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RATINGS: 294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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2013 vintage - 8.5% abv

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5934) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2013
big bottle, magnum if i remember correctly .. . pours a deep murky tan .. medium head, great lacing .. . christmas spice and fruit, old yeast .. . not a bad beer but the age seems to shine through .. . . hey there bozo!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (4971) - Fort Wayne, USA - FEB 23, 2013
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a large sized head of foamy off-white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a uncarbonated transparent orange colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The aroma was mild malt and mild vinous. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish mild vinous hop aftertaste. The mild flavor contained notes of vinous hops and malt. An OK brew just nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from Total Wine Sterling. Hell, it was on sale for next to nothing so I couldn’t resist. It pours a hazy deep orange with a lasting off white head. The aromas is very spicy with lots of clove, mace, and dried fruit. The flavor is a little sweet with some caramel and that same spicy, dried fruitiness from the nose. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Not mind blowing compared to it’s peers, but for $5, it was worth it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8897) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Bottle as Noel des Geants. Pours very dark brown with a tan head. Nose and taste of burnt chocolate malt, toasted sticky caramel, sweet malt and dried dark fruit. Body on the lighter side of medium.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
karlsnes (47) - NORWAY - JAN 14, 2013
14.01.13 Ølkonsortiets julekalender. Uts: mørk brobsefarget, klar, godt med beige-oransje skum. Duft: fruktig og syrlig, noe tung malt og tydelig humle. Smak: lite fyldig, tydelig alkohol og noe humle. Tynn ettersmak preget av bitterhet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Floback (527) - 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 (2130) - 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 (8121) - 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 (3378) - Breda, 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 (5329) - 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.

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