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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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2013 vintage - 8.5% abv

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Floback (525) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle from Knightly Spirits. One inch of white head under a murky amber brew. The aroma is enticingly piney; like sniffing a fresh Xmas tree. Fresh herbs, grass, cucumber, cookie dough, tree resin, subtle horse blanket, malty caramel in the backbone. Medium carbonation and medium body. Best holiday beer I've had all season! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brandman (2083) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2012
Copperbody, white head. Aroma has dark fruits, yeast, spices. Taste is bit metallic and sugary. Smooth and foamy mouthfeel. In general, bit boring beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7651) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle 330ml @ My parent’s place
Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, sugar, yeast and fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long caramel and fruity finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (3131) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2012
Dark brown colour. Aroma has quite strong clove and aniseed. Very smooth taste and quite warming too. The clove does numb the taste a little.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5263) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Label is "Noel des Geants". Copper pour with a medium, foamy tan head. Aroma is spice and dark fruit with caramel notes. Taste is soft spice, dusty yeast, dark fruit, sweet malt, toasted grains, brown sugar and caramel. Body is medium with a moderate carbonation and light stickiness. Finishes with more dark fruit, caramel, spice, soft yeast and toasted malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (3853) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 23, 2012
330ml bottle. Clear reddish amber colour with average to huge, frothy, lasting, lacing, off-white head. Fruity and nuttily aroma, caramel malt, bread, red berries, a herbal dry hoppy note. Taste moderately sweet fruity, herbal overtones, a touch of soapy cardamom, a tart touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pastor (796) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Ahhh another Christmas brew. This one was good but not my favorite of the bunch. one and done for me. Nothing really made this one stand out of the pact of many

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2012
750 from Binny’s last year. Pours a deeper orange-amber with a sticky offwhite head. The nose is somewhat aromatic Belgian yeast. Clove and banana, sweetness. Some maple comes through as well. On tasting, quite caramel and mildly sweet. Estery, faint roast. Pretty solid overall, if a bit uninteresting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1648) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Draft at Farmers Cabinet. Slightly hazy dark orange amber with a fizzy white head. Lots of lace. Feels like a vanilla caramel Saison. Dark floral notes. Chocolate thyme. Raisin sage. Sugar plums. Subtle chocolate caramel flavors. Sugared red fruits. Bittersweet spicy dry finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ekstedt (5456) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2012
Bottle (33 cl) from beerplanet.be. Clear copper, large off-white head. Strong spicy aroma with some nutty and fruity anotes. Meidum bodied, moussy carbonation. Seni dry, low to medium bitterness.

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