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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: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flemmingwillum (1036) - Nysted, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2011
Rating #645, flaske fra Fish N’ Beer medbragt til Julebrygsmagning 2011 af Brianwillum

Jeg husker denne øl som den første til julebrygsmagningen der rent faktisk smagte behageligt. Vi taler om en uklar, nærmest tåget øl med et stort og holdbart skum. Duften var præget af syltede bær, lidt malt, citrus og abrikos. Dertil kommer en smag der er meget belgisk inspireret med noter af citrus og let bær, og selvfølgelig lidt træ der understreger øltypen. Middelmådig fylde.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemattie (4262) - Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2011
750 swing-top. Amber color. Fizzy malt body. Aroma of sugary caramel. Flavor of cardboard and caramel.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geokkjer (6016) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle.Pours golden with an off-white head.Pours deep golden with an off-white head.Aroma apples, malt, yeast and spice.Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, yeast and spice.Medium body, average carbonation.Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 24, 2011
Bottle from Voldby. Nice head with good duration. Color is Brown. Aroma and taste are cinnamon, caramel, oranges, malt and hops. Nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - FEB 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear and copper beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is malt with caramel. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is sweetness and overall a good average beer.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DYCSoccer17 (3355) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 14, 2011
750mL bottle acquired through a white elephant holiday beer swap. The aroma is a bit musty, oxidized, floral, and lightly sweet. Hints of honey is present, and this is rather quaffable. Mildly hazy orange-amber body with a small, off-white head. Starts a little toasted and sweet. Caramelly/metallic in the middle, before it becomes roasty, dry, and lightly bitter with a long long finish. Rather thin. Nothing special. Has a weird mouthfeel that is too thin and dry.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Dark golden/light amber, nice head, tiny carb bubbles. Nice dusty yeast, malt up front. Light fruit, hints of alcohol. Flavor full of phenolics, alcohol, light fruit. Medium body and mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (5066) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Courtesy of Styles

Bottle: The aroma is fruit (plum and grape) and candi sugar. It pours a hazy, bordering on cloudy, amber with a small off-white head that fades to a thin film. The flavor has lots of grape and plum. There is some faint tartness in the background. The finish has some light caramel and the faintest hint of spice. Light-medium bodied with lively carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11276) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2011
Amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel and fruit. Sweet caramel and fruit flavour. Pretty well balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k (2524) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2011
750mL swingtop bottle poured into a large wine glass. BB 3/20/12, guessing that means this was bottled on 3/2009, so about 9 months old. Pours with a perfect medium head that is able to maintain its strength throughout the life of the beer. As its sipped a nice strong lacing sticks to the sides of the glass. The color is glowing brown with orange tints, dark enough to only allow for medium clarity yet glowing. The aroma is airy-caramel-toffee, light and not overpowering. Its just there, not sugary, great malt component right there. Same character in the flavor with a faint raisin aspect as well. At first I thought the beer ends there and its very nice, just a good malty BdG with no flaws that is impeccably drinkable. But as I kept drinking it just kept getting better and I feel like I was tasting Pilsner malt, which surprised me. Even if it isn’t, this "airy" aspect or some beautiful light yet substantial malts to balance out the beer just work wonderfully. It seems like such a delicate and understated aspect that made me love the beer even more. As I stated with other beers from this brewery, simple yet awesome.


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