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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (5876) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2011
Bottle from Metro. Amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, spice and fruit.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (5805) - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geokkjer (5787) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle.Pours golden with an off-white head.Pours deep golden with an off-white head.Aroma apples, malt, yeast and spice.Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, yeast and spice.Medium body, average carbonation.Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5727) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Beer pours orange with a white head. The aroma is toffee, honey and some sweet malts. The flavor is more of the same with a nice earthy hop bitterness to prevent the beer from being too sweet. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (5700) - 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 14, 2012
On tap. Clear light brown with a fizzy white head. Sweet malty, toast, caramel, and toffee aroma and taste with a malty finish and a lightly sticky medium bodied palate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bragesnak (5387) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2010
From Voldby, DK. Bottled, 211210. Amber with beige head. Aroma of malt and spices. Flavor with caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Sampled on 1/8/2010. This Biere de Garde pours a medium orange gold color from a 75cl swing-top bottle. Medium to small sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, with a touch of honey. A medium bodied Biere de Garde. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet. The hops are earthy. Nice balance. Slightly sweet. A very drinkable, but not remarkable winter ale. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5263) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2009
Bottle - 75cL swing-top - from the Rare Beer Club. Pours a translucent copper with a short, fading white head. Aroma is grassy and yeasty with dried fruit, light caramel, and sweet malt. Taste is sweet malt, light caramel, hints of honey, dusty yeast, grassy hops and soft spices. Body is light-medium and the carbonation delicate. Ends with more honey, sweet malt, dried fruit notes, spices, light yeast, caramel, straw and grassy hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5128) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2013
On tap at Amundsen, Oslo. ABV was 6.9%. Ruby red colour, moderate off-white head. Nice aroma and flavour of Christmas spices, malts and caramel. Not too sweet, pleasant. Would buy again.


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