Ernest (6010) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2004
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (cereal), with notes of DMS, vegetation, detergent, and orange. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter, unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Ugh...man oh man, what a shitty sample this was. Smells like someone dumped a can of Miller into an already bland French beer. Will get a second crack at this at BJ’s Winter Beer tasting, so we’ll see if this was a bad bottle...sure hope so, but frankly this just seemed like a poorly made beer.
Aubrey (3411) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear and ruby-red hue was nice, but the head faded away into nothing, quick. Very sweet nose with a strange, synthetic-like quality. Light and delicate body; soft and tingly carbonation; seemed a little too light and thin. Sugary-sweet malt base (much too sweet) reminded me of one of those sugar-coated orange wedges. Very mild bitterness in the finish. Dry and sugary in the aftertaste.
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
High light brown head on a dark ruby body. Enticing aroma, and the promises are delivered when time has come to taste : a well-balanced christmas beer, not very malty, with fruity (orange, nuts) and choclate hints, and a nice aftertaste. A very well made christmas beer indeed
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Copper. Unpleasant aroma of corn, strawberry, lemon, orange gummy bears, caramel and dying flowers. Upon tasting, sickly sweet and only bareable in tiny baby sips. Tastes of melting plastic, orange seasoning, spice and toasted malts.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong citrus, earthy aroma that reminds me of the smell of an orange soda. Very strange. Clear golden, no head. Med. body. Very mild, but defined orange taste. Light sweetness.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2008 Rick orange topaz color with a taller head that is quite wispy as it settles leaving webs of lace. Orange candy and dark chocolate aromas with only hints of malt. Lightly spritzy feel. Flavors start with orange zest, mild chocolate and touch of yeast (Attic) followed by spicy alcohol. Light burn in the throat. Finishes with light nutmeg spice and the linger is more malty with toasted grains and caramel. Lots of flavor in this one, not sure if they mix and balance well, but at least there are no real faults.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a good Biere de Garde especially if you like orange flavors. Nutmeg and spicy flavors too. Finishes clean crisp, and dry.
boto (1789) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 4, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
25cl. bottle: This beer pours a crystal clear amber color. There was a bit of a tan head that lingers for awhile. Some spices and notes of orange to the nose. The taste is a bit spicy, with notes of the orange. A medium malty body backing it up. Not bad for a French supermarket beer.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - NOV 6, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(on bottle)Very powerfull x-mas aroma of coriander, orangepeel and nelikker. Not much moutheullness, but a spicy, fesh carbonated finish. Would go very well with daish christmasfood.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium sized beige head. Dark amber body. Not much aroma. Full and malty with a little spice and low finishing bitterness. Pleasent enough - but nothing to cheer about.