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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: 125   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (14668) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Bottle. Cloudy orange brown. Very malty with a bit of licorice. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (14584) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2006
75cl bottle from Auchan, Calais. Chestnut colour with thick off white head. Yeasty, spicey malt aroma, which is great. Candy sugar and dry malt in mouth. Some nice raisiny furit. Quite good hop on the end. Bit of spice. Dry malt fruit is good. One of the better Noel Biere de Garde

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14428) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dedollewaitor (14336) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2010
Bottle @ Odense Tasting December, 2010. Pours clear copper with a creamy white head. Sweet nose os spices, grain and candy. Dry grainy and metallic flavor with a touch of alcohol. Medium bodied.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (13446) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2008
Bottled BBE 03/2010, 75cl flip-top. Clear amber color, no head. Spicey, candy-watermelon-menthol aroma, also slightly cellary. Fizzy carbonation. Crystal sugary malty flavor with light spices and fruity notes. Touch of clove. Typical biere de garde hard mouthfeel and quick finish. These usually taste more like a lager than an ale and this is no exception.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13188) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle shared in Belgium - picked up at a Carrefour. Pours clear amber with a big, billowing yellowy off-white head. The nose holds lots of bready malts, caramel and toasted sugars. Medium sweet flavor with sugary, lightly toasted malts, hints of cereal and caramel; but thankfully the sweetness is never excessive. Medium to full in body with average carbonation. Lightly dried caramel in the finish with further toasty, rich bread. A very nice biere de garde. Pretty well balanced and drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (12674) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2011
Clear dark amber with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, fruity and spicy. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 241211

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (12277) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 20, 2014
On tap @ Provisions Market. Orange pour with a nice white head. Nose has some sweet bread, sugar, and caramel notes. Candied apple, spicy hops, and a subtle nuttiness. Tastes quite sweet. Lots of sugar, caramel, and apple. Light fruitiness, maybe pear. Light hop flavor, some nuts, spice, and a slight cracker note on the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12096) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2010
(750ml flip-top bottle) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of pine, florals, grass, nuts, and spices. Flavor of herbs, Belgian yeast, raisins, caramel, dates, light spruce, and grass.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11977) - 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.


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