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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: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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 amber beer.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2431) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 22, 2012
Pours a two finger cream head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Slightly hazy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is earthy and flavor is almost tart pear and earthy. $11.40 for a 750ml bottle from Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - APR 21, 2012
Some of these French beers are really good. The aroma is fruity and sweet, with a touch of honey. A medium bodied Biere de Garde. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet. The hops are earthy. Nice balance. Slightly sweet. A very drinkable. Goes great with a meal.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PLundsgaard (391) - Tranbjerg J, DENMARK - APR 20, 2012
Aroma/ligth, Appearance Head/Initial-frothy, Head/Color light, Body/Hue-black, Initial Flavor-acidic light. Finish Flavor-acidic light Palate/Body-medium to full, ok beer

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 7, 2012
Bottle, 75cl. A clear, dark amber colored beer topped by a dense, light beige head of finger-thick size. Fruity and candy-ish aroma with some notes of toffee. Sweet and fruity flavor with some bitterness and a faint caramel touch. Warming, full-bodied and nicely carbonated. A decent beer, not very Christmas-ish in my book, and lacking on complexity. 110826

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2012
311211: Cloudy brown, a little too sweet. Many will probably liked this beer, it fits well with the food. It is not very exciting.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (8159) - Down South, GERMANY - FEB 22, 2012
bottle from jaghana - thanks! Hazy amber-brown colour, large off-white head. Malty, caramel, "christmassy" spices, spicy hops in the finish. Well-balanced beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (11232) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2012
Bottle. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, apple, yeast, spices. Flavour is dry, malt, earth, fruit, yeast, spices. Medium body. OK/Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11988) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2011
Clear dark amber with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, fruity and spicy. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 241211

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10870) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2011
Bottle from Metro. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Spicey notes. Moderate bitter nice nutty flavor.Week burned notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftycarl21 (2254) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Clear teak pour with a tiny head; at Churchkey on draught. Spice, hop, cinnamon, clove, and good sweet malt presence; classic biere de garde plus Christmas spice, just what you’d expect. Pleasant balance of malt and spice on the flavor with a nice dry spicy palate. Nice.


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