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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: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gr0ve (2141) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2010
750 ml bottle. Deep reddish copper. Clear. Small off-white fine laced head. Spicy nose with Belgian yeast characters. Notes of caramel and a little chocolate. Crisp hoppy bitterness in the finish. High carbonation level. Peppery flavours. A little light in the aftertaste, but otherwise a nicely drinkable rich Belgian-style Christmas beer.

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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2010
An amber brown color with a good head leaving behind a thin satin canopy. Smells of darkfruit with minerals. Medium nectar with ample effers. This brew is uneventful featuring a lot of not much in terms of flavor. Just mildly sweet cornering darkfruit. Worth drinking but I would not pay for this. Thin around the edges, no mid palate and a boring finish. Why do they even make beer like this?

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gerbeer (1837) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DeanF (1716) - Nunavut, CANADA - NOV 27, 2010
Light amber colour with a fair amount of head. Aroma of tin, malt, alcohol. Taste is very malty with a hint of grass. Has a watery finish and a planty aftertaste. I imagine this is an attempt at a Bière de Garde of some disposition, but it doesn’t quite work.

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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Clear orange pour with white head. Aroma is Belgian yeast, bread, caramel. Flavor is malt, yeast, caramel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Clear orange yellow pour with a thin white head. Sweet malty aroma with banana and clove. Very very sweet flavor. Honey and molasses. Surprisingly hoppy finish.

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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tlind2 (1139) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2008
750 ml swing-top bottle. Amber color, off-white head. Strong aroma of sweet spices. Sweet flavor with orange peel. Medium-full body, medium carbonation. Too sweet for my taste.


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