Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2011
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Serving: 750 ml. bottle. Oddly enough, this says biere de noel on the front, but talks about chestnuts like the strong says in the database. So here we go. It pours hazy reddish brown with a small, off-white head. The nose is putrid and smells like rotting nuts. The taste is equally as foul with some caramel malt and rotting vegetation. I regrettably took another sip just to confirm and then poured the whole bottle down the drain. I can only hope this bottle was off, but based on the other Pietra beers I’ve had, I am not holding out hope. Not recommended.
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
transparent light brown ale, large bubbles white ring. Really jammy, nutty nose, stinky earth. Really sweet flavor, bit barky and dry. Lightly carbonated, pretty sweet, like the bitter balance but overall not enough.
goozen (2680) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle. Pours an orange brown with khaki head. The aroma is nutty malt with some toast and a hint of orange. The flavor is toasty malt with a slight fruity touch. It gets quite nutty in the finish with a little bit of a yeast kick. Not too bad, but a little bit on the boring side.
redlight (2303) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle. Sweet nutty aroma with caramel malts with just a hint of spice. Pours amber with a thin head that dissipates quickly. Caramel upfront with sweet malts and a nuttiness and a very mild spiciness and very dry finish. In the beginning it drinks like an ale but the finish reminds of a lager.
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml. Deep, clear amber body. Fizzy, off-white head. Malty aroma of toasted grain, nuts and hints of caramel, spice, earthiness, wood along with some vegetal notes. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. The taste on the front of the tongue is earthy and husky. the finish leaves tastes of wood, caramel, raw grain. Plenty of bitterness, but the malts are dominant throughout.
BrewBoxer (1728) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ blind tiger. Pours a deep amber brown. No head. Smells of malt , toffee and candy, tastes of cream, coal and sugar. Not much going on here. Not a fan
italarican (1383) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Gingerman. Pours a clear auburn with standard white head. Aroma is primarily toasted sesame seeds and cereal. Buttery flavor, almost popcorn-like, with notes of toast, simcoe, and roasted malt. I keep going back to "toasty." A touch too buttery.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange brown pour with a light tan head. Nutty aroma with a bit of coffee. Slightly funky. Dry cereal flavor, just a touch of sweetness. A little nutty with a hint of caramel. Dry finish. Not bad.
JDBaker11058 (1108) - Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: clear bronze with a one-finger light tan head; some lacing. Aroma: malty and sweet, with caramel and toasted nuts. Taste: toasty, nutty, malty and sweet; lots of grains, with minimal hops. Finish: clean, crisp, sweet, and a little powdery. Notes: Disclaimer: I love a good lager, so I found it very enjoyable. I felt the chestnut flour did impart a little extra nuttiness to the flavor, and some of that dry, slightly talc-like complexion to the palate. Very nice. Ratebeer indicates it’s retired, but I just got this bottle from the Rare Beer Club.