Alengrin (5376) - BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2014
Deep copper coloured Christmas beer, unspiced contrary to many of its congeners, dried fruits, caramel, some roasted bitterness, smooth mouthfeel, subdued sweetishness and hop bitterish finish. Good but somewhat forgettable - which is too bad, since it is apparently not made anymore.
NikkTwist (3225) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Draft at Farmers Cabinet. Billed as "Noel de Coeur" but a bit suspicious as this supposedly retired a few years ago. Dark orange red pour with a frothy head. Lots of lace. Sugar plums. Candied ginger. Fig neutons. Merlot. Celery seed. Rasin pie. Gently sweet but mostly dry. Complex subtle flavors. Thankfully missing many of the overpowering spice flavors of most Christmas beers. Very nice! altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2010
On tap at Moeder Lambik. Dark amber body with puffy head. Nose is quite bitter. Flavour of malts, caramel. Bitter in the finish. Quite good. dnstone (3418) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Lightly sweet malty aroma, like a dubbel. Deep brown in color with a nice soft off-white head. A soft medium bodied beer. Lightly sweet taste with a touch of earthy hoppiness. A nice beer. Travlr (24843) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2010
Dark maroon color with a small white head and delicate lacing.
Aroma of caramel, prunes and light spice.
Flavor of dark winter fruits, malt and caramel.
Interesting example of the style, worth trying.
pompelmoes (89) - BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2010
Dark brown with red accent, nice light beige foam. fine and fruity aroma with hints of caramel chocolat and coffee. Taste is smooth, slight sweet with fruity and toasted notes.
olsvammel (7225) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2009
It poured a avery dark amber liquid with a small dirty white foam. Smell an dtaste of wood, nuts, red wine, grapes, dried fruit and yeast. Sweet with a medium smooth mouthfeel, a bit dry at the finish. Nice and interesting. ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2009
Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm. ABV 7.5%. Dark hazy reddish brown with a firm beige head. Spicy and rather vinous aroma of cardamom, orange-peels, dark chocolate, yeast and almonds. Medium to full-bodied with notes of nuts, cardamonn, muscat, sweet anise and roasted malts. Dryish, compact finish of almonds, orange-peels, roasted malts and cardamom. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2009
Draught at Plan B. Clear red/brown - offwhite head. Sweetness, high sweetness, light spicy, caramel, berries, light nutty, raisins, high malty, ligh hoppy. Too sweet... Skinnyviking (9570) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2008
Draught. Medium high creamy off-white lasting head. Hazy dark red brown caramel nut berries vineous aroma. Vineous spicy plum raislin flavor. Little carbonation. Long aftertaste.