bdls17 (12) - Jemeppe-sur-Sambre, BELGIUM - APR 27, 2017
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Getting better every year. Will probably turn into a classic in a short time.
Baramba (1038) - ITALY - DEC 29, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
75 cl bottle. Brown with off.white head. Caramel aroma, strong sweet flavour, sugar, candy, yeasty, soapy
yespr (43355) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
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.
kermis (12493) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
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.
kraddel (7536) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Earlier Rating: 12/14/2013 Total Score: 3.6
No real foam
Smells fresh , spiced
Low carbo . Spiced , green , bit bitter . Nice
Benzai (15141) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2015
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
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.
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.
jmgreenuk (8830) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
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.
Erzengel (8447) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
*Old rating. Best before Aug 12. Malzig-dunkles Bier. Angenehm rund und weich, Schokolade, Karamell. Leider im Nachgeschmack etwas alkoholisch. Spannend.
dambor (619) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Alusmamuts (1813) - LATVIA - MAR 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown with medium beige creamy head. Mild moderate sweet and bitter taste full of herbal notes and something like smoked sausage. Remaining bitterness on the tongue root.