zaf (308) - - DEC 15, 2013Borresteijn (6959) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2016
aroma dominato da sentori di liquirizia e caffè,fruttata ma con predominanza degli aromi più da stout che da birra natalizia! marroncina/scura con schiuma fine e persistente ma non molto spessa..corpo maltato e dolce indirizzato verso un amaro che si fa sentire,comunque ben equilibrato..buona ma non eccellente
33cl Bottle from Burg Bieren. As La Douce Vertus Bière de Noël. Deep brown colour, beige head. Aroma of cinnamon, spicy yeast, dark malts, dark fruits, gingerbread, hint of berries. Flavour is medium sweet, spicy, malty, yeasty, ginger, cinnamon, dark fruits, hint of sourness, bittersweet finish. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Good. kraddel (7770) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2015
At Kerstbierfestival 2015. Pours unclear, chocolaty brown. Small white head. Smell roasty, bit bitter. Taste is sharp, malty, roasty. Sharp, OK. 77ships (9631) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2015
Thank you! Sampled 330 ml. bottle @ Kerstbierfestival Essen 2015. Dark brown, little tanned mocha. Nose is varnish, sugar, huge sweetness, licorice, herbal, faintly medicinal, huge, and monolithic. Taste if tad & fizzy (same for body), varnish, licorice, herbal, tad fizzy, big sweet, faint cough syrup, thick syrupy malts. Good for this very classical, herbal & big black licorice sweet Belgian. Tad too fizzy & too varnish-like to fully excel but definitely not bad. SaintMatty (7283) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2015
330ml Bottle - Dark brown in colour. Raisins, marzipan, cocoa and leather in the aroma. Fruity, malty and slightly spicy taste with marzipan, almonds, cocoa and raisins. Alusmamuts (1899) - LATVIA - NOV 10, 2015
Brown with small off-white head. Slight hoppy aroma. Not too bitter with herbal notes, certain sourness. Bit watery with metallic notes.
mike_77 (6549) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
Dark brown. Aroma is sweet, peppery and a bit woody. Flavour is quite herbal with some bay leaf. Finish is yeasty and bitter. erickok (6031) - Leuven, BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2015
Brown bodied, small head. Brown malts and shoes, sourdough, wintery. Surprisingly sour tasting, but really nice. Easier drinkable than the taste complexity makes it look like. Had 3 pints, nice stuff. (On tap at Le Strapontin) wekker84 (2360) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle a brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy fruit and some caramel flavor malts caramel dark fruit spicy and some hops ruigo (2706) - PORTUGAL - DEC 19, 2014
33cl bottle. Caramel, yeast, fruits and some sourness in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste well balanced with some smoked notes and dryness in the finish. Overall, a good beer. ClaudeB04 (400) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - DEC 2, 2014
Colour is a cloudy brown, beige haed.
Spices, a bit of sweetness, hoppy with an aftertaste of spices I cannot identify.
Nice, but I like the original "Douce Vertus" more