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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: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5726) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (5684) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2013
on tap at la fine mousse, paris. hazy amber, light brown with low light beige head, little retention. bready and toasted malts, but mainly caramel, very few spices, light banana esters - some belgiumness. average carbonation, light body, decent dry herbal and slightly spicy finish. ok. nothing really christmas-ey though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (5633) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2011
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Bottle: The aroma is fruit (plum and grape) and candi sugar. It pours a hazy, bordering on cloudy, amber with a small off-white head that fades to a thin film. The flavor has lots of grape and plum. There is some faint tartness in the background. The finish has some light caramel and the faintest hint of spice. Light-medium bodied with lively carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5568) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5535) - 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 (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2010
From Voldby, DK. Bottled, 211210. Amber with beige head. Aroma of malt and spices. Flavor with caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (5351) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Medium amber beer - lively at first, but the fizzy head sinks to a small lace - aroma of toffee, toasty maltiness, moderate esters, candied citrus, dusty/cobweb yeast notes - moderate carbonation in the mouth - light to medium bodied - flavor is fairly sweet (candied fruit, toffee, baked apples), but with balancing notes of hops (bitterness, floral notes), earthy, dusty yeast, and some spice/warmth on the tail end - finish of toasted malts and lightly caramelized sugars, but with a light balancing tartness - another subtle but delicious beer from this brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5338) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (5312) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2008
(Bottle, 0.75 l, on 2008-12-24) Deep amber. Almost clear. Medium sized white head. Malts and hint of dried plum in nose. Full bodied palate with quite a lot of carbonation. Malts, dried plum, bitterness, syrup, sweetness. Malts and light bitterness in aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5098) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2010
Bottle from Cave à Bulles. Hazy ruby red colour. Complex spicy nose followed by cinnamon and other spices as well as berry flavours. Well-balanced, hints of sourness. Very accomplished- the spices augment rather than distract.


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