Lele (332) - Padova, ITALY - DEC 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
ASPETTO: ambrato un po’ chiaro (direi un po’ spento), dalla schiuma bianca, fine, poco abbondante e non persistente. AROMA: speziato e fruttato soprattutto. Gradevole. GUSTO: in bocca si avverte soprattutto il caramello e un inaspettato, leggero ma avvertibile acidulo. Le spezie si sentono, poco, troppo poco, ed è troppo poco complessa per quella che si definisce "birra di Natale". Carbonizzazione alta. CONCLUSIONE: discreta birra, gradevole, ma che non si fa ricordare.
Mtbiker54 (37) - Nancy, FRANCE - NOV 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Une bière agréable à boire. Au nez une légère odeur malté. En bouche de légères touchés d’oranges amères et de caramel. Une belle mousse avec une belle tenue.
zacgillbanks (4013) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2012
2.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Carrefour, Calais. Dark orange-amber coloured with sweet orange and caramel flavours and a zesty finish.
BlackHaddock (5637) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A 75cl corked and caged brown bottle front label has a red sparkling sky with silhouettes of windmills (moulins in French). Best before July 2008, drank March 2007.
Poured into two Gordon’s Thistle glasses, it is an amber, terracotta orange colour , a slight haze, but not cloudy, with a good white head.
Yeast and hop aromas, but not much else, some biscuity malts maybe.
Fairly sweet taste, caramel and seaside rock sugars, a hint of hops comes later, but no bitterness at all.
Dryness appears and stays after the liquid has left your mouth, strange mix of flavours arrive with the dryness, citrus fruits and sweet toffee apples together.
This is one strange Christmas beer, at 2.75 Euros a bottle it is OK, but it is not one of the best I’ve had. It’s one saving grace is the last inch of beer I left in the bottle from the initial pouring, I had that as an afterthought. It came out a cloudy oatmeal mess, this heady mix of sediment and a little beer still had not great aroma, but the flavours already mentioned came at me in waves, if I am ill tomorrow, I’ll mention it on here, otherwise the whole review stands!
dnstone (2453) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light roast aroma. Orange in color with no head. Roasty up front. Just ok.
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@Home. Sweet malty aroma with hints of herbs and toffee. Amber color, beige head, good lace. Sweet, bitter, herbal. Light sticky and sparkling. Nice balance, pleasant to drink.
harrisoni (16564) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
75cl bottle from Auchan. Orange/red colour with lasting white/pink head. Some red fruit, but it’s got a decent creamy biere de garde underneath it. Not wonderful, fruit is ok. Nice in mouth.
NosirIwont (2242) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours light amber with an off-white/beige head. Sweetish and yeasty aroma with slight malty notes. Flavour is sweetish with hoppy and malty notes as well as alcohol. Finish is a bit thin and has some grassy notes. 30-12-05.
omhper (22607) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2004 Bottled. Cloudy amber, small head. Yeasty and barnyardy. Sweet and clean, lightly hoppy with average bitterness. The yeastiness dominates.