NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2005
Aroma is slightly musty, sour. orange, brown in color with a thick bubbly tan head. Flavor is honey, orange and malt. Very still and lacks any sort of bite. Almost tastes like a low alcohol mead though slightly less still than a mead would be. I think more spice and hops are in order here just to give it an edge to this fat round flavor. MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2006
Pretty stuff, glowing ruby-red. Good nose, lots of orange notes with a fair amount of chocolate, subtle sweetness and some fruitiness. Flavor is a bit dead, mild fruit but mostly flat, dead graininess. Bit more orange, but quite syrupy. Weirdly toasty. Smells nice, doesn’t taste particularly nice. hopscotch (11161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Bottle... Clear amber ale with orange highlights and a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Excellent, creamy retention. The aroma is of bicuity malts, vanilla and mild orange. Honey-sweet, vanilla flavor; not all that fruity. Medium-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Sweet finish. Overall, too sweet for me. Maria (10211) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2007
Dark amber and moderate head. The aroma and flavour have notes of candy sugar, fruit, apple peel, and the flavour also has sweetness and citrus. Rather boring, when you think of the 2002 vintage. It had distinct notes of orange and Christmas Spice, that gave that little extra, that made it worth remembering IMO jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2007
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Sweet ginger aroma. Amber color, off-white head, good lace. Sugary, ginger, herbal bitter, dry mouthfeel. Spices are out of balance with the sugary sweetness. Not a good beer from Jelain.
Pours a dark reddish color with a quickly disappearing white head. Smell is of orange peel and some spice. Taste is sort of like watered down orange pop, which isn’t a good thing. This could have been so much better, but it wasn’t. Mouthfeel was thin, with medium carbonation. I didn’t really care for this one, I would maybe try it again in a very distant future. TET (3085) - Kaarina, FINLAND - APR 18, 2008
Beautiful, red-brown beer with quite big blond head. Aroma is lager-like, metalllic and little spicy. Flavour is bitter, spicy and some fruits is also found. Aftertaste is long and there is something unpleasant bitter. Easy to drink, carbonation is quite high but still this is quite smooth to drink. Aroma and unpleasant bitter thing in the aftertaste is not temptate and also there is nothing special in the Bière de Noël so which situation I should be use this? Probably nothing. Pinball (12167) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2009
bottle 75cl, thanks faroeviking.
this bottle best before 05.10.2007, tasted 10.01.2009.
pours a cloudy red amber with a large yellow/brown head that lasts but is fluffy. collapses after a minute or so.
aroma of aged beer, well balanced flavors, christmas spices, caramel, slight fruityness.
flavor is spicy, caramelly, sweet, sawdust, honey. i can taste the aging has done some damage, but mainly to the palate, and it has added some cellary notes. Bloekie (210) - BELGIUM - APR 3, 2009
(Small bottle at Ambleteuse, France) Amber-colored beer with a thick head. Taste was very abrussive bitter. joergen (28394) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2005
Golden colour with small white head. Malty aroma with notes of oranges. Flavour is dominated by oranges with notes of malt, hops and spices. The oranges is too dominating for my liking.