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

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RATINGS: 34   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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
italarican (1478) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2010
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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11351) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 12, 2011
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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (3631) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 22, 2011
750 ml. Clear brew, with a tidy little cover of creamy bubbles and the right look for a darkish lager. Nose is earthy cereal and dry grass, with a honey-medicinal note. Flavor is similar, with bittersweet nutmeat on the finish. Mouthfeel is airy-light and mostly smooth. Light-medium body is to the dry side. Odd tasting brew, but develops a nice aftertaste after a bit.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcr (2187) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2011
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.

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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (7733) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (3297) - 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.

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

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (29170) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2005
[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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT2 (8284) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 23, 2011
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.


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