gopherfan99 (1959) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Bottle, pour amber with small head. Tastes of caramel and spice. Probably the best beer in this series that I have tasted. Guerde (1297) - Leuven, BELGIUM - OCT 28, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2012 (bottle) Pours out a clear copper color with a medium, fluffy white head that sticks around. Aroma is pretty interesting, with a mixture of spices and sweetness that generates a scent highly reminiscent of canned San Marzano tomatoes. There’s also some toasted biscuit, cinnamon stick, sugared apples, and some must. Taste is slightly sweet, somewhat reminiscent of hard candy, and there’s a certain bit of tinniness that I don’t particularly care for. There are further fruit flavors of apple and pear. There’s some earthy spice notes in the mid that taste pretty solid, and the finish rounds out to some lingering biscuit. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is pretty dialed down. Overall this is not bad, but not all that great, and it tastes quite similar to Schell’s take on the Abbey Dubbel that was released a few years back in the Snowstorm series.
(rerate) I bought a sixer of this, and after having it a couple times, this beer has really grown on me. I’m really digging the old musty apple character of this beer. Very appropriate for the season. vikingguy (1106) - Carver, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Pours a clear amber with white head. Fragrant fruity aroma, mainly sour cherry. Taste - malty & spicy. Cinnamon, nutmeg, cherry & vanilla. On the thin side. Tastes like Christmas. mnmike (1086) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Bottle. Thin white head that dissipates quickly. Ruby colored. Unique taste due to what I assume is the yeast strain. Ericular (1022) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Pours clear brown with short-lived head and no lacing. Aroma is yeast, apple, cinnamon, and other holiday spices. I’m currently not a huge fan of yeasty beers like this, but this one is well done. The taste is yeasty, with a good balance of spices and hops. The first yeast beer I’ve had no problem getting through quickly. Palate is average with low carbonation. Great for the season, though, with just enough holiday feel and warming qualities.
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Pours a ruby amber with a medium tan head. Aroma is sweet malt and fruits. Flavor is sweet caramal malt, plums, prunes, apples, yeast, and spices. Medium body with medium carbonation. Pretty decent seasonal. BeerKurve (520) - - DEC 4, 2012
Clear Red/Color. The flavor is reminiscent of a Hefeweizen (Cloves, Bananas) but a bit sweeter and spicier flavor, along with Caramel, Malts and Hops. I haven’t had good experiences with the Biere de Garde style in the past, but this was quite good; Good enough to where I will be seeking it out again in the future. jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Pours a nice looking amber with a medium sized tan head. Nose is spices with a whiff of hops. Fairly creamy on the palate, the taste is malty with some caramel and ginger notes. Slight hop flavor on the finish, still rather sweet though. A good winter warmer. jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Pours amber with a medium sized head. Aroma is quite christmasy with hints of yeast, malts, a bit of banana and a whole lot of Christmas spice. The taste follows nicely with very sweet tones that are complimented by spice on the finish. Overall a great beer for a blistery day of football outlawskies (480) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Julie has a odd look while sampling. Ultimately she didn't like Julie gives a 2.0.
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