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Pietra Bière De Noël

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Brewed by Pietra
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Furiani, Corsica, France

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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This Christmas beer has an amber colour and is made following the purest traditions with the selection of special malts


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NikkTwist (1648) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Bizarre. Finding the Christmas 2013 draft at Eulogy in July 2014 - so way past it’s due date. Tastes really boozy for only 7% ABV. Cloudy blonde caramel pour with a frothy white head that has reasonably lasting foam. Some lace. Feels like a full spicy blonde, but the spices are not as complex (cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg) as one would hope for in a noel beer. Body is somewhat thin but has a bit of creaminess in the finish. Possible there was a more complicated beer there that thinned away over time, but given this pour alone it seems way too simple. Classic flavors but nothing extraordinary. Obviously its past its prime and - at least on draft - did not improve with age.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (7876) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2013
750 cc from Wegman’s Collegeville. Pours dark brown, clear, with 1-finger frothy tan head. Nose is earthy vienna malt, brown sugar, mild hops. Tastes of earthy brown sugar, vienna malt, mild hops. Not terribly complex, but not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (3969) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle 75cl, a clear amber beer with medium head. Nose is nutty and on toasted grain. Aroma is on toasted grains and cereals, very sweet, light spices, not that complex, nice malty side, low hops, a bit too sweet to be really drinkable, ok beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
trapped (798) - New York City, TURKEY - MAR 19, 2013
Drought. Brown with reddish tint, small foamy beige head, doughy aroma, fizzy, fruity semi-sweet taste with a bitter coffee ending.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Draught at Le Bateau Ivre in NYC. Pours amber with medium white. aroma and taste have notes of hoppiness. A nice interpretation of the style, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (2973) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle with cork 0,75ltr: Clear brown coloured brew with an subtle nutty taste, an Corsican speciality. Hints of caramel and fine bitter aftertaste. Nice mediterrean Christmas brew.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (3416) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Whole Foods, Bowery sampling (as Pietra Winter, but it seems to be the same beer, especially because of all the references to chestnuts): Pours an amber color with white head. Aroma is slightly floral, with some roasted malts. Body is pretty light. Taste is kind of minimal. I get a bit of chestnut, as some other people opined, but not too much. I’ve brewed beer with chestnut myself before and it is hard to get the taste into it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (7944) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2012
0.75l bottle from saveur-bière. Clear amber colour, mid-sized off-white head. Malty base, very smooth, some aromatic hops in the finish leaving no bitter traces. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9552) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 22, 2012
from Amstein - clear and bright ruby-brown beer with a little foam left; gently earthy with some notes of chestnuts and red fruits marmalade; a good malt backbone and slightly oily; clean palate; low bitterness and a long chestnutty and earthy finish - pleasant

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012

Name: Biere De Noel
Date: July 18, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Cellar Stock
Appearance: clear dark ruby red, short lived beige head
Aroma: rich caramel aroma, bready, earthy, mostly dry with a touch of sweetness
Flavor: rich caramel flavor, touch of candy sweetness, light spicynss, hint of nutty sweetness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4


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