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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: 114   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (7062) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (6858) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (6700) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6264) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernest (6221) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle (75cL). Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie, cake), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of Mandarin orange, cantaloupe, cinnamon, black tea, alcohol. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, syrupy/watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Another delightful brew from the Page 24 line. Life-affirming kind of estery-fruity aroma chock full of Mandarin (think Satsuma) orange and cantaloupe, two of my favorite fruits of all time (I’mma let you finish, but seriously...of all time!). Along with sweet malt notes, floral hops, and cobwebby yeast (and no off notes) it’s an easy 8 or 9 for aroma. I will admit the syrupy sweetness is a bit much in the mouth, so it’s a challenge to drink a lot of it, but for a glass or two’s worth it’s delicious. I know it’s a winter warmer and all, but balance is critical no matter what IMHO and frankly this could use more bitterness. Drink on the chilly side and don’t blow out too much of the carbo on the pour, and you’ll have a better experience...both help a bit to counter the sugars.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6211) - 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..
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6100) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2010
Hazy brown beer, firm head, lovely spicy notes in the aroma. Christmas spices. Cinnamon, nutmeg and white pepper, fine malt, some bitterness in the finish. Some cheating here suing the soices, perhaps, but a nice beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blankboy (6052) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2010
Bottle [750ml] shared w/ friends at the ’2nd Annual Buffalo Cask Festival’ -- c/o swoopjones. Pours a hazy orange-copper with a spare creamy off-white head. Aroma’s weird, and not in a good way. It’s malty along with yeast and fruit but there’s an oddness to it that I can’t describe that I did not care for. Watery, somewhat sweet flavour of citrus fruit, light spices, caramel and alcohol. Dry, spicy finish. Average bodied. Just O.K.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2009
bottle, amber color with some off white foam, aroma is sugary with some malt and spice, flavor is fairly thin with Christmas spices and some cinnamon toast crunch, finish is thin as well

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (5971) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2011
Bottle @ Home. Pours hazy amber with a white head. Aroma of malt, belgian yeast, caramel, oranges. Taste is malt, caramel, brown sugar, wood, nuts, notes of dark fruit. Medium body, lively carbonation. 091211


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