Ungstrup (33993) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[At Jyske Øldage 2004, Kolding] An unclear amber beer with a disappearing off-white head. The aroma is sweet and very spicy. The flavor is dry and again very spicy.
Travlr (20882) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear dark amber color, off white edge head. Aroma of caramel and light spice. Taste is bitter butterscotch. Not bad.
bhensonb (13825) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 c&c from the Natomas BevMo. Pours dark copper with a creamy beige head. Aroma is mild caramel with some sort of nutty aspect. Med body. It’s pretty flavorful. First impression is Belgian. There’s caramel, but there’s some non-dark fruit. Mildly spicey. Having recently encountered chestnuts frequently, and noting "chestnut flour" on the label, I’m opining that the mysterious aspect is chestnut. There’s even an oily impression. Light but it’s there. Definitely more dry than sweet. Certainly an unusual ale.
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl bottle. Small beige head atop crystal clear dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, sour chestnut, some caramel, light grassy. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, milk chocolate, some chestnut.
Ratman197 (12946) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of tuna salad, carmel, earthiness and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, toffee, light tuna, light spice and a hint of fruittiness with a smooth lingering toffee finish.
BeerandBlues2 (11971) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by argo0. Pours clear tawny with an average, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted, cereal), light hops (herbal), and light esters (fruity) with notes of corn. Flavor is heavy malt (grain, caramel, toasted, cereal, nutty), light hops (herbal), and light esters (fruity) with notes of buttered corn. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and creaminess with a dry finish.
Bov (11737) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Biere De Noel
Date: July 18, 2012
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
Score: ** /4
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 23, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750mL thanks to argo0. Pours a clear cherry red with a thinning, off-white head that leaves some sticky lace. Aroma is metallic, sharp, some cherry juice box. Taste is watery, full of cherry juicy juice. Palate is dry and suddy.
DocLock (9675) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.