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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.


3.6
   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.

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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SDalkoholic (2179) - Linda Vista, California, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Bottle from Bev Mo: Poured with little to almost no head creation, and what foam did start, it quickly died out to a naked golden honey colored liquid. My nose detects a high presence of alcohol such as that of a bottle of isopropyl with a faint scent of Belgian yeast that contains some spice in its fragrance. The flavor has a strange green tea like flavor and lacks body structure in terms of balance and palate because of the high level of sugary sweetness and the fizzy mouth feel. Nothing else I would like to say about this beer other than the note to self: Don’t buy this ever again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 16, 2010
bottle pours light amber with a medium off white head. Aroma is sweet heather and floral. Bready flavors with nutty notes and some spicing in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gr0ve (2157) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gerbeer (2005) - 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.

2.6
   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?

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DeanF (1735) - 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.


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