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Mont Salève Bière de Noël

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Brewed by Mont Salève
Style: American Strong Ale
Neydens, France
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (3173) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAR 18, 2014
Every French brewer has to make a Noël beer, even if you’re forward thinking and hop loving. Mont Salève’s Noël at least looks beautiful with stable white head over a misty glowing red copper body. It also is very un-French with its rich hop aroma. Pine tree, spruce, freshly baked bread, interesting yeast profile and a leathery twist. Unique and balanced. Tasty is somewhat more classic except for the lasting bitterness from its piney start to the cookie ending. Alcohol is well hidden, albeit the middle gives a good warming mouth feel. Slightly too short ending perhaps, but I love this brew, Could drink many. (33cl bottle. Stoked to rate this last Mont Salève beer I haven’t had. Many, many thanks to Simon of La Cave à Bulles for bringing this especially for me from Neydens and of course to Mickaël for brewing :)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (3501) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle 33cl, an amber beer with medium head. Nose is fully on hopy fruit notes such as mango and oranges. Aroma is on the same with a creamy sweet caramel malt, relative bitterness, light coconut and resin touch. body is creamy with a long bitterness on after-taste, orange touch.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
motelpogo (6130) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 13, 2013
bottled, xmas 2012 tasting chez baerwaldt - thanks, chris. a real surprise packet - hazy amber with loads of lacing; aroma of orange zest; crisp flavours of red berry, citric hops, biscuity background, heady alcohol presence and a satisfyingly bitter finish

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (19658) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 5, 2013
Bottle at yespr. Hazy orange coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, hops and petroleum. Fruity flavour of caramel, hops and grass. Hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (9651) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 4, 2013
bottled. amber coloured. unclear. dense beige head. Aroma: sweetness, fruits, light caramel, flowers. Flavour: Fruits, sweetness, spice, flowers, grass. medium bodied. Ends fruity and sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 4, 2013
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and lingering. Crisp hoppy and toasted malty. Mild citric. Toasted malty. Bitter and medium dry grapefruity. Bitter and toasted malty finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 4, 2013
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of smoke, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and smoke, leading to a dry finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (18963) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2013
Bottled, from La Cave à Bulles, Paris. Hazy amber, mid sized head. Ric hmango aroma. Mid sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Plenty of mango, some salt. Mid bitter finish. Harmonious.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (1784) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
33 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK via Caves a Bulles, Paris. Hazy apricot, thin white head. Surprising aroma, floral hops with some sweet caramel. Flavour is sweet, with apricot and faint resin coming through and a mild alcohol burn on the finish. Nice alternative to overly sweet xmas beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2012
2012-12-05, bottle at La Cave à Bulles, Paris; bb Oct 2014
Hazy amber color with red hue; medium sized creamy head. Nice aroma, quality hops, but terreux (earthy) and light manure. Lean body, caramel flavor with some toffee, light liquorice that should not be there, strong bitterness with moderate resiny/piney hops. The final is a bit dry. Not bad, but a bit rough, maybe it needs a different yeast.

2011-12-18, bottle from La Cave à Bulles, Paris


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