harrisoni (12089) - 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
yngwie (11782) - 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
bu11zeye (11740) - 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.
TBone (11387) - 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.
argo0 (11126) - 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.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2010
Name: Page 24 Bier de Noel
Date: December 29, 2009
Appearance: hazy orange, wispy beige head
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma with a drying earthy spicyness
Flavor: sweet and fruity flavor, nice spicyness, balancing earthyness, light bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBWG@RLRL-thanks to bu11seye-750ml bottle– pours a white head that laces and hazy gold color. Aroma is yeast, medium malt. Taste is dry yeast, medium malt-caramel, nutty, some hops bite.
thewolf (10557) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought @ LIVA, Kolding.
Clear amber with a fine, medium, frothy, white head. Mild caramel aroma, some toasted notes, light earthy. Medium, but kinda prickly carbonation, fine mild creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good caramel as base, a hint of milky chocolate, a bit of piney and earthy hops. Red apples and a hint of cranberries. Mildly dry in the finish. Fine, elegant beer, even if doesn’t really break new ground.
Christian (10368) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel and fruit. Sweet caramel and fruit flavour. Pretty well balanced.
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy amber with a tiny off white head. Sweet malty aroma with toasted malt, caramel and yeasty notes. Sweet flavour with roasted malt, caramel and yeasty notes. Finished dry.