BeerandBlues2 (11064) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a medium-small, fizzy white head, low retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (straw, cookie, caramel), light hops (spicy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of peppery alcohol and farmhouse. Flavor is heavy malt (straw, cookie, caramel), light hops (spicy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of peppery alcohol and farmhouse. Medium-light body, medium warmth and carbonation, light creaminess with a dry and biting finish.
Bov (10941) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 30, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear red-amber colour with an elusive beige foam; malt and hops in the nose; notes of red fruits and butterscotch; clean palate with some sweetness and a touch of acidity; chewy malts; short and quite dry flowery and fruity finish - I’m not really convinced
kp (10884) - 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
KimJohansen (10404) - 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.
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s dark golden with a creamy head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, light perfumed fruit and yeast. The sweet flavour has notes of caramel, light fruit, spicy yeast and hints of chocolate. The body is quite full, and it’s easy to drink.
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL fliptop courtesy of ryan. Poured a clear orange to amber with a small, white head leaving small, spotty lace. Nose is apple cider, non-oxidized red apples, overripe pear. Taste is all malty, soft, rich oatmeal malty with clover honey and very moderate spice. Chewy, starchy palate. Soft carbonation. Pretty much a textbook example of perfect malt extraction.
jercraigs (9070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2009-12-05. Hazy red-brown body, modest beige head fades. 3+ Aroma is lightly fruity, dry malt, light yeast. Flavour is odd, light fruit, dry malt, malty base, odd tang in the finish. 6+ Okay. Bottle shared by swoopjones
Borup (9017) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Metro. Amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, spice and fruit.
Quack-Duck (8931) - Down South, GERMANY - FEB 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from jaghana - thanks! Hazy amber-brown colour, large off-white head. Malty, caramel, "christmassy" spices, spicy hops in the finish. Well-balanced beer.
3fourths (8811) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle-conditioned 750ml. lightly-hazed chestnut brown body with a medium-sized sandy head. fruitcake nose of nuts / nut oils, wood, berries / jam / maraschino cherries / fruit / melanoidin malt. soft texture dark baked cracker malt with lightly musty / tart yeast. a slightly-dark sweet, woody, nutty, fruity, estery winter beer that I would peg for Belgian.