adasko (2233) - Poznan, POLAND - APR 8, 2017 TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark reddish brown with a thick, cream colored head. Aromas of dates, raisins, dark dried fruit, sweet caramel, apple skin; complex. Raisins, fruit cake are the easiest to identify along with a slight hop bitterness. Finishes with a nice, lingering dryness.
It’s missing something in the mid-palate, maybe they fermented it out a little too much. Still an interesting Belgian seasonal.
Good one. Quite creamy, delicate, caramel. Bit warming, well made. It’s more than ok. Sammy (12498) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2017
Rich Belgian yeast, excellent accompaniment for fish and soup. A bit of ageing since made, and the integration over time=terrific. Metalchopz (3454) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2017
This one was cellaring for a while. Pours a clean, deep orange-amber colour with a light beige, frothy head, great retention and creamy lacing. Mild cinnamon aromas with other spices. Ginger bread and caramel malts. The alcohol is very well-hidden. So smooth and the taste is similar. Everything is nicely blended and one I could have every year. My type of winter warmer. SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2016
Une bière d’hiver bue durant cette chaude journée d’été. La robe brunâtre ou rougeâtre montre un anneau de mousse et une petite dentelle. Au nez, les fruits et la levure colorent des malts européens. Au goût, l’aventure est rousse, fruitée, épicée. En bouche, le corps est Belge. En finale, les épices sont bien dosées et jamais âcres. Voilà une belle qualité. BuckeyeBoy (8205) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 5, 2016
750ml bottle thanks to rich. Pours out a amber brown topped with a small tan head. Nose is nice rich malty sweetness a great pit fruit note and plenty belg notes. Taste is more of the heavy pit fruit rich malty sweetness and a spice. This was pretty tasty.
mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2016
[8030-20160116] Bottle. Roasted fruity grains aroma. Clear, brown amber body with a big long-lasting foamy off-white head. Woody and sweet flavour is a little boozy. More fruity grains and roasted malt caramel in the flavour. Medium-full body. Good. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4 AleRider78 (1388) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2016
750ml bottle. Pours a pretty huge creamy, frothy tan head that dissipates to a thin coating. Has a fairly clear, dark amber appearance. Average carbonation. Aromas of roasted malts, dried fruits, and toffee. Flavours are mainly malts, light roasted malt, yeast, raisins. Alcohol is well hidden, well balanced bitterness and sweetness. Good retention. Slight warming sensaion. Perfect winter beer. JoeMcPhee (9459) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2016
Deep amber-brown pour with a thick white head. The nose is quite spicy
and a little bit fruity. Sweet cooked malt, toasted dates and plums
with a bit of caramel. Dark fruit and a touch of rum as well. The
spicing is notable yet well integrated. Cinnamon and nutmeg with some
nice rich malt flavours to round it out. Lovely really. cfrancis (3515) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2016
Pours dark brown with a small white ring. Aroma is light raisin, sweet malts, light plum and spice. Taste is much the same. A little thin on body and a little low on carbonation. The spice is really strong in the aftertaste. jercraigs (10651) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2016 2016-01-16. Crisp dark amber body with a modest beige head. 3+ Aroma is sweet and mildly alcoholic, notes of caramel, lightly spiced.
Flavour is similar, sweet malt core, moderate alcohol. Average plus bodied palate, good carbonation. 3+ Decent. 7/3/7/3/14 Bottle from LCBO, Toronto.