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Brewed by John Martin
Style: Scotch Ale
Genval, Belgium
Serve in Thistle

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RATINGS: 462   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Created in the thirties, Gordon Xmas initiated the tradition of Christmas brews.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nybol (1057) - DENMARK - DEC 11, 2015
Let krydret. Ellers ikke meget smag af den store alkoholstyrke. God dyb smag af malten.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bornyensis (321) - BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2015
Een zeer lekker bier, een goede smaak en schuimkraag, wel traag te drinken.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McSherman (458) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - NOV 29, 2015
Dunkelbraun, rötlich.erinnet an Cola. Mit etwas beigem Schaum. Aromen von Röstmalz, gebranntem Zucker, Nüssen, Brot und Gewürzen, leicht holzig. Dabei leicht süß und moderat bitter. Sehr angenehmes Weihnachtsbier. Empfehlung!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (3108) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2015
sample from draft. poured a amber to dark red colour with a tanned head. nose of sweet caramel, raisins, dark red fruits. butterscotch, taste is very sweet, cloves, earthy tones. ok

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (2569) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle bier huis ossett. Red brown ok head. Aroma caramel mollases malts taste same some fruit nice sweetness light bitter finish great balance. Nice oily mouthfeel subtle carbonation. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (2912) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2015
Bottle at home. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee, raisins, nuts, some candy sugar, hint of sweet dried fruits, hint of chocolate. Flavour is sweet with a light to moderate bittersweet finish. Only slightly boozy. Body is medium. Nice ’dessert beer’.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
HuldgaardRJ (180) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2015
(6) Slightly above average. This beer is sold in Sønderborg, two locations - one for 20 DKK and the other place for 35 DKK - keep your head straight - it is worth 20 DKK tops.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bjarne2 (2) - - OCT 31, 2015 does not count
Dejlig juleøl, smager virkeligt godt, en god sødme. Spiritus smager ikke igennem.......

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3980) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 26, 2015
Gordon Xmas 8.8% Picked up at a Carrefour Supermarket during my trip to Belgium and served in my new thistle glass I picked up at the Jeu de Balle flea market. This was less than 2€. It pours a deep ruby brown with a dense thick beige head. The nose is intensely malty with cinnamon , figs and a huge breadiness - liquid lunch yes sirree. The taste is bready, malty sweet toffee, cinnamon biscuits and candied plums in a med-thin body. Overall a nice Christmas beer for the price.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shark_Pants (560) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2015
Dark and clear ruby red with small ivory head, nice lacing. Muscat wine aroma, with raisins, dates, caramel, glacé cherries. The taste, as expected, is quite sweet - all the elements alluded to in the aroma are also reflected in the flavour. Just enough bitterness to stop it becoming excessively cloying. Full bodied, oily and hides the ABV well. This one remind me of an english barleywine with some xmas style additions. Nice winter sipper.


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