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

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RATINGS: 466   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
llkc (1379) - rhus, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2015
duft: sdlig malt rimelig kedelig duft. smag:malt sd rosin dadler lidt kara malt

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Bottle. Nice dark amber and I must confess to being a bit swayed toward a 5 in appearance by the handsome glass it was served in. The aroma seems at 1st like it should be stronger but upon closer inspection it has some nice complexities along the lines of pine, maple, and brandy. Lightly spicy gingerbread flavor, pretty nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (1354) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2013
DAA; Pours clear cobber with a creamy tan, lasting head. Aroma is yeasty, malty, sour, dark fruity and chocolate. Taste adds alcholic and sweets.Medium body, creamy texture. Sweet, spice, lasting Cristmas.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimplySike (1348) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2012
Aroma: Herby sweet. Appearance: Clear dark amber, little head. Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness. Palate: thin feel, soft carbonation. Overall. Little hearby nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niller (1341) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle from Voldby. Pours brown/reddish with a good white head. Taste is malt, dried dark fruits, caramel, toffee, some berries. Creamy mouthfeel. Slightly bitter and fruity finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2002
Very tasty rum+xmaspud+slight smokiness. smooth, rich and spicy.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mjp12 (1316) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2016
There is enough spice in this to cut through the normal sweet malt scotch ale flavour . Great sipping by the fire.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2012
From backlog

Head: white, creamy
Colour: dark brown
Smell: spices, malts, candy sirup, chocolat, anise
Taste: overall brown strong ale with spices and anise in the flavour , oily texture , sweet end , herbal after , but good !

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjik83 (1306) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2014
************************************************** + Matig Niet mijn smaak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 12/4/2014 Total Score: 2.7
************************************************ + Matig Niet mijn smaak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eduardovl (1303) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 330ml bottle poured in a chalice. A: Pours a beautiful dark amber almost brown clear color. Big beige and fluffy head which dissipates quickly (but not completely) leaving many lacings around S: Smell is really barley malts. Sweet. Like a biscuit. Its a bit fruity too, it reminds raisins. Notes of wood and, no surprise, Scotch T: Really remarkable by strong taste of roasted barley malts. Sweet upfront. Wood, raisins and a nice (really nice) hoppy and bitter end M: Heavy body and medium to low carbonation. Really molasses. Alcohol can be felt and the bitter end is a must D: Good. Well done "Scotchy" beer... [ BA Review @ 11/21/2010 ]


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