sunevdj (4059) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Ølbaren. Pours a slightly hazy amber with an off-white head. Sweet with aromas of caramel and a soft touch of Belgian yeast. Also tiny hints of metals. Full bodied. with a sticky mouthfeel. Dry finish with hints of residual sugars.
chrisv10 (16563) - DENMARK - JUN 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle. Has a cloudy brown body with small head. Aroma is fruit and alcohol. Flavour is sweet malty, fruit and smoke.
oh6gdx (26412) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep ambery brown colour, small beigeish brown head. Aroma is fruity, a bit yeasty and quite sweet caramel malty notes. Flavour is sweet malts, some dark fruits, and quite much plesant yeastyness. Excellent stuff.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle at Kjetils party at Bokn. Brown color, with fine beige head. Aroma is malty with spices and fruit. Flavor is sweet malty, fruit, hoppy bitterness and a hint of alcohol. Smooth, but a bit thin. Dry finish.
FatPhil (15562) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 30, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle (Kittys, Helsinki)
Dark turbid brown. Very sweet fruity aroma - strawberry or raspberry. Sweet and slightly messy taste - some fruits still, but a touch sour and sludgy. Too much yeast in this. Some banana in there, and a bit blue cheesy. Covers the alcohol pretty well, but that is probably as there was half a ton of sugar in it. Altogether a mess, and I did not really want to finish it. Maybe should rerate, but pour it myself to avoid the unpleasant yeast. Not really seeing the connection to Belgium anywhere in this beer.
mjs (7046) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle on 2008-11-21. Brown and very cloudy, almost porridge like. Medium sized brown head that contains little bubbles. Malts and chocolate in nose. Full bodied palate with medium carbonation. Lot of malts, chocolate, bitterness, little bit of salty liquorice and roastedness in taste. Long lasting aftertaste contaning lot of malts, some yeast and bitterness.
tlind2 (1682) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Murky deep brown color, very low tan head. Heady aroma with fruit and alcohol. Full flavor: dark fruit, spices, alcohol and more. Thick mouthfeel. Full body, low carbonation. Not a sessionable brew, but definitely worth a try.
sayravai (4710) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottled) Murky dark brown with a small, beige head. Very malty, xmas-spicy aroma with coffee and licorice. Licorice-malty, strongly spicy, smoothly sweetish-malty flavor with low bitterness. Alcohol is warming, but well hidden. Quite full-bodied, silky-smooth, soft carbonation. A christmasy, spicy, silky and pleasant winter warmer.
Fin (10300) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this at EBF Kobenhaven 12-09-08. Pours murky puddle brown in colour, nice and soft bubbliness in the mouth really quite Christmasy, with cloves, dried fruits, cinammon and actually all sorts going on. Not as spicy on the nose, alcohol starts to come through after a little while.
caesar (6972) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, thx to thewolf. Dark color, short head. Aroma of roasted malt, some caramel. Nice sweet roasted malty taste, slight fruity. Good balance. Not exploding in taste, but great stuff.