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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: 113   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5569) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Beer pours orange with a white head. The aroma is toffee, honey and some sweet malts. The flavor is more of the same with a nice earthy hop bitterness to prevent the beer from being too sweet. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (3754) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Bottle courtesy of ericandersnavy. Amber appearance. Smells of amber malts and light honey. Sharp taste that fades very quickly. Very malty flavor. Some honey sweetness with gentle fruit. Finishes easy with a tight buttery sweetness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2010
A Mes rate. Bottle at Chris O’s Night of the Gaylords.
Dirty yellow brown with a thin off white head. Nothing special really. Very yeasty and sugary sweet with a bit of bread and cinnamon. Spicy finish. Blah.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2010
Cloudy amber with a tiny off white head. Sweet malty aroma with toasted malt, caramel and yeasty notes. Sweet flavour with roasted malt, caramel and yeasty notes. Finished dry.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2012
2012-11-12, bottle at La Fine Mousse, Paris, 6-3-6-3-12=30
Hazy amber color, low carbonation. Better than the last time, but still, the aroma shows some apples (undesired), the flavor is malty and sweetish, with low bitterness and some fruity presence; delicate spices too.
Easy.

2010-01-11, tasting at Papsø’s, 6-3-5-2-11
Hazy amber color. Simple Ale, some sweetish caramel flavor, too much alcohol, some vegetables, light spices. Confused.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29172) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2010
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with an off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt, spices, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, spices, alcohol, and malt, leading to a dry spicy finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30766) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2010
33 cL bottle. Pours almost clear deep amber to brown golden with a small white head. Flavour is roasted malty, light phenolic and slight fruity note. Mild bitterness and lingering roasted note into the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2010
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a clear amber with an off-white head. Spicy, fruity nose. Solid body, roasted malts, orange peel and brown sugar. Subdued bitterness. Pleasant and balanced. 110110

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10814) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Bottle from BevMo in Auburn, CA. Pours copper with a decent beige head. Aromas of ripe light fruit and mildly roasted malt. Medium body with fizzy/frothy carbonation. Flavor is roasted malt with a slight touch of barnyard and some floral/herb hop. Finishes nicely bitter. Tasty. Quaffable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2010
750 ml bottle thanks to Brent from redlight redlight. Pours a rosy amber. Pretty fruity nose with hints of bubblegum and warm spices. The flavor is slightly sweet with a bitter finish. Surprisingly dry. This may not be the fairest rating as I have a cold.


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