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Brewed by John Martin
Style: English Strong Ale
Genval, Belgium

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RATINGS: 415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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Created in the thirties, Gordon Xmas initiated the tradition of Christmas brews.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Yingwait (60) - Taipei, TAIWAN - JAN 14, 2014
豐厚白色泡沫&# Ale,但其實風格

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ajes (19) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2014
Creamy light brown head. Aroma, malt, cinnamon and fruity yeast. Clear Dark red/brown color. Taste. Sweet malt, lightly toasted, raisins/proons. Fairly dry yet slightly creamy. Very good Christmas beer.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rutzicka (102) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 25, 2001
This beer has a beautiful amber-brown colour with a fine head and a nice lace. Its aroma is very pleasant and powerful with notes of caramel and chocolate. Its flavour is well-balanced with a nice bitterness but is slightly disappointing in comparison to the aroma. The aftertaste is long and bitter.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2005
A class performer--a holiday favorite. More Belgian than British in flavor than Gordon’s yearlong brew--but still the tell-tale hoppiness balanced with solid malt and a bit of holiday spice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hoser (368) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2007
UPDATED: APR 25, 2008 A two year old aged one on tap at Kulimantor in Sept. Big notes of toffee and malt, very enjoyable. Page 190 of Michael Jackson’s only 381 out of his 500 Classic Brews to go.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9810) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 3, 2001
very dark brown colour, nice head, roasty caramel aroma, sweet, full-bodied, spicy aftertaste

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stouby (3822) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2006
Bottle, at home. Dark brown with a large light brown head, mostly diminishing, excellent lacings. Aroma moderate to heavy malty (coffee, chocolate, caramel, dark fruit) and moderate hoppy. Flavor moderate to heavy sweet, moderate bitter. Medium to full body, creamy, soft carbonated. The alcohol is moderate to heavy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2007
A very nice beer also a very good after dinner beer. Very tastefull and full taste. Tasted it from bottle as well from draft

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (6895) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2008
750ml bottle bought at Delhaize - FoodLions in Belgium. Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma of dark fruits and malts. Taste is caramel malty, thick mouthfeel with lingering dark fruits - cherry and prunes - and candi sugar topping the whole for a sweet and yet warming boozy finish. I grew up loving all of the John Martin beers especially their Xmas beer; one that always had a good spot in our fridge.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rane (919) - Nibe, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2012
Bottle. Dark redbrown beer with dense medium seized beige head. Aroma sweet malt, spices and caramel. Taste sweet, spicy, caramel. A really nice beer, very much a christmas beer.


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