fkoolen (1400) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2018 sneevel (83) - - NOV 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber brown with a generous off white foam. Aromas of malt, spice, nuts, dried fruit, and a little funkiness. Same in the mouth, complex and concentrated, with some animal notes on the end. Nice spiciness, nice balancing hops. Delicious Christmas beer.
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2018 Draught taster @ Brasserie Achouffe. Cloudy chestnut, beige creamy head. Milky chocolate, butterscotch, dried fruits, gingerbread, orange zest. Medium-good body, low carbonation. sinfull (1844) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2018 Mahogany color. Medium sized, off- head . Caramel malt, candy sugar, spices, Belgian yeasts and hint if cocoa in aroma. Balanced taste with pleasant, warming finish. anfractuosity (491) - - JAN 10, 2018
Dark brown beer in colour. Spicy notes in taste. Nice caramel notes also in taste. Warmth. mike67 (1285) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2018
330 ml bottle. Pours brown with tall, long-lasting, foamy beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of grassy hops, toasted malt and some fruit. Body is full and crisp. Herbal hops, spices, caramel malt and dark fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and spicy. Good brew. 6bottlepack (572) - Devon, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2018
Bottle from Hops and Crafts Exeter. Pours clear ruby with a light beige head. Aroma of candy sugar coriander orange peel,burnt caramel,liquorice & bread . Taste of sweet lightly burnt caramel,toast, candy sugar,,orange peel,pepper & liquorice. Light bodied,nicely carbonated . The finish is dry & bittersweet with more liquorice,toast,caramel , orange peel ,pepper & candy sugar. Lush !!!
DijkBier (651) - AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2018
Never rated this well-known beer before. Bottle pours dark ruby brown with small beige head. Aroma: sweet, dark malts, caramel, vanilla, light choco. Taste: more than medium sweet, syrupy, soft bitter; no development. OK carbo, but more alcoholic than its brother McChouffe. Again: nice & easy heavy beer, but not really charactistic. culchiem (4237) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2017
Bottle from Carrefour. Dark brown with a short head. Aroma of bread and yeast. Flavour is spiced sweet malt, chocolate with a little fizz, warm fruit finish PowY (1157) - AUSTRIA - DEC 31, 2017
330 ml bottle at home, bb. 03.2019. Pours a dark copper with a beige head. The aroma is lightly yeasty (dough) and lightly malty (cereals, honey) and some noticeable herbal hop presence. Medium full body with a medium carbonation a medium to medium heavy sweetness and a light to medium bitterness. The flavor is dominated by the sweet malt (brown sugar, honey, caramel, molasses) but features a nice herbal note along with sweet candied fruits (orange, plums, raisins). Not alcoholic but warming. Finishes with some residual sweetness and some bitter hops. Pretty full of flavors, rather sweet and nearly cloying - enjoyable.
downender (9003) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2017
Botte from Brewer's Droop, Bristol. Deep, ruddy brown in colour, with a short-lived, off-white, head and opaque clarity. Aroma of candy sugar, leafy hops, berry fruit and rich malts. Flavour was sweetish, with more fruits, a hint of spice and dried herbs, before a warming finish. A good winter beer. MeadTeam9 (36) - - DEC 28, 2017
Un nez sur des saveurs torréfiées et de caramel. En bouche, orange amère, léger chocolat, une texture bien épaisse. Une bière de Noël pleine de finesse malgré ses 10° bien présents.