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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
Sous sa mousse généreuse, la Quintine de Noêl fait son apparition dans la belle famille du même nom. Sa couleur ambrée légérement rougâtre nous invite à sa dégustation. Cette bière nous emporte loin des "classiques" de fin d'année. Tantôt par sa robe, tantôt par son nez subtilement houblonné. La refermentation en bouteilles efficacement maîtrisée laisse le trouble voluptueux parler de lui-même. Après 4 semaines de garde, la voici à portée de bouche où l'amertume vous remplira d'agréables sensations. Joyeuses fêtes.

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Jerre (3823) - Waregem, BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2017
Terug op de markt na vele jaren. Geproefd samen met Stijn Vanhoutte op 03.11.'17. Wazig amber, lichtbeige schuimkraag. Aroma: volmoutig, tikje gist, behoorlijk fruitig (sinaas), hoppig. Medium tot bijna volle body. Smaak: minizoetje, fruitig, tikje kruidig, maar vooral mooie hopbitterheid. Droog en bitter einde. Lekker.

Rubin77 (2581) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 30, 2017
F: huge, tan, long lasting. C: dark amber, coppery to brown, hazy. A: malty, bit orange peels, mellow fruity, peach, esters, floral. T: malty, sharp orange, fruity, dusty, dry grassy bitterness, spicy, not ideally balanced, quite dry, medium to full body, medium carbonation, enjoyed, 33cl bottle from Cora Woluwe-Saint-Lambert in Brussels.

kraddel (8885) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2016
surprised to still have found this ! Pours very dark ( nearly black trough dark brown ) very small, nearly no head. Smell is very oxidized, but in a rather good way. Taste is very simple, thin, oxidation (port) some maltyness. very thin body, very low ( almost no ) carbo . I like this kind of oxidation, but the basebeer underneath doesn’t seem to be of to high standards.

Alengrin (5718) - BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2014
Bronze-coloured Christmas version of Quintine Ambrée, though I doubt if there is any difference at all; I’d argue that at least originally, this was an alias of the Ambrée. It looks, smells and tastes more or less the same so I will not comment any further: same points as the Ambrée and time for a side-by-side tasting.

tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2006
Tangy citrus fruitiness with cinnamon and nuts in the sugary aroma. Opaque brown body with plenty of chunky floaties topped by a low, off white head that recedes to ring. Very fruity and somewhat nutty flavour has plenty of malt sweetness offset by muted spices. Alcohol notable in the finish. Medium body is very dry with low carbonation. Although it’s long before the Best Before date, this one seems sluggish and old. Bottle (BB 10/06) sampled with MartinT, Rastacouere and Siroy.

Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2006
Initially nice off-white head. Plenty of powdered sediments floating around. Murky copper in color. Apparently sweet nose, kinda timid at first, but rewarding with brown sugar and nectarines, peaches.. just various fruity esters. Flatish smelling kind of, which accentuates a syrupy feel. Alcohol is apparent, but rather enveloping all the way. Soft oxidation development contribute corky, moldy wet earth notes that don’t feel too beer-like. Caramel, pears, sweet dough and more moist join in mouth. Advanced attenuation doesn’t leave much residual sugars to work with, but this remains well bodied and the tired carbonation give it a round, almost creamy texture, if a little worn out. Has been expired for over 3 years and still a more than acceptable beer. This could be pretty good fresh.

Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2006
[ Bottled ; chilled ; BB 2002 ]
A fully diminishing small white ring that tops up a murky dark orange body. No lacing. Many thin particles. No bubbles. Aroma presents malt being medium hay while hops are moderate grass ... Yeast character is heavy sweat. Also, there are . Initial flavor is medium bitter while development is moderate yeasty. Finish is short and chalky. Light to medium body... watery texture... Soft carbonation...
Rated using its current average rating points since the bottle we had was too old to evaluate adequately.

MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2006
Any first impressions?
-A ring of head and a frail veil cover the turbidity.
-Tropical fruit esters and doughy yeast make an unassuming aroma.
-Harsh yeastiness and grassy hoppiness raise eyebrows, linked by milk.
-The relax carbonation is supportive, but not as lively as most Belgian ales.

What if you dig deeper?
-Some tartness is perceived in the aroma.
-It gets a little too powdery, yeasty after a while.
-The fading of flavors is a definite sign of aging.
-If it hadn’t been bottled with that much yeast, it would probably shine brighter.

Bottle; best before Oct. ’02.

Ungstrup (38384) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2005
A murky orange-brown beer with a small light brown head. The aroma is of alcohol, prunes, and raisins, but also slitghtly dusty. The flavor is sweet and very rich in fruit - especially peaches, but also notes of over ripe fruit, as well as lots of alcohol. Nice one. Thanks to Papsoe for sharing.

Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Reddish amber with a tiny, creamy head. A huge sediment makes this muddy if you stir the sediment. Incredibly complex nose of rotten fruit - prunes rather than plums. Extremely complex, perfumy flavours. Overipe....something....again but excellent. 050605

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