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Brewed by Cerveses La Gardènia
Style: Belgian Ale
Alcover - Tarragona, Spain

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Spiced Christmas brew.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (5736) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2014
33cl bottle. Thick creamy white head. Clear light amber pour. Subtle herbal taste. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (977) - SPAIN - NOV 28, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en El Corte Ingles. Color ambar. Sabir a malta, dulce, afrutado.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
erickok (3796) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - SEP 22, 2013
Glowing body, light brown and with stable frothy head. Candy sugar, sweaty malts, fairly clean yeast, bit of spices. Better than I expected. Taste is thin though and simple, bit too much nutmeg and big bubbles that don’t fit the light cookie body. Still, it’s not a bad brew, but if you make a Belgian strong ale at least try to make it as rich and full bodied, or go a modern route. (33cl bottle from La Birreria Andorra)

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 15, 2013
Botella. Quite hazy amber colour. Sweet spiced caramel bit fruitish aroma. Flavour is sweet and spiced with toasty caramel and some fruitish hops.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21532) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle at yespr. Hazy amber coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, hops and grass. Fruity flavour of hops, caramel and grass. Fruity finish of hops.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2012
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of moldy hay, caramel, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, perfume, and moldy hay, leading to a dry finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pinball (10928) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2012
shared by yespr. cloudy orange, smooth offwhite head. mild aroma, mild malty, mild sweet spices. flavor is malts, weird sweet and sourish spices,

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a hazy amber with a small and creamy white head. Some overripe fruit in the nose. Medium body, sweet overripe fruit, a little caramel and fruit with a slight yeasty edge. Some late warming alcohol. 071112

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2012
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is light fruity and toasted malty. Sweet, light fruity and mild spiced. Toasted malt base. Sweet and mild spiced finished.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2012
My Bottom Line :
Toasted spices, orange candy and cantaloup-like fruitiness provide intrigue in this otherwise mellow Christmas brew.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A creamy veil of foam tops the cloudy amber.
-Spices are well leveled in the flavor profile.
-The flavor profile is bright and pleasant.
-The body is rather lean. This is not one of those sugar-y Christmas ales.
-The ingredient list doesn’t mention spices at all. Now THAT’s funny.

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