jcr (2763) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2011
750 ml. Deep, clear amber body. Fizzy, off-white head. Malty aroma of toasted grain, nuts and hints of caramel, spice, earthiness, wood along with some vegetal notes. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. The taste on the front of the tongue is earthy and husky. the finish leaves tastes of wood, caramel, raw grain. Plenty of bitterness, but the malts are dominant throughout. podey (638) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Draught at Le Bateau Ivre in NYC. Pours amber with medium white. aroma and taste have notes of hoppiness. A nice interpretation of the style,
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750 cc from Wegman’s Collegeville. Pours dark brown, clear, with 1-finger frothy tan head. Nose is earthy vienna malt, brown sugar, mild hops. Tastes of earthy brown sugar, vienna malt, mild hops. Not terribly complex, but not bad. NikkTwist (3345) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Bizarre. Finding the Christmas 2013 draft at Eulogy in July 2014 - so way past it’s due date. Tastes really boozy for only 7% ABV. Cloudy blonde caramel pour with a frothy white head that has reasonably lasting foam. Some lace. Feels like a full spicy blonde, but the spices are not as complex (cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg) as one would hope for in a noel beer. Body is somewhat thin but has a bit of creaminess in the finish. Possible there was a more complicated beer there that thinned away over time, but given this pour alone it seems way too simple. Classic flavors but nothing extraordinary. Obviously its past its prime and - at least on draft - did not improve with age. VDuquerroux (1868) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle, 75cL. Home. With dad. Traded with @Jaghana. Merci! A dark brown beer with light hues at the bottom of my glass ; medium beige head ; medium retention ; average lacing. Roasty caramel aroma, light spicy, fruity, herbs. Medium sweet. Medium body, thin texture, average carbonation, sweet lasting finish. Overall, OK drinkable christmas beer ; thin ; nothing foolish.