Idiosynkrasie (2730) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
650ml bottle. Clear copper with yellowish off-white head. Grainy aroma, hay and straw, minimal alcohol note. Taste is sweet caramel, fizzy grainy and slightly alcoholic finish. Nothing special.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark amber-gold color with a medium somewhat fizzy white head that evaporates steadily to a film. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, musty malt and fruit. Light body with a sweet syrupy mouthfeel and flavors of caramel malt, citrus and a hint of hops. The finish is short and malty. Guess I shouldn’t approach a beer with certain style expectations due to a holiday label but this beer is pretty forgettable regardless of the season.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Draft House, Tower Bridge on 8 February 2011 (as Meteor Biere d’Hiver). Orange in colour. Sweetish and quite fruity. Not much hop character in evidence. That’s about it really. Difficult to place style-wise - at least it’s not listed as a Biere De Garde. Overall, pleasant enough but not hugely interesting.
madmitch76 (12102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
6th November 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Brown beer. Moderate carbonation. Sweetish and mildy malty. Better when cold or very cold. Slightly fruity.
Jonb5 (286) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
250ml bottle, poured into small 1664 glass. Amber colour, clear, small head. Can smell a bit of yeast and caramel. Tastes sweet, bit of lime cordial in there. Enough carbonation. Nothing special but ok, would not want too many as there are chemicals in it.
abemorsten (2192) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Clear golden with a white head. Caramel and Belgian ale yeast spicy notes in the aroma. Sweet flavors. Light bodied. Bland.
kappldav123 (4289) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - OCT 25, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle looks very good, really christmas-like. Beer in the glass copper-coloured, small head. Starts strong and spicy, like a good festbier. But the finish is more and more metallically and dry, not as spicy as the beginning. Not my favourite.
weaselkenievil (1094) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Kind gift from my lovely wife. Good effort love, not your fault it was a poor attempt at a Christmas beer. In fact, it just isn’t. No spice, no real flavour or alcohol presence. It’s a fizzy gold with a white head. Sweet and malty, some honey. Best thing I can say about this is my mrs knew it was a rate so bought it for me. Good work KP.
imdownthepub (9153) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled, 250ml from Westholme Stores, Goring, Oxon. Brownish gold with white head. Sweet and malty beer, could have done with a show from the alcohol for a Christmas beer but there was a definite absence, toffee, caramel. No effort really.
rand (1110) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 8, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bouteille 65 cl de chez Casino à Pontarlier (F).
Bière cuivrée-rousse, léger dégazage. Elle possède un arôme malté, goûteux, sucre d’orge et orange. Elle est crémeuse, épicée mais le corps est léger et elle n’est pas très longue en bouche. Elle finit sur des épices et une légère amertume. Agréable sans plus.