thewolf (10557) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. [thank you, Yespr]
Pours a light orange with a pretty, creamy off-white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel and lightly fruity. A little thin mouthfeel perhaps. Flavour is nice, lightly vinious and some malty sweetness. There are notes of tartness as well balncing nicely with the sweet graininess.
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Courtesy of yespr, session @ yespr] Hazy dark amber with huge of white head. Aroma is fruity with caramel. Flavor is sweet malty with fruit and caramel notes.
faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy amber with tiny floaties. The aroma has a strange smokish mild woodish sweet aroma, Medium good creamy white head. Bit sweet toasty malty flavour with some yeast and some spice, slight sour touch. Thanks yespr.
Maria (9913) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very dark amber with a huge and nice head. The aroma is malty and sour with notes of rowan berries. The flavour is sweet with a grapefruit acidity, notes of candy sugar and rowan berries. IMO itís not in balance. 1762
bhensonb (9874) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Johns Marketplace in Portland, OR. BB date not decipherable. Nice copperish amber color with a minimal beige head. Aroma is caramel malt with some nut. Medium body with moderately frothy carbonation. Flavor is lightly roasted caramel, nuts, pale stone fruits, and spice, perhaps nutmeg. Finish is nearly astringent. Tasty beer. Well worth the $7.99.
Ratman197 (8532) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle pored a clear brown with a lasting amber head. Aromas of roasted malt, carmel and a hint of spices. Palate was medium bodied. Flavors of carmel, toffee, a bit of roastiness and some earthiness with a smooth lingering finish.
maeib (8077) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. A dark amber coloured beer with a whitish head and lacing. The aroma is thick and gluey. Some brown bread and heavy malts. A really really chewy mouthfeel. Malty and bready. Quite sweet. Not sure why this is called a Christmas beer. Overridingly chewy.
Sammy (7740) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I would readily have again. Excellent with dinner. Palish biere de garde colour, heavenly spicy scent. Easy mouthfeel, understated carbonation and it;s in its prime, nine months before expirey. Slightly candy sweet that works nicely with the spices. Sour notes
adnielsen (7602) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted from a 750 mL bottle purchased in Denver, Colorado. Red orange appearance with lots dispersed sediment. A bit fruity medium body aroma. Bread-like flavor thats seems to be drawing a lot of flavor from the sediment. A bit of fruitiness thatís somewhat like sour oranges. Interesting but not my favorite.
MartinT (7321) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Frothy fruitiness of pomegranates and strawberries strive for candyish levels of sweetness and sometimes succeed...Smoky malt fumes languidly hover over rummy spiciness...Blatant proof that French NoŽl beers are of very distinct constitution than that of their northern neighbours, but can still offer interesting sweet quaffers...