wekker84 (2390) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2017
brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts anise spicy fruits caramel yeast and hops flavor malts spicy fruits dried fruits caramel spicy and hops bdls17 (11) - Jemeppe-sur-Sambre, BELGIUM - APR 27, 2017
Getting better every year. Will probably turn into a classic in a short time. Baramba (1038) - ITALY - DEC 29, 2015
75 cl bottle. Brown with off.white head. Caramel aroma, strong sweet flavour, sugar, candy, yeasty, soapy yespr (45874) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2015
75 cl bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and breadish. Dry, herbal and roasted. Bitter and toasted malty finish. Mellow, roasted and bitter, dark malty finish.kermis (13882) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2015
Earlier Rating: 12/12/2009 Total Score: 3.5
75 cL bottle, Kerstbier Festival 2009. Pours dark brown to deep amber, clear and with a small tan head. Aroma is spiced and dry phenolic, light leathery like note. Roasted, light bitter and subdued spiced flavoured. Dry and roasted finish.
Bottle sampled at Essen Winterbier festival 2015. Appears dark brown with a medium bubbly beige head. Aroma is floral with perfume, ripe dark fruit and herbs. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
kraddel (8355) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2015
Earlier Rating: 12/16/2013 Total Score: 3.4
Bottle sample at Essen Kerstbierfestival. Pours dark brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, raisin, spice and caramel. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
At Kerstbierfestival 2015. Pours black, small white head. Smell is spiced, dry, biyt sweet. Taste is sharp, bit bitter, somewhat sweet, spice powders that did not quite disolve and blend in with the taste. Lemon grass in specific. Benzai (15931) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2015
Earlier Rating: 12/14/2013 Total Score: 3.6
No real foam
Smells fresh , spiced
Low carbo . Spiced , green , bit bitter . Nice
Sampled @ Kerstbierfestival Essen 2015. Hazy brown color, average sized beige head. Smell and taste malts, herbs and spices, herbs and spices and herbs and spices. God why? Horrible spice - water. jmgreenuk (9547) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 20, 2015
Earlier Rating: 7/6/2011 Total Score: 2.8
Decent color, decent smell. Pretty decent body and carbonation as well, but the smell puts me off. Smells a little like laurel. Don’t like it.
Bottle at the Essen Winter Beer Festival, 2015. Poured a clear dark brown with a bubbly broken go white head. The aroma is fruit, some spices. The flavour is moderate bitter, light sweet with a dry aniseed, light medicinal palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.Erzengel (8897) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2015
Earlier Rating: 12/18/2013 Total Score: 3.5
Bottle at the Essen OBER Kerstbierfestival 2013. Poured a clear medium brown with a round off white head. The aroma is caramel toffee. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a liqourice caramel yeast palate and a short bitter aroma. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
*Old rating. Best before Aug 12. Malzig-dunkles Bier. Angenehm rund und weich, Schokolade, Karamell. Leider im Nachgeschmack etwas alkoholisch. Spannend. dambor (727) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 19, 2015
On tap. Pours pitch black with beautiful head. Aroma: a lot is going on - herbs, dark fruit, dried fruit, pleasant boozy-truffle aroma. Taste: dark fruit, some wild elements and a pleasant warming in the palate. Good one, but was served far too cold.