TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - NOV 30, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Muddy brown with a healthy beige head. Aromas of caramel, apples, chocolate, tart cherries, great complexity. There’s a light touch of anise hidden in flavors of cherries and plums. Medium body with good carbonation.
Classic Belgian Christmas ale. Roughly translates to "Cuvée Rulles Best Wishes."
fellebag (1383) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
75cl bottle. Medium yellow foamy head. A bit hazy champagne brown color. Aroma is leaves, champagne, oak, rottening fruit. Taste is some sweet with citrus, fruits.
dreamer (187) - PORTUGAL - DEC 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle thanks to ruigo. Dark brown reddish color. Nice beige head, very persistent. Medium carbonation, texture is oily to creamy. Medium body. Aroma is roasted malt, spicy, ginger, caramel, chocolate and dried fruits. Taste is very complex, but very well balanced, with some bitterness, sweetness, raisins, prunes and yeast. Aftertaste is long, sweet and also dry.
ABS (943) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.75 L bottle from Vinmonopolet’s BU. Pours a bit murky brown to red, with a frothy to bubbly, slightly tan head. Sugar, wort, malt, some fruit and herbs and ester flavour. Sweet and a bit bitter ending. Medium body and carbonation. Good.
daje (4209) - NORWAY - JUL 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, december 18th 2015. Dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, banana, toffee and dark fruit. Taste is toasted malt, quite sweet with fruits and yeast, spicy hops. Sweet caramel and fruit finish.
budedou (847) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - JUL 4, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark colour that light breaks through the edges. I’ll start from the end, because the after-taste is like red wine. The taste is about varnish and overripe fruits.
puboflyons (3176) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the 750 ml. bottle. Reddish-brown pour with a modest, short lasting tan head. Big Belgian sweet caramel and candied sugar aroma with a sort of oily note on the nose. The body is medium to full. The taste is highly sweet with a notable bitterness to finish. But the sweetness is what sticks with me
Sarpa (1416) - FINLAND - MAR 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Tuulensuu. Pours clear dark copper, beige head. Caramel, fruits, candy sugar in the aroma. Caramel, sweet, spices, licorice, dark fruits.
VastActiv (5928) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Oluttupa Viisi Penniä, Helsinki. Colour is clear light orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dry fruits, chocolate, spices, nuts, some sweetness and malts.
Leini (1868) - SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, from 2014. Hazy dark copper body with a medium head. Caramel, fudge, earthy notes, herbs, spices, dried plums and light syrup.
Erzengel (8045) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
*Old rating, best before Jan 11. The beer has nice herbal aroma, is highly drinkable but grainy. Fresh and round, a bit too alcoholic. Interesting.