ChadPolenz (1787) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2015 BJCP Category: 24B Belgian Pale Ale
AROMA: Mild malt aroma; slightly sweet notes and a hint of fruit. Not especially estery. Slight cardboard presence. 6/12
APPEARANCE: Rusty copper hue; very hazy body. Small, off-white foam mostly dissipates. 2/3
FLAVOR: Sweet caramel and honey maltiness with minor toasty flavor underneath. Finishes with a harsh astringency and musty character. Bottle is old and probably heat damaged. There is some orange and banana character from the Belgian yeast as well as peppery phenolics (the good kind). The off-flavors are difficult to overlook, but can be ignored with a discerning palate. 12/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium body; low carbonation. Smooth texture. Subtle alcohol warmth is pleasant. Leaves a musty/drying aftertaste, though. 3/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: I can tell this is a great brew when fresh. Though flawed, this old bottle is still decent. 6/10
TOTAL SCORE: 29/50
Myonlyvice (279) - DENMARK - DEC 15, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden with a white foamy head. Citrus caramel and yeast aroma. Sweet and a little sour taste. medium bitter aftertaste
RexTalionis (3713) - FINLAND - DEC 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Hazy golden in color with a whitish head. Garden fruityness, bit of yeasty notes and some ligth spicyness in aroma. Ripe apples and
some bready notes later on. Quite dry one though. Sweet fruity, almost tropical vibes in taste, some yeasty spicyness too. Orange peel as well.
More bitter notes in finish.
L_Lovecraft (563) - - DEC 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spices, citrus, yeast, golden/orange with a good and quite persistant white head, medium body, medium carbonation, quite bitter, good spiced and hoppy profile...is so exciting drink christmas beer when outside is dark, also during the rest of the day.
Flanfl (799) - Lyon, FRANCE - DEC 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy dark golden coppery body. Huge lasting white head. Aroma of banana, Belgian yeast, pear, clove, cinamon and other Christmass spicies. Flavours of banana, caramel, Belgian yeast, pear, alcohol fusel. Long fruity yeasty dry bitter finish.
kanaclane (455) - - DEC 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nez: Malté, orange, herbacé
Bouche: Maltée, orange, miel, épicée, résineuse, amertume dans le final avec une sécheresse
Une bière très bien faite et assez complexe
AssKicker (429) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - DEC 3, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Couleur orangée, trouble, mousse digne, nez à fond sur la poire, dingue ! En bouche c’est très fort sur les épices, genre la cannelle. Ça mousse en bouche. On sent quand même pas mal l’alcool. Une bière d’hiver qui fait le job.
MetalNHopHead (1858) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 2, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
De Ranke’s Pere Noel takes a lighter touch with its Christmas-y spices and tastes quite a bit like a traditional Belgian Ale. That works just fine for me, although it won’t work for everyone. Gold pour with a bit of haze. Yeasty, fruity nose. Flavor follows suit with some touches of spiciness and sourness. Just a bit of hops. I’m a sucker for Belgian Christmas beers and this one was extremely pleasant.
matzou (185) - SPAIN - NOV 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
amber body with little white head
nice suave and dry body
little spice in the aftertaste.
charmarita (66) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours from bottle cloudy peach coloured with minimal foam head. Basement aromas with a hint of resin. Taste medium bitter, lightly sour. Palate medium body, sticky texture, average carbonation, bitter finish. Doesn’t appeal to me at all. And I love tart beers and sours. So can’t understand the rave from so many about this one. Different strokes for different folks I guess.