jaghana (6363) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - NOV 4, 2016
Bottle 75 cl, a cloudy copper beer with medium head. Nose is on spice, caramel and sour like. Aroma is on a belgian blonde, quite sweet, caramel, burnt spices, cinnamon, clove, sour background, industrial like. Sweet caramel finish. Lele (562) - Padova, ITALY - DEC 30, 2015
ASPETTO: ambrato un po’ chiaro (direi un po’ spento), dalla schiuma bianca, fine, poco abbondante e non persistente. AROMA: speziato e fruttato soprattutto. Gradevole. GUSTO: in bocca si avverte soprattutto il caramello e un inaspettato, leggero ma avvertibile acidulo. Le spezie si sentono, poco, troppo poco, ed è troppo poco complessa per quella che si definisce "birra di Natale". Carbonizzazione alta. CONCLUSIONE: discreta birra, gradevole, ma che non si fa ricordare. Mtbiker54 (41) - Nancy, FRANCE - NOV 6, 2013
Une bière agréable à boire. Au nez une légère odeur malté. En bouche de légères touchés d’oranges amères et de caramel. Une belle mousse avec une belle tenue. zacgillbanks (5661) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle from Carrefour, Calais. Dark orange-amber coloured with sweet orange and caramel flavours and a zesty finish. BlackHaddock (7959) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2012
A 75cl corked and caged brown bottle front label has a red sparkling sky with silhouettes of windmills (moulins in French). Best before July 2008, drank March 2007.
Poured into two Gordon’s Thistle glasses, it is an amber, terracotta orange colour , a slight haze, but not cloudy, with a good white head.
Yeast and hop aromas, but not much else, some biscuity malts maybe.
Fairly sweet taste, caramel and seaside rock sugars, a hint of hops comes later, but no bitterness at all.
Dryness appears and stays after the liquid has left your mouth, strange mix of flavours arrive with the dryness, citrus fruits and sweet toffee apples together.
This is one strange Christmas beer, at 2.75 Euros a bottle it is OK, but it is not one of the best I’ve had. It’s one saving grace is the last inch of beer I left in the bottle from the initial pouring, I had that as an afterthought. It came out a cloudy oatmeal mess, this heady mix of sediment and a little beer still had not great aroma, but the flavours already mentioned came at me in waves, if I am ill tomorrow, I’ll mention it on here, otherwise the whole review stands!
dnstone (3701) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Light roast aroma. Orange in color with no head. Roasty up front. Just ok. jbrus (4988) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2008
[email protected]harrisoni (19548) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2007
Sweet malty aroma with hints of herbs and toffee. Amber color, beige head, good lace. Sweet, bitter, herbal. Light sticky and sparkling. Nice balance, pleasant to drink.
75cl bottle from Auchan. Orange/red colour with lasting white/pink head. Some red fruit, but it’s got a decent creamy biere de garde underneath it. Not wonderful, fruit is ok. Nice in mouth. NosirIwont (2645) - Husum, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2005
Bottle. Pours light amber with an off-white/beige head. Sweetish and yeasty aroma with slight malty notes. Flavour is sweetish with hoppy and malty notes as well as alcohol. Finish is a bit thin and has some grassy notes. 30-12-05. omhper (25955) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2004 Bottled. Cloudy amber, small head. Yeasty and barnyardy. Sweet and clean, lightly hoppy with average bitterness. The yeastiness dominates.