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.
Ratman197 (8836) - 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.
jredmond (4858) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at rnh with streets and baron. Pours a clear amber bodywith white lacing. Aroma is light and lagery. Mouthfeel is light with notes of light spice, malts, sugar, and really plain.
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.