cgarvieuk (12239) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
250 ml bottle at home ... Nice ruby colour ... odd woody hop nose ... sweet floral caramel tones, quite rich good body with little citric acidity and a little white wine in the finish. not bad though
madmitch76 (12182) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
17th November 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Amber coloured beer. Light and creamy. Malty tones backed up with a distinct orange marmaladey fruit and strawberry and red fruits. Complex and lip smacking.
harrisoni (12070) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
2005 75cl bottle from Auchan. Red chestnut colour with thin beige head. Almost like a nuttly, spicey malty shandy. Overly carbonated with spice/citrus finish. Bit of tea and candy sugar too. Not that nice. Lemon flavours and the spice are a bit artifial and it doesn’t all sit together very well.
yngwie (11755) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, 75cl champagne cork. The fourth french beer this night, all proving better than what most people would expect from France. This is surely the best one, and pours a clear, copper body topped off by a beige head. The nose is a bit sweetish, with orange and a pronounced touch of cellar. It has a nice flavor, with caramel, oranges and sweetness. The oranges and sweetness goes all the way to the finish. It could use more body, as it is a bit thin, but overall it is a nice beer. (061229)
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a darkamber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, florals, and apples. Flavor of malt, mild hops, and spices with a dry, carbonated finish.
TBone (11326) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, 0,75 ltr (vintage 2005)
Color is typical to style: reddish amber-copper brown with quickly fading off-white head. Aroma is quite caramellish and suprisingly a bit alcoholic. Some fruits too there (orange is mentioned in the label). Palate is quite thin for 6,8% beer. In the start grassy hops are dominating together with chocolaty (!) notes, then fruity and metallic. In the finish there is some alcohol and light fruity hops. Typical bière de garde, not very Christmas-like, maybe plum flavors can be counted for it.
argo0 (11094) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(75cl bottle) Clear copper body with medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, orange liqueur. Taste is medium sweet, orange, some spice, plum. Finishes with light alcohol astringency. Watery medium body, somewhat undercarbonated. Definitely not at all what I think of from a BdG.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2000
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Softly malty, spicy, apple and nutmeg. Bigger flavours than the regular Jenlain, and more complex in its spiciness.
thewolf (10538) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ Kolding Vinhandel.
Pours a rather clear coppery with a nice, but small creamy white head that rather quickly turns to a staying thin film. Aroma is a little mouldy, lidt biscuity maltiness and a good dose of spicy hoppiness. Dry mouthfeel, perhaps a touch on the thin side. Flavour is dominated by lightly roasted caramel, some oakiness and a well-balanced spiciness.
Christian (10357) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 27, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber with a lasting white head. Bready malt dominates the aroma. Sweet and malty flavour.