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RATINGS: 386   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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Created in the thirties, Gordon Xmas initiated the tradition of Christmas brews.


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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
corkyrory66 (441) - BELGIUM - APR 18, 2014
Bière qui se prétend « l’originale des cuvées de Noël »... rien que cela … Mais bien sûr même si elle était la première en date, elle n’en est pas pour autant la première en cotation ... Couleur roux foncé. Clarté nette. Bulles sur une seule colonne faible, pas vives. Mousse beige moyen à gros flocons qui baisse vite. Arômes de sucre brun (très fort), malt chocolat, pointe de cerises noires. 1ère bouche assez liquide sur du malt, une épice et une pointe de café. Arrière-bouche très courte. 2ème sur un ensemble assez hétéroclite, et de basse classe. 3ème où on descend encore de niveau, un fondu de malt, et du maïs … Arrière-bouche sans aucune valeur. La longueur est faible, morne, sans relief. On navigue en eaux troubles. La levure est inexistante, pas de refermentation … (pour une Christmas, c’est lamentable). L’alcool n’aide en rien, il est là pour la gloriole... La finale est nulle et non avenue. CONCLUSION : une banalité atroce.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KombatAle (61) - New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
330 ml bottle Brown with beige foam. Nose of caramel, dried fruits, warm alchool, dark fruits. Full bodied. Taste of dried fruits, caramel, chocolate, dark fruits.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (5615) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein kupferfarbenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, nussig, würzig, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack röstmalzig, fruchtig, würzig, Karamell, nussig, alkoholisch.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (409) - NORWAY - FEB 22, 2014
Clear dark copper. Beige head. Good lacing. Aroma and sweet taste of nuts, cherries and white dessert wine.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (2003) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2014
Flaske fra Belgisk Bryg, på Holmens aktivitetsdag feb-14: fint skum med høflig gardin.Maltaroma med nøtter og kvalitetssjokolade. Deilig, varmende smak med et elegant kvess i kanten. En nydelig winter warmer, som også går fint på en regnfull og kald februarkveld.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (1890) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2014
Clear dark copper with lacing light brown foam head. Aroma is barley, alcohol clearly present. Taste is caramel, alcohol dominated. Aftertaste is staying, some spice. (Velp 201402)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerGolem (620) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle 330 ml. Pours dark copper red. Gets clearer as we drink. Medium persistant beige head. Lacing. Aroma: nice aroma of sweet cherry, along with caramel, malt, and spice (cinnamon, muscad). Awesome taste also: strong hints of caramel and malt. Well balanced sweetness and some bitterness in the end. Alcohol well hidden. Full bodied, but not long lasting. Warming sensation. Not very familiar with the style, but I did enjoy this one for sure!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JefVerstraete (933) - BELGIUM - JAN 29, 2014
Dark brown colour, some beige foam. Medium carbonation. Very sweet aroma of caramel and candy sugar. Artificial bitter aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beese (1099) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Poured a bright ruby with a thin, dense off-white head. Spicy aroma with tempered notes of toffee and molasses sweetness. Initial flavours of grassy hop, orange peal and cloves. More spiciness on the finish with nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon and some grain. Lots of festive flavours all in harmony.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Yingwait (40) - - JAN 14, 2014
豐厚白色泡沫&# Ale,但其實風格


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