Alengrin (5105) - BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep burgundy Christmas ale, malty and yeasty with good fruitiness and some roasted bitterness in the finish; the spicy touch of buckwheat also comes through nicely. It’s been a long time since I tasted this, I’ll try to re-rate if it is still produced in the coming winter beer season.
tderoeck (9211) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
18/IV/14 - 75cl bottle from Kerstbierenfestival 2013 (Essen) @ home - BBE: 2014 (2014-370)
Clear dark brown beer, small creamy beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of banana, some chocolate, caramel, pretty spicy, sweet and sugary. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet start, lots of caramel, overripe banana, little bitter, hint of mocha, some chocolate. Aftertaste: little sourish, green apples, cider, red fruits, bit of mocha, some aniseed, overripe bananas, sugary, some raisins. Not the worse, surprised about the many low ratings.
Beerman6686 (6592) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This one poured a lighter brown woclor with a beige head. aroma was of candy sugar, some drk fruits and spices. Flavor was similar, a bit off and metalic, lacking in refinement of other top belgians
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another random one from Oblivion. This Belgian ale was overall thin and a tad on the dry side, but on that note the alcohol was very well hidden. It tasted and smelled nutty with some soft yeast and caramel notes. Finishes dry with a touch of cherry.
ibrubeer (371) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Sweet aroma and flavor. Nice mouthfeel. Almost a little too sweet for me. Overall a great beer though.
ljthiessen (1266) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light nose, some caramel and fruity notes. Nice subtle sourness and tartness - a little different for the style. Light-bodied and not overly flavourful, but interesting, well balanced and tasty.
EddyBeer1 (1058) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 2012. Brun acajou, effervescence faible, col beige foncé et assez fin. Caramel, fruits noirs, un rien d’épices et de réglisse. Comme elle a bien vieilli, cette Noël sort du lot.
Benzai (15103) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ Kerstbierfestival Essen 2013. Clear deep dark red color, small to medium sized beige head. Smell and taste malts, sweetness, slightly herbs or spices. Medium body and carbonation.
Trappist1 (646) - Diest, BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From tap @ delirium. Very dark brown, brown head. Malts, dried fruity aroma. Taste is dried fruit, earthy, slightly honey, banana, some coffee bitter but alas also a mettalic finish. sweet. Overall not that balanced, nose that great, missing on something. Could do better than this with not from ta, and/or some aging.
bjerkeaa (180) - NORWAY - NOV 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is a bit sour, sweet and lively. Dark brown in colour, with LOTS of sediments in bottom of glass. Taste is not very much of anything, pretty well balanced between sweet and bitter. Lingering bitter aftertaste. Light body and fizzy palate.