yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 75cl. A clear, dark amber colored beer topped by a dense, light beige head of finger-thick size. Fruity and candy-ish aroma with some notes of toffee. Sweet and fruity flavor with some bitterness and a faint caramel touch. Warming, full-bodied and nicely carbonated. A decent beer, not very Christmas-ish in my book, and lacking on complexity. 110826
harrisoni (14138) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle from Auchan, Calais. Chestnut colour with thick off white head. Yeasty, spicey malt aroma, which is great. Candy sugar and dry malt in mouth. Some nice raisiny furit. Quite good hop on the end. Bit of spice. Dry malt fruit is good. One of the better Noel Biere de Garde
Dedollewaitor (14110) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Odense Tasting December, 2010. Pours clear copper with a creamy white head. Sweet nose os spices, grain and candy. Dry grainy and metallic flavor with a touch of alcohol. Medium bodied.
Travlr (13428) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Cloudy orange brown. Very malty with a bit of licorice. Not bad.
TBone (13000) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled BBE 03/2010, 75cl flip-top.
Clear amber color, no head. Spicey, candy-watermelon-menthol aroma, also slightly cellary. Fizzy carbonation. Crystal sugary malty flavor with light spices and fruity notes. Touch of clove. Typical biere de garde hard mouthfeel and quick finish. These usually taste more like a lager than an ale and this is no exception.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(750ml flip-top bottle) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of pine, florals, grass, nuts, and spices. Flavor of herbs, Belgian yeast, raisins, caramel, dates, light spruce, and grass.
Rasmus40 (11902) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark amber with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, fruity and spicy. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 241211
Leighton (11889) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in Belgium - picked up at a Carrefour. Pours clear amber with a big, billowing yellowy off-white head. The nose holds lots of bready malts, caramel and toasted sugars. Medium sweet flavor with sugary, lightly toasted malts, hints of cereal and caramel; but thankfully the sweetness is never excessive. Medium to full in body with average carbonation. Lightly dried caramel in the finish with further toasty, rich bread. A very nice biere de garde. Pretty well balanced and drinkable.
argo0 (11653) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 26, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
75cl bottle, thanks ryan. Small beige head atop cloudy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/lemon, vegetal, some funk. Taste is moderately sweet, lemon, vegetal, caramel. Medium body, some stickiness.
brokensail (11600) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Provisions Market. Orange pour with a nice white head. Nose has some sweet bread, sugar, and caramel notes. Candied apple, spicy hops, and a subtle nuttiness. Tastes quite sweet. Lots of sugar, caramel, and apple. Light fruitiness, maybe pear. Light hop flavor, some nuts, spice, and a slight cracker note on the finish.