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


on tap


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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
(Translation from French):
A seasonal beer, brewed for the winter months, the Cuvée de Noël is a cordial and convivial amber beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Dark amber, light bubbly white wisps. Nose is soft, cidery, lots of apple, yeast, and peach sweetness. Very light, nutty flavor, bit spiced and green/metallic. Very nice, wonderfully soft like all BdG should be, and quite drinkable given the balance despite so many strong flavors.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DYCSoccer17 (3639) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tricksta_p (3623) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014
Aroma of bready malts, caramel, herbs, sugary notes, raisins. Flavour is sweet, a bit too sweet for my taste. Overall unimpressed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k (3597) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (3522) - FINLAND - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle 33 cl, BBE 25.04.2014. Pours brown in color with a small head. Brown bread, some nuttyness and light metallic notes at first. Sweetish taste with some raisins, mudcake and dough. A bit one-sided perhaps, but otherwise quite tasty. Sweetish and slightly nutty in aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShivanDragon (3515) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2015
6e Noordelijk Kerst- en Winterbierenfestival, Hoogeveen. 20-12-2015
amber met witte kraag. aroma van typische kerstkruidigheid, kaneel, caramel, donker fruit, laurier, zoet. smaken zijn redelijk zoet, zwak bitter, enorm veel kruidigheid, donker fruit, kaneel, caramel, biscuit, van 75cl fles

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Rich toffee nose, with golden raisins, ripe plums and just a touch of herbal hops. Beautiful, masterful display of malt. Taste is lightly sweet, just a touch of bitterness, herbal/floral hops, light caramel, bread and cracker, raisins, light pepper and dusty yeast. Tiny bit of roast on the finish. Well conditioned, gentle carbonation; soft silky body. Lovely stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gerbeer (3158) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 20, 2012
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear mahogany with light head. Aromas of grain, alcohol, and candy. Flavors of copper, spice, and grapes/ raisins.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
garthicus (2912) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 3, 2010
Thanks to SwoopJones. Appearance: Small brown head with a brown body to match. Aroma: Grass, hay, corn, caramel and a little leather. Flavour: Malt & bran, corn too. Not for me but glad to have tried.

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