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


on tap

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RATINGS: 468   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
Created in the thirties, Gordon Xmas initiated the tradition of Christmas brews.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2008
Bottle 0,33l. Dark brown/mahogany colored. A huge creamy head. Lot of filigrees. Aroma of spice and fruit. Rounded impression but spicy all the way. Some sweetness. A good Christmas beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
paolo79 (1) - Borgo Priolo, ITALY - JAN 7, 2010 does not count
Tried on tap at Blackbull pub. One of my favorites christmas beers. Extremely full-bodied and potent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pedro_Tallieu (57) - Deinze, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2010
75cl bottle shared with family. The beer has a browned body with a beige medium fizzy to creamy head that doesn’t stay long. The aroma of this beer is very sweet and warm, with hints of dark malt, sugar, caramel, spices and herbs. The taste has that same sweet and warm feeling. Definitely caramel and sugar. This is a quite strong but doesn’t taste like one. Nice beer for this time of the year.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MMR (682) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2012
Pours a nice dark brown glass with big white foam head. Wonderfull beer with a nice sweet touch. Aroma of chocolate, toffee, yeast and a bit of coffee. All very well balanced and with an enorm intensity. Great mouthfeel too!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Superb retro festive label needs mentioning - I hope they never change it; deep red brown beer, little head to speak of with a few off white bubbles clinging to the edges; aroma is plum pudding, raisins, spices; taste is lovely dried fruit, brandy butter, spice, toasted malt; sweet, with a developing bitterness followed by a pleasing, almost savoury finish; most Chrismas beers are pale imitations of this; an unchanging Yuletide classic.

   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.......

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McSherman (560) - 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!

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
janubio (723) - SPAIN - MAR 9, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2007 75 cl. bottle. Pours a black reddish colour with a big creamy slightly brown head. Smell of cinnamon, some toasted notes, fruits and brandy and a bit of chocolate. Mouths is of liquor soaked cherries, cinnamon, caramel, liquorice with a touch of some hot spicy. Cake too. Thick mouthfeel, and, atfter all the sweetness, some warm bitter afterstate. A nice one, not the most complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jobyone (234) - Charlotte, USA - DEC 31, 2007
Pours dark brown with an off white head. The aroma has hints of berries and spices.The flavor has a nice sweetness complimented by a good bitter aftertaste. Really enjoyable.

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