Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2001
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Firm, yeasty-malty palate. Faintest hint of apples & cinnamon. Lacks development of malt character.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Cuvee de Noel
Source: Brick Store Pub
clear ruby red, big beige head, touch of lace, light fruity aroma, big spicy malt flavor with hints of cinamon and nutmeg, light bitter finish from the spices, settles down to be a creamy sweet and spicy beer with caramel sweetness on top of the spices,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
thewolf (10533) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An absolutely stunning beer. Quite sweet when you first taste it, but with several undertones of cinnamon, koriander and fruityness. It has a beautiful brown/yellow head. Recommended to drink it above 5 degrees C.
Christian (10355) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2008 Cloudy red, brown beer with a big bubbly, off-white, short lived head. Malt, orange and berries in the aroma. Has a pleasant bitterness in the flavour with a litte metallic note, and it has way too much carbonation for my taste.
One year old: More pleasant carbonation? Same aroma. Fruity, toffee, spicy flavour, in excellent balance.
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown beer with medium head. Sweet roasted malt aroma with overripe fruits and spices. Sweet taste with prunes, dates and roasted malt. Packed with christmas spices. Delicious.
faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Red-brown colour, nice well lasting head. Sweet caramel and some roasted malts in the aroma. Good caramellic and malty flavour with some alcohol. Bit creamy. A really tasty Christmas brew!
Pinball (10134) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
large 70cl bottle.
aroma is christmas spices, orange peel, alc.
appears red brown, large yellowbrown head that selttles quickly.
Strong is the first word that pops up in my mind to describe this brew. sweetness, caramel, alc. chrismas spices, slight sourish orange flavor. alc is too dominant, and it feels sort of onesided. lacks finesse and depth.
perhaps they sell these in different qualities, or something. i’d never rate it 3.73, it’s more like a midrange european "macro" christmas brew, than a belgian beer.(okay, belgium is in europe, but their beer is generally out of this world)
Maria (9905) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice heas, dark brown and the aroma is alluring. The first impression of the taste is mostly sweet and full-bodied. Then a mix of sweetness, spice and bitterness takes over. It has notes of fruit, raisin, plum, oranges etc. It’s a very nice beer, but strong even if the alcohol doesn’t show itself in the taste ;)
Travlr (9819) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden brown w/ thick white head. Caramel aroma. Medium mouth. VERY caramel taste with light hops, so a bit more bitter (in a nice way!) than most Christmas ales.
bhensonb (9817) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Aroma of medium dark fruit and caramel. Brilliant ruby color with a decent tan head. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Starts with a bit of heat, followed by dark berry, strong caramel, and some bitter at all points. It’s got a spicy fresh impression. It’s dry and sweet all at once. Perhaps a bit woody in the end. The bottle claims to be full of sumptious, exciting contrasts. Right on.