ClubGonzo (5568) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2009
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Oh man, what a bummer. The hefty Norwegian price tag kept my expectations up all the way until the pouring. While the smell is interesting, the beer just splashes freely into my huge Du Monde Blanc 0,7 (in effect, line is a bit further down) glass and goes mute and deaf in about 2 seconds. No head, no life, despite my effort to create some foam to smell and look on top of this thing. Bleak, slightly-tanned-lager appearance, not exactly what I had hoped for. This is definitely one of the beers I should’ve read the ratings for BEFORE purchase... Oh well, down it goes, with all its weak, somebody-dissolved-my-chewing-gum flavor to it. Doesn’t even hold enough alcohol to get my consolation drunkenness on. Bad, bad, bad. And they dare brand this s**t Christmas beer???
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From Brd. Schmidt, Viby J, Dk.
Amber with beige head. Aroma of malt. Flavor with caramel and spices.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear fully golden colour with a small white head. Malty, fruity and spicy aroma and taste with an alcohol sweet note.
Bamsen78 (5168) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Hoppy Advent Race in Space, Sønderborg. Pours clear golden with airy white head. Clear aroma of yeast, with notes of hops and some malty touches. Sweetish, malty flavour, with estery notes and hoppy touches. Mild, malty afteraste. Well, drinkable but nothing very exciting. Rather sweet for the style.
Arve_Christian (4937) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet on order. Golden color, good foam. Medium / low aroma intensity;ginger, soapy, honey and some fruitiness . Medium body & complexity . Some sweetness - balances ok. Ok beer
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OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Colorful 650 ml bottle. (Christmas decorated) Fruity Belgo-yeast to the nose. Taste is bland fruitiness with mild, underpowered malts and hops. Watery palate. Empty finish.
RichardGretton (4694) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown beer with a fairly frothy head and a lightly hopped aroma with a malty edge. The flavour is weak to start off with but finishes with a strong alcoholic flavour with malty undertones. Overall a reasonable Christmas biere de garde.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very heady aroma has some spices and oranges. Brown with thin head. Dark malt flavour with some oranges, spices, lots of alcohol. There is an aftertaste that is almost like iodine. Low carbonation. Different isn’t always a good thing. Entered from notes from Summer of 2002.
Maakun (4457) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
75cl bottle. Clear light Amber with good sized off white head. Light spices, orange peel, Christmas cake and wine gums. Light sweet malts. Light sweet taste with spicy finish. Light bodied. Not bad, nice light Christmas beer.
stevoj (4297) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received a four pack and tulip glass under my tree this year, picked up at the Christmas market in Metz. Deep copper hue, faint head. Spicy smell, with just the right amount of carbonation. A nice take on the Belgian style wih some added spiceness for Christmas. Different from the German Christmas beers I have been drinking...a nice change of pace.