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Brewed by Saint-Germain
Style: Bière de Garde
Aix-Noulette, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip

bottled
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on tap
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10340) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10058) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2011
Bottle from Metro. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Spicey notes. Moderate bitter nice nutty flavor.Week burned notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Bottle. Cloudy orange brown. Very malty with a bit of licorice. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (9963) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2011
It’s dark golden with a creamy head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, light perfumed fruit and yeast. The sweet flavour has notes of caramel, light fruit, spicy yeast and hints of chocolate. The body is quite full, and it’s easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (9918) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (9889) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2012
Bottle. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, apple, yeast, spices. Flavour is dry, malt, earth, fruit, yeast, spices. Medium body. OK/Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (9832) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9068) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a medium-small, fizzy white head, low retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (straw, cookie, caramel), light hops (spicy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of peppery alcohol and farmhouse. Flavor is heavy malt (straw, cookie, caramel), light hops (spicy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of peppery alcohol and farmhouse. Medium-light body, medium warmth and carbonation, light creaminess with a dry and biting finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 30, 2009
courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear red-amber colour with an elusive beige foam; malt and hops in the nose; notes of red fruits and butterscotch; clean palate with some sweetness and a touch of acidity; chewy malts; short and quite dry flowery and fruity finish - I’m not really convinced

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9012) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2009
750 ml swing top bottle poured a hazy dark amber with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of pear, toffee,cherry, light spice, yeast and light carmel. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of pear, yeast, spice, toffee and light carmel with a smooth lingering yeasty spice finish.


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