DutchMark (77) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad but also not as special as the fancy bottle promises. Positives: 9% is not too prominent, carbonation is soft and nice, flavor has ripe fruits and some yeast (surprising with no yeast in the bottle) and the colour is a beautiful clear amber. Negatives: almost no head, some metallic element on the nose, a bit sweet and the flavor fades too fast. All together no favorite.
McWorta (428) - LUXEMBOURG - FEB 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2014 Dark yellow to orange in colour with a medium dark white head. Noses of sweet malt, bread, hay, and hints of dried fruits like apricots. Medium sweet with a soft fizzyness and a light soft bit slick texture. Medium to full bodied. Goes well with some meat pate. The finish is medium to long lasting with a chewy taste on the palate.
HoppyBudgie (606) - SOLA, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color with white head. Aroma of sweet malts is the first that strikes me. Some yeasts, esters. Taste is caramely sweet, esters, fruity notes.
kidmartinek (3199) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy caramel color. Pathetic white head. Some fruity esters and sweet malt in the aroma. Its just way too sweet and sugary. I wouldn’t doubt if they added candy sugar to this beer which should disqualify it as beer altogether.
lachneger (212) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Goud oranje kleurig bier. Schuimkraag wit luchtig en verdwijnt snel. Smaak zoet kruidige( hoestdrank) met een licht bittertje.
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rikstar (508) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
0,33l fles bij Jeroen thnx! Koperkleurig en helder met een beperkte schuimkraag. Geur is zoet, suikerwater smaak is ook en beetje biter en trekkend, niet heel bijzonder.
tricksta_p (499) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep golden/orange colour with a white head. Aroma of sweet malts, ripe fruits. Flavour is malty sweetness, a bit boozy. Little more than a strong Leffe Blond, not a fan.
Beertobealive (108) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin fainting white head with honey aroma. Body is transparent orange. Typical taste of Leffe with warm hops and alcohol. However, the higher abv is not here to balance an improved taste compared to the regular blond ale.
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gEUS (868) - Linden, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
3 x 330 ml horizontal tasting Bière de Noël - 9° - Ruby
Bière De Noël: pours clear amber. bland bland aroma with a bit of spice, not different from the blonde. Smells bad. Medoum body, low carbonation, small touch of spice. No taste. Really, no taste. 1/5
9°: pours blond to yellow, thin fizzy head. Light honey & malt aromas (but had to smell my nose off). Sweet body all the way through the end. Light malty taste. Mèh. 1.9/5
Ruby: pours light red with an amber hue. Aroma... f*** - groce: artificial cherry bubblegum. Sweet body but - pasteurised and filtered like hell - render it sweet/sour in a weirdly and groce way. Taste is rosewater. Bad rosewater. Aftertaste is sticky gum. 0.5/5
mmahut (512) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours in darker pale body with almost no head. Aroma is yeasty upfront with malty notes, some toffee, quite light for a belgian ale. Taste is high malty sweetness, yeast is noticeable all the way, very light bitterness. Body is full, low carbonation. Boring.