hayduke (4985) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well, shucks. The French can make good beer. This 750 bottle from BevMo poured a slightly hazy amber with a small white head and light lacing. Nose of sweet caramel malts and cinnamon spices. Medium body and mouthfeel, with moderate carbonation. The flavor is slightly sweet and the spiciness is present. A very nice holiday brew.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml Bottle: Aroma of fruit, apple, and light yeast. Poured amber/copper in color with a small, fizzy, tan head that diminished quickly but lasted around the edges. Cloudy. Very sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of malts, caramel, light yeast, light fruit, slight spices, light honey, and a hint of wood. Medium body. Tingly, slightly dry texture. Average to lively carbonation. Sweet, malt, caramel, honey finish.
travita (4891) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The look is copper colored with a beige colored head. The smell is sweet, some alcohol, fruits, and malts. The taste is just about the same.
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, fruit, light pepper and rubarb notes. Flavour is caramel, fruit and yeast.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4771) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle on sale at Cave a Bulle. Page 24 Biere de Noël is an amber winter ale 6.9% picked up at Cave a Bulles in Paris and drunk there during my trip. It pours a deep reddish brown with a thick beige head. The nose is a malty sweet breadiness with a touch of spices. Med-light bodied with a soft pillowy mouthfeel. The taste is nutty, boozy, cinnamon biscuits and sugared plums. Seasonally appropriate flavor profile. A pretty average Christmas beer.
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, 0.75l. Clear amber - hazy with yeast - with a small, partly lasting head. Very mild aroma of caramely malt, berries, nuts, cinnamon, and some other spices. Caramely-malty flavor with yeast and lots of Belgian-style fruitiness. Spices are present, but not as dominant as in the aroma. Medium body with quite a lot of carbonation for this brewery. Something between Leffe and Jacobsen Golden Naked, which equals roughly something ok, but nothing very interesting.
zacgillbanks (4665) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from La Cave D’Emeraude, Dinard, Brittany, France. Dark copper coloured with rich red fruit, vanilla and cinnamon flavours followed by a spicy almond and rich creamy currant and burnt toffee finish. Excellent!
stouby (4506) - Holbæk, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2016 Bottle at Carsten. Slight hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma strange fenolic, light malty. Flavor light sweet, spicy and skunky. Medium body. Strange.
At YNWA, clear amber, light smoke, quite nice.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 swing-top. Amber color. Fizzy malt body. Aroma of sugary caramel. Flavor of cardboard and caramel.
Cavie (4321) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of ericandersnavy. Amber appearance. Smells of amber malts and light honey. Sharp taste that fades very quickly. Very malty flavor. Some honey sweetness with gentle fruit. Finishes easy with a tight buttery sweetness.