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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
2013 vintage - 8.5% abv

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (4147) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2015
As «Noël Des Géants» with my friends Frank and Sue. Une bière ambrée avec une mousse crémeuse à souhait. Des parfums et saveurs épicés bien dosés: cannelle, muscade, touche de gingembre, coriandre, je ne sais plus trop, girofle aussi, peut-être. Belle base maltée à la belge, caramel avec ajout de sucre candi, traces fruitées, raisins comme dans une double. Beau corps souple, effervescence à point, étonnant. Finale riche comme une brioche légèrement épicée. Facile à boire. Une surprise!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (6242) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 16, 2015
*Old rating, best before 10/2013. Malzig-süßlich-dickflüssiges Bier. Rund, weich. Kräuter, Röstmalz, Karamell. Moderat bitterer, aber passender Nachgeschmack Durchaus nett.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle during RBWG. Pours a clear orange with medium off white head. The aroma is yeast and spice. Thin mouth with spice and caramel, decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (3122) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Exploding bottle, so I only got to sample a bit. Needless to say, lively body and creamy head. Meadow, floral, herbal notes, some golden ale, some Belgian triple. All in all, a tasty brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sloshgator (599) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2015
My botttle says Noël des Géants. They say it is the same beer but I wonder given the other ratings. Wonderful aroma rising of a cloudy brown pour with an ample head. Taste is has nice floral notes and sweet with maybe a touch of sour. It’s not real complex, but a nice balance. Slightly warming as it goes down but the flavor fades a little too quickly. Noël des Géants is a very nice Belgium with a perfectly balanced taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bkurtz (1009) - PERU - FEB 11, 2015
Pours a clear copper with a creamy head. Has a sweet malt aroma. The taste starts biscuity and finishes a bit astringent. Not so nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle. Deep murky red-brown-orange body, medium clumping off-white head. Nose of white grape, pear, and sticky, fermented pineapple. Very sweet. Somewhat tart body, phenolic, with fermented light fruits (same as above) and drier biscuity notes. Meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
penstemon (199) - Nevada, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Pours rusty orange-amber with an off=white head. Aroma has strong notes of dried plum and raisin, also candied orange peel, dried cherry, apple and grape candy, some bread, and a bit of spice. Really great. Taste is lots of fruitiness - raisin, plum, grape. Cola, bread, a bit of molasses and spice. Light bitterness. Falls a little flat to the amazing aroma, but still nice. Medium body, full fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jandd1983 (3313) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. It poured a dark brown color with an off-white head. The aroma was of malts, caramel and some spices. The taste was of malts, caramel, fruits and more spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (6112) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2014
2011 bottle. Clear dark Amber/copper with a thin white head. Big nutty malty nose with a playful herbal whisper. The flavor is a bit bitter but has a stern caramel and almond base that’s kinda charming. Overall okay. Lots of almond in the back end.

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