Palme (5022) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2018 elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown that is just barely translucent when held up to the light. Thin beige head lasts for a minute before dissipating and leaving a fair amount of lacing. Aroma is incredibly forward, with sweet potatoes leading the way. In fact, it’s so strong that other aromas are hard to detect. However, some nutmeg and cinnamon spice is noticeable. Taste is generally sweet, as caramel malts vie with burnt sugar. Behind that, there is a general taste of spice and dark fruit. There is *barely* a **hint** of hops in the aftertaste, just to let you know that some were added. Finally, the strong flavor a alcohol pervades and grows stronger as the beer warms. Also, as the beer warms, this beer becomes more complex and, oddly, more drinkable. Of note is how a slight metallic flavor at the beginning fades in the process of warming. Palate seems about right for this ale--velvety mouthfeel, with some slight carbonation. In sum, another great Christmas beer for Bruery. Though this one doesn’t rate as high as 3 French Hens did for me, it’s still a winner and worth a shot if you like Christmas beers.
0.75l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. Smells quite good this. Really dark candy and spiced oriented. Cardamom and allspice definitely detected here. Christmas decoration-aroma with lots of pumpkin! Nice. The beer itself is really dark, near brown in color and with a bubbly dark beige head. Lots of taste also, well spiced up! Pumpkin, allspice and a little alco warmth. It has a good oily texture in the mouth and it's above average on the carbonation. Dark candied sugar. It's a little on the sweetish oxidized path this. Hints of something mild sourly woody also here. A bit cloying after a while, and I doubt I'd be able to finish the whole bottle without getting tired of it. Still, a small glass really did the job. 25.02.2015 fraternie (1034) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2017
Thick body, sweet up front with dark plum and raisin flavors that evolve into dark chocolate, molasses, brown sugar spice . Long finish! Korcz (3388) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 20, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Razowiec, melasa, imbir. Fajne. daje (4554) - NORWAY - JUL 3, 2016
Bottle, november 7th 2015. Dark brown body with a small offwhite head. Aroma is spicy with bread and mild alcohol, some nutty stuff lurking in the background. And yes I mean nuts, note some crazy shit. Taste is malty, earthy, quite spicy yeast esters. Sweet, christmas cake like. Quite a nice one, but not tehe best of the series I’ve had yet. Jow (4236) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2016
Bottle at tasting. Nose is cookies, some spice and fruit. Tastes of cinnamon, tobacco, cookie, grains, plum, earth, some yeast. Not too sweet or boozy feeling. Ok
pushkinwow (2984) - Ottawa, CANADA - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle - think its funny that I ended up trying the regular version so much later than the BA one but c’est la vie. A murky mahogany pour with a light tan head. plum, caramel maltiness, crushed and somewhat artificial gingerbread, nutmeg, quite sweet, mild carbonation and moderate body. Stuu666 (15836) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 15, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown, nose is malty, caramel, ginger, nutmeg, taste is dry, fruity, sweet, light sourness. bytemesis (9729) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy reddish chestnut, small tan head, dissipates quickly with some lacing. Aroma is Christmas spices, cinnamon, ginger, allspice. Really does remind one of gingerbread. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, lots of gingnerbread spices going on. Medium body. Not bad, but it turns out that if you accidentally spill and shatter your glass of it all over the couch, and end table and your wife’s computer, she may not be too happy about it. In the end she took it fairly well, but it did take me a good two hours to clean everything to her satisfaction, and I know that a key or two is a bit sticky now. I am guessing its not the last I have heard of it. I do have a nice little cut on my pinky to remind me of my stupidity, but it is healing way too fast to really outlast the memory of the event itself. Idiosynkrasie (8433) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 20, 2015
750ml bottle. Cloudy dark brown colour with small, thick, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, ochre-ish beige to tan head. Sweet-ish dark malty aroma, notes of honey, ginger, a touch of cinnamon and aniseed, gingerbread aroma overall. Taste delivers identical flavours with different emphasis, more honey and aniseed, less ginger; viscous, oily texture, gooey palate. Well balanced, complete avoidance of hazardously soapy notes. Again, as might be the most substantial characteristic for The Brewerys Brue’s, I’m torn between admiration concerning their elusive imitation of genuine non-beer (product) flavours and the simple question: "Wherefore?" djd07 (16554) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a dark brown with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong spice, cinnamon, and cookies. Thin mouth, strong gingerbread cookie, cinnamon, spice, nutmeg, light booze, very nice.