berlinoise2go (689) - NORWAY - DEC 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 33cl, from Vinmonopolet, Oslo. BBE 2012. Label says 9% ABV, so this is maybe a different version of this beer. Beige, eager head, quickly diminishing. Deep clear maroon colour. Aroma of yeast, honey, caramel, brandy. The alcohol is very well hidden, manifesting itself as a warm, velvety mouthfeel, which is also pleasantly fizzy. Sweet, lasting taste of honey/caramel and some fruityness, nicely balanced. Almost no bitterness. Very good.
gunnar (8404) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330 ml from Vinmonopolet. Pours cloudy dark brown, with a big tan head. Sweet aroma, doughy malt. Medium sweet taste, dark fruits, plums,raisins,caramel. Full body, light sweet at the end. Nice.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A Mes rate. Bottle at Chris O’s beer exposed tasting.
Mid amber brown colour with a thin off white head. Very fruity and malty. Good alcohol notes but that’s about it really. Faint fruity spicy finish with some late sourness. Blah.
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From Beer Mania, Brussels, Belgium.
Light brown with white head. Aroma of yeast and dryness. Flavor is malt with dried fruit and notes of spices. Buckweed. High carbonation
haukur (1848) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JAN 10, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
huge yeast aroma. Cloudy brown with a huge head. Starts very well, but is a bit watery and bland. Ok to sample, but nothing I would buy. Thanks to my friend Simon for bringing this from Norway
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Chris O’s tasting, 26th Sept 2008. Cloudy deep brown colour. Overly sweet and bland with little depth. Far, far better Belgian Christmas beers are available!
Dedollewaitor (15724) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
25cl bottle at Delirium Cafe. Pours dark ruby brown with a small white head. Sweet and vinous nose. Dark fruits and yeast. Plums , rasisins and caramel. Full bodied. Very nice!
cgarvieuk (22381) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home ... brown thin head ... WAY over fizzy ... light fruity roast nose ... spicy toffee maltys ... some cherry ... not up to much
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl, brew 9% Vol Alc, last tasted at KBF2008, complex brew, balanced, hazy, good head, nice X-Mas brew, the best of the Silenrieux-range
DruncanVeasey (8057) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
250ml bottle full to brim from under the stairs. Odd, complex aroma of chiccory roast, molasses, butter, blood, chocolate, yeasty edge, hint of vinegar. Dark ruby with a silky beige lid. Dab of Flemish brown/sour, cherry fruit, bottled Mild chocolate and earthy yeastiness, distinct cask notes, iron, lightly roasted malts. Intriguing, sweet-sour, savoury brew with aged splashes.