faroeviking (10913) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 3, 2007
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 (1263) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2007
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 (473) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2007
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 (1232) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2007
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
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 (2393) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 30, 2006
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
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 (1415) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2006
VINTAGE 2004. Two years old.
More fullbodied if you can imagine that. The alcoholic taste can you still find, but it’s more friendly. PilsnerPeter (3046) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2006
Stuff has a murky amber color with a fading tan head. Tart & fruity aroma with underlying sweetness. Slightly musty with berry hints. Signs of oxidation, belgian buttery malts and a toffee hint. The flavor is similiar with some tart fruity notes upfront of berries, plummy notes, green grapes, caramel apples. Some dark fruits as well, especially figs with a later toffeeish finish. Pretty good, but not exceptional. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2006
Color was a hazy ruby/brown; with a medium white head. Aroma was yeast, plum, fruit and spice. Taste was much of the same, with some candy sugar. Pretty good warming finish.