Lager43 (46) - Watertown, Connecticut, USA - JUL 18, 2017 tsetlock (66) - Hartland Twp, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very nice beer, pours dark brown, medium thickness on the palate, a little like syrup - not over done, licorice, hint of pepper, like raisins. The smell is nice, similar to rootbeer, mild burn hides the alcohol and a chaulky finish..
Favorite Christmas Ale for many years . Ages beautifully too. My favorite Christmas beer from Belgium. Have aged bottles for years and it just gets better.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone nybol (2200) - DENMARK - JUL 12, 2017
Kompleks med masser af krydderier i aroma. Der er ikke så kulsyre, som jeg forventer fra en belgisk Strong. En god mængde af lakrids, en øl der rigtig varmer. Almogabar (52) - MARIA DE HUERVA (ZARAGOZA), SPAIN - JUN 23, 2017
Botella de 33 cl adquirida en Liquidos. Color marrón oscuro. Espuma blanca, mancha el vaso, persistente. Aromas a frutos rojos, uva madura, especias y clavo. Sabor a maltas tostadas, regaliz negro muy marcado, pasas, café. Se notan los más de 10 grados de alcohol, pero no desentonan en mi opinión. martythesmarty (336) - SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2017
Bottle. Pours brown with almost no head. Salmiak aroma. Taste of licorice. Not good. Arcanor (421) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 4, 2017
330ml bottle, best before 2017-08-26. Pour hazy dark reddish brown with a fast disappearing foam. Aroma of strong spice, clove and candied fruit. Taste is sweet and strong on the same spice, malty. High body and carbonation for the style. Dry, licorice. Long sweet clove and malty finish.
Cristobal37 (1142) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 3, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2017 Bottle bb 2018/9. Super dark black with thin head. Sugar, medicinal herbs aroma. Black liqourice, jagermeister, doughy absinthe taste. I hope something went wrong here because I usually love Het Anker beers. Hot alcohol streak in the finish. Deplorable really. What could have caused this? Oxidation? I think I?ll try again, cause I respect this brewery and something seems off, if not wow that was atrocious. teddybearontap (17) - - APR 21, 2017
Appearance - beautiful mahogany brown color with a creamy foam top.
Aroma - raisins, honey, a hint of toasty maltiness, nice and spicy with clove and anise-seed.
Taste - echoes the aroma. I normally dislike Belgian strong ales due to their banana-y cloyingly sweet esthers, but this was a very welcome exception. The sweetness had more of a honey, even raisin characteristics without being annoyingly sweet, and the star anise notes I got from it were simply gorgeous.
Palate - not watery, not too syrup-y, and not so fizzy it drowns out the flavors. Well done.
Overall - a very, very well-made beer. My favorite holiday beer to date, indeed: my favorite spiced beer in general to date. I really, really enjoyed this and definitely got me in the christmas/wintery mood. Honestly, the only thing this beer needed more was a fireplace to enjoy it by and snow falling in the background. And I say that despite the fact that I normally, full disclosure, absolutely despise Gouden Carolus (I find it too cloyingly sweet for me). In fact, this is the beer that inspired my first homebrew. I’d say that speaks for itself. Hector44 (12) - SPAIN - APR 20, 2017
Una gran cerveza, muy aromática, destacando los toques de regaliz y frutos rojos, dejando en el paladar el gusto de café junto con las pasas y regaliz thetmaxx (917) - West Sacramento, California, USA - APR 9, 2017
I really liked this beer, kinda sweet and Candi buy it’s good. Poured nice frothy head. Rehkopff (73) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2017
Meget tydelig lakrids duft. Flot brun og behagelig første indtryk.
Juleøl som nydes alene uden mad - men en fantastisk øl.
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