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Brewed by Brasserie Saint Germain (Page 24)
Style: Bière de Garde
Aix-Noulette, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip

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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
(Translation from French):
A seasonal beer, brewed for the winter months, the Cuvée de Noël is a cordial and convivial anber beer.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SDalkoholic (2146) - Linda Vista, California, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Bottle from Bev Mo: Poured with little to almost no head creation, and what foam did start, it quickly died out to a naked golden honey colored liquid. My nose detects a high presence of alcohol such as that of a bottle of isopropyl with a faint scent of Belgian yeast that contains some spice in its fragrance. The flavor has a strange green tea like flavor and lacks body structure in terms of balance and palate because of the high level of sugary sweetness and the fizzy mouth feel. Nothing else I would like to say about this beer other than the note to self: Don’t buy this ever again.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2009
bottle, amber color with some off white foam, aroma is sugary with some malt and spice, flavor is fairly thin with Christmas spices and some cinnamon toast crunch, finish is thin as well

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3370) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Well, shucks. The French can make good beer. This 750 bottle from BevMo poured a slightly hazy amber with a small white head and light lacing. Nose of sweet caramel malts and cinnamon spices. Medium body and mouthfeel, with moderate carbonation. The flavor is slightly sweet and the spiciness is present. A very nice holiday brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Bottle. Pours with a large, off-white head and a hazy amber body. Aroma of brown sugar, grain, styro foam, toast, corn. Taste is caramel, cinnamon, toast. Medium mouthfeel, medium bubbles.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Embrouille (2827) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 30, 2009
Aroma: Buttery, hoppy with hints of spices. Sour. Dissapointing. Flavor and palate: Sweet with honey, metal and vegetables appearing. Sweet finish. Overall impression: Poor.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bov (9500) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 30, 2009
courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear red-amber colour with an elusive beige foam; malt and hops in the nose; notes of red fruits and butterscotch; clean palate with some sweetness and a touch of acidity; chewy malts; short and quite dry flowery and fruity finish - I’m not really convinced

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (4600) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2008
(Bottle, 0.75 l, on 2008-12-24) Deep amber. Almost clear. Medium sized white head. Malts and hint of dried plum in nose. Full bodied palate with quite a lot of carbonation. Malts, dried plum, bitterness, syrup, sweetness. Malts and light bitterness in aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2008
A 0.75L bottle from Alko shop. Malty slightly syropy nose. Pale head. Pale copper brown colour. No sweetness. Slightly sour. Fruity fresh taste. Mild hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miksu (4948) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2008
0.75 l bottle. Amber color with fading head. Sweetish aroma with toffee, dark caramel, berries, vanilla, lemon, some tartness, some fruitiness and some musty notes of cellar. Sweetish caramelly, toffeish, musty and slightly metallic flavor with raisins and figs. A bit too sweet and full bodied, the biere de garde aromas and flavors are masked. Although mustiness is typical for biere de gardes, here the musty character is kind of dull.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2008
Bottled, 0.75l. Clear amber - hazy with yeast - with a small, partly lasting head. Very mild aroma of caramely malt, berries, nuts, cinnamon, and some other spices. Caramely-malty flavor with yeast and lots of Belgian-style fruitiness. Spices are present, but not as dominant as in the aroma. Medium body with quite a lot of carbonation for this brewery. Something between Leffe and Jacobsen Golden Naked, which equals roughly something ok, but nothing very interesting.


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