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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (9088) - Down South, GERMANY - FEB 22, 2012
bottle from jaghana - thanks! Hazy amber-brown colour, large off-white head. Malty, caramel, "christmassy" spices, spicy hops in the finish. Well-balanced beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9014) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2012
bottle-conditioned 750ml. lightly-hazed chestnut brown body with a medium-sized sandy head. fruitcake nose of nuts / nut oils, wood, berries / jam / maraschino cherries / fruit / melanoidin malt. soft texture dark baked cracker malt with lightly musty / tart yeast. a slightly-dark sweet, woody, nutty, fruity, estery winter beer that I would peg for Belgian.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (8936) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2010
RBWG’10 pours amber gold, white head. Aroma and flavors, light malty-Belgian yeasty palate and nose. Some hints of fruit; light apple tart mixed with other dark fruits, yeast with a mild roasted finish. Inviting medium body, with a lingering malty mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (8874) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2013
75 cl bottle @ Timo A. BBE 03/2010
Pours clear mahogany color with a small head, a bit lively. Aroma has quite a lot of ripe fruits, caramel malts, some mild spices and some yeast. Flavor is a bit watery, spices, caramel malts and ripe fruits, plums and raisins on the front, some distant berries also. Probably one of the best Biere de Gardes I’ve tasted, maybe they age well..
3324

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (8585) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2014
Swingtopbottle at home. High fluffy lasting off-white head. Clear dark amber beautifyl body. Herbal malty straw aroma. Sweet fruity roasted malt caramel plum raisin flavor with a spicy note and little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8297) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2010
[2637-20091205] 750mL bottle. Little citrus and sweet grainy malt aroma. Slightly hazy, medium orange brown body with a quick bubbly white head. Sweet corny grain malt flavour. Medium body. Drinkable.
(c/o rudolf, w/ others)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (8269) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Bottle. Bronze beer with a dark cream colored head. Light sweet malt aroma. Malt and spice flavor with yeast, earth, and light sweetness. Medium-plus bodied. Malt and light plastic notes linger with light spice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Bottle. Pours with a large, off-white head and a hazy amber body. Aroma of brown sugar, grain, styro foam, toast, corn. Taste is caramel, cinnamon, toast. Medium mouthfeel, medium bubbles.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (7908) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2013
75 cl bottle @ Timo A, BBE 03/2010
Aroma has malty notes typical to old beers. Also raisins and hints of cardboard. Flavour is rather malty with some metallic savor, some raisins and hints of metal. Quite well preserved, even though the taste is a bit short.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7649) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2013
750 ml bottle, BBE 03/2010, thanks Timo A. Pours a cloudy amber colour with a white head. Aroma of caramel, plums and some bread. Flavour of caramel malts, bread, plums, peach, cheesecake and hay. Medium bodied, oily mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Very smooth and fruity brew. Aging seems to work with this beer.


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