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

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RATINGS: 465   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ogivlado (7053) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 15, 2015
Bottled 330ml. -at Pivkan beer fest. Slightly cloudy red/brown coloured, small off-white head, whiff of alcohol in the nose. Sweet malty, dried fruits, brown sugar and some spices with noticable alcohol in the finish. Pretty boring beer.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
josanguapo (939) - SPAIN - DEC 14, 2015
From elcervecero. In Teku glass. Watching Sons of Anarchy 3x01. Its surprising that the brewers of the infamous "finest" series have been able to brew this. Yummy. Just a bit more body for it to be perfect

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marko (4759) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle at Magic Beer Room, zagreb. Dark bronze color with an off white head, clear generally. Soft aroma, dates, raisin, distinct alcohol. Taste.... somewhat light raisins, sticky maltiness, deceptively light but with an unappealing finish, like burnt sugar - not not caramelized, just burnt. Ugh. Slightly sugary. So overall.. unappealing I’m afraid.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nybol (1265) - 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 (484) - 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 (3335) - 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 (2574) - 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 (3148) - 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.


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