pubbe (493) - Højbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Red-brown colour, nice well lasting head. Sweet caramel and some roasted malts in the aroma. Good caramellic and malty flavour with some alcohol. Bit creamy. Tasty beer!
JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Chestnut coloured with a thick beige head. Very pleasant and unsual fruity aroma, something of rootbeer smell about it, but in a good way. Smooth and softly carbonated and quite light bodied. taste of caramel and spices, malts and dark fruits. Some warming alcohol in the finish. Nice.
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Red-brown colour, nice well lasting head. Sweet caramel and some roasted malts in the aroma. Good caramellic and malty flavour with some alcohol. Bit creamy. A really tasty Christmas brew!
henrikb (1262) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl 2005 bottle – Orange brown body, huge beige head; Soft pleasant aromas, fruity and malty, balanced; Very soft big carbonation, soft texture, a little thin, very well balanced, lacks a bit of depth; Medium long finish, caramel malt aromas. Not the best Belgium beer I have had.
chicagobears (453) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Dark ruby with a tan head. Strong aroma of herbs and spices. Full of ripe dark fruits, licorice, raisin bread, spicy. Balanced and complex. The alcohol is warming and flavor is explosive. Wonderful seasonal ale.
Holdwine (1199) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful. The commercial description seems spot on. Very spicy and warming. Toasted in the New Year with this one!
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark Brown Color. Aroma of spiced Caramelized malt. Flavor of winter spices and malt. Very balanced. Very smooth easy drinking Winter Belgian Ale. Happy New Year!
SDalkoholic (2371) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle: An incrddible spicy Blegian yeast is immediaetly detected in the aroma with additions of toffee malt. Stong brown tint with a firm foaming of head. Nice delivery of spice in thew flavor and noticeable alcohol.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - DEC 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich mahogany pour with amber highlights, rocky head with excellent retention and sporadic chunky lacing. Sweet malts, alcohol and vinegar dominate the musty aroma, with subtle hints of cola, licorice, caramel, coriander, fresh baked all grain breads. Full bodied and caressing the palate with oils and very dense malty flavors. Tastes of caramels, toffee, rich sweet malt, brown sugar, orange/coriander and black licorice. Finish respectable in length, very tasty but altogether too similar to me to many other Belgian winter beers that are more enjoyable to drink.
BeerBiker (1414) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
VINTAGE 2004. Two years old.
More fullbodied if you can imagine that. The alcoholic taste can you still find, but it’s more friendly.