vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a clouded brown color with a small off-white head. Smell is caramel and spice. Taste is of caramel malts spices and finishes with a slight alcohol flavor. Overall a nice brew.
Ritzn (1040) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2017
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Murky brown with medium brown head. Aroma is christmas spices, raisins, quince, figs, slightly burnt caramel, phenols, quadrupel stuff. Taste is intense bitter phenols and spicy yeasty stuff, some fig sweetness. The late bitter stuff ruins it a bit. Wild yeasts gone wild here.
madnorwegian (198) - FRANCE - MAR 12, 2017
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Best Xmas beer I’ve ever had. Not one of those syrupy sugar bombs like most xmas brews. This beer has class. Beautiful spiced mulled aromas that are truely unique: clove, ginger, dates but also candied citrus. Great stuff
vinivini (1788) - BELARUS - MAR 9, 2017
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy mahogany brown, big ivory head. Stays. Licorice, caramel, toffee, spicy yeast, dried fruit on aroma. Medium body. Spicy taste. Rich malts. Caramel and toffee. Dried fruit. Low bitterness. Well done.
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lello4ever (879) - ITALY - FEB 27, 2017
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2017 Ambra rossastra, Sottile schiuma beige. Al naso caramello, zucchero candito, spezie. Molto. Dolce al palato con dark fruits, eccellente strong Ale speziata, ben alcolica e frizzante.
SeniorZozo (1532) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 20, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ Budapest, Csakajosor // Pours dark red amber with rich head in of white. Taste is also fruity with yeast and light sour. Palate is rather short but sharp with even some bitterness.
john44 (2918) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2017
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber Brown. Sweet & aromatic, tangy, fruity (oranges & dark fruits) & spicy Christmas ale. Aromatic herbs & spices. Caramel malty & vanilla. Low bitterness. Warming alcohol. Fruity spicy caramel malty dryish finish. (2008)
murran (608) - - FEB 4, 2017
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a redish brown body with a large beige head. Aroma of sweets and dried fruits. Taste is rich of malty flavours but foremost raisins. Very nice and well balanced.
caribou43 (843) - Lausanne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 4, 2017
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I bought this bottle at amstein and I drank it in family yesterday in Lausanne. In my opinion, it is a pleasant beer. The color is brown and orange, brown and white foam. The carbonation is average. The taste is sweet, malty, bready, good notes of apricot candy sugar, some hop. For a Christmas edition, there is maybe a lack of ginger bread, good one.
BenL8 (124) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 27, 2017
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice Belgian Christmas ale but slightly overrated. Aroma is very sweet and sugary. Taste is sweet and Belgian (candi sugar). Finish is very nice, sweet, bitter and loads of toffee. Average Belgian with a very nice finish.
Jorn69 (2916) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2017
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasting @ Havregatan 20170127. Bottle (750 ml) from Belgolådan. Malty and spicy, caramely and yeasty, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, malty and spicy.