, ou à demi-bouteilles, ce qui n’es pas bon pour le commerce... //////
Very good sweet beer, rich in alcohol, to be drunk at the right time and place like all good things. Dark red-brown color, rich taste and complex enough to return without tiring.
Why "Christmas"? I wonder. But it is sure that in the heat, it would pass less, or only in half bottles, which are not good for business ... SilkTork (5926) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2003
The Godfather of Christmas Ale! ............................................ Jeppe (2634) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - OCT 30, 2004
This beer is great!! Pours a frothy light brown head on a chestnut colored body with a fine red glow. Aroma is heavy malty and fruity with lots of spices. Notes of chocolate, raisins, prunes and a warming tone of alcohol. Excellent! Flavor is full-bodied and extremely tasty. Malt, nuts, spices, dark fruits, citrus, milk chocolate. Soft, smooth and warming and really how a christmas beer should be like imo. Outstanding! JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2005
Dark brown, slim head. Malty aroma with dark fruit, chocolate and spices. Taste is very nice; malty, dark fruit, raisins, chocolate. Full bodied and warming.
Great Xmas Ale, no matter I’m drinking it in June. Grzesiek79 (4485) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 25, 2012
chocolate, bread, caramel, barnyard, earthy, vanilla, cough drop, butterscotch, cloudy, orange, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, average carbonation, long finish,
Yingwait (25) - Taipei, TAIWAN - JAN 14, 2014
豐厚白色泡沫 Ale，但其實風格 Ajes (19) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2014
Creamy light brown head. Aroma, malt, cinnamon and fruity yeast. Clear Dark red/brown color. Taste. Sweet malt, lightly toasted, raisins/proons. Fairly dry yet slightly creamy. Very good Christmas beer. Rutzicka (102) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 25, 2001
This beer has a beautiful amber-brown colour with a fine head and a nice lace. Its aroma is very pleasant and powerful with notes of caramel and chocolate. Its flavour is well-balanced with a nice bitterness but is slightly disappointing in comparison to the aroma. The aftertaste is long and bitter. Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2005
A class performer--a holiday favorite. More Belgian than British in flavor than Gordon’s yearlong brew--but still the tell-tale hoppiness balanced with solid malt and a bit of holiday spice. Hoser (387) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2007
UPDATED: APR 25, 2008 A two year old aged one on tap at Kulimantor in Sept. Big notes of toffee and malt, very enjoyable. Page 190 of Michael Jackson’s only 381 out of his 500 Classic Brews to go.