sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2011
Draft @ Delirium, Brussels.
Bière qui n’a de Noël que son nom.
Cuivrée, au col blanc épais.
Arôme garde la signature de cette brasserie dans l’usage de la châtaigne. Le tout sur un malt grillé léger, pointe de levure, houblon en retrait et qui ajoute peu au bouquet.
Bière rappeuse au palais laissant ce profile de châtaigne concassées/poudreuse. Cela tend à donner une pointe épicée à la bière. Autrement, je ne vois rien de bien festif, je dirai une bonne voire meilleure version que la blonde et la blanche avec plus de malt. En se réchauffant, malt grillé revient au devant avec la châtaigne, mais on y note aussi un malt type carapils. GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2011
750mL thanks to argo0. Pours a clear cherry red with a thinning, off-white head that leaves some sticky lace. Aroma is metallic, sharp, some cherry juice box. Taste is watery, full of cherry juicy juice. Palate is dry and suddy. Quack-Duck (9484) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2012
0.75l bottle from saveur-bière. Clear amber colour, mid-sized off-white head. Malty base, very smooth, some aromatic hops in the finish leaving no bitter traces. Good. bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Bottle. Amber-brown beer with a whitish head. Malt and light nutty aroma with light yeast. Malt and light caramel flavor with light nuttiness andlight yeast. Medium bodied. Caramel and light nuttiness lingers with light yeast and light spice. jredmond (8283) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Draft at rnh with streets and baron. Pours a clear amber bodywith white lacing. Aroma is light and lagery. Mouthfeel is light with notes of light spice, malts, sugar, and really plain.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Bottle shared by argo0: Pours a clear copper amber with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a sweet toasty caramel nose with a lightly chestnut character. Starts with good fullness and sweet chewy caramel malts with some doughy character and mild nuttiness in the dry finish. True to style, fairly unique and quite drinkable. mansquito (6425) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Whole Foods, Bowery sampling (as Pietra Winter, but it seems to be the same beer, especially because of all the references to chestnuts): Pours an amber color with white head. Aroma is slightly floral, with some roasted malts. Body is pretty light. Taste is kind of minimal. I get a bit of chestnut, as some other people opined, but not too much. I’ve brewed beer with chestnut myself before and it is hard to get the taste into it. jaghana (6065) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle 75cl, a clear amber beer with medium head. Nose is nutty and on toasted grain. Aroma is on toasted grains and cereals, very sweet, light spices, not that complex, nice malty side, low hops, a bit too sweet to be really drinkable, ok beer. nearbeer (5413) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 22, 2011
750 ml. Clear brew, with a tidy little cover of creamy bubbles and the right look for a darkish lager. Nose is earthy cereal and dry grass, with a honey-medicinal note. Flavor is similar, with bittersweet nutmeat on the finish. Mouthfeel is airy-light and mostly smooth. Light-medium body is to the dry side. Odd tasting brew, but develops a nice aftertaste after a bit. MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2011
transparent light brown ale, large bubbles white ring. Really jammy, nutty nose, stinky earth. Really sweet flavor, bit barky and dry. Lightly carbonated, pretty sweet, like the bitter balance but overall not enough.