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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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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5358) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bragesnak (5331) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2010
From Voldby, DK. Bottled, 211210. Amber with beige head. Aroma of malt and spices. Flavor with caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (5302) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5267) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (5086) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2011
Bottle from Metro. Amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, spice and fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Bottle RBWG 2010. Pours a nice medium amber with a low to mod carb and a medium to small head- lasting. Aroma is nutty, toasty and earth with some moderate caramel sweetness and light herbal phenolic yeastiness. Flavor is earth, toast, herbs light nuttiness, some honey sweetness and a good fresh doughiness and lightly burnt bread with good grassy bitter hop finish- nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (5067) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5053) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2010
Bottle@Home. Citrus, toffee and a hint of raisin in the aroma. Brown colour, beige irregular head, few lace. Sweet, light citric, light bitter, some citrus, hint of toffee, some spices. Light bodied, sticky mouth feel. Easy going, bit too sweet but still nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2009
750ml Bottle: Aroma of fruit, apple, and light yeast. Poured amber/copper in color with a small, fizzy, tan head that diminished quickly but lasted around the edges. Cloudy. Very sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of malts, caramel, light yeast, light fruit, slight spices, light honey, and a hint of wood. Medium body. Tingly, slightly dry texture. Average to lively carbonation. Sweet, malt, caramel, honey finish.


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