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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2010
Pours amber with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, fruit, light pepper and rubarb notes. Flavour is caramel, fruit and yeast.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4748) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The look is copper colored with a beige colored head. The smell is sweet, some alcohol, fruits, and malts. The taste is just about the same.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4706) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2008
Bottled, 0.75l. Clear amber - hazy with yeast - with a small, partly lasting head. Very mild aroma of caramely malt, berries, nuts, cinnamon, and some other spices. Caramely-malty flavor with yeast and lots of Belgian-style fruitiness. Spices are present, but not as dominant as in the aroma. Medium body with quite a lot of carbonation for this brewery. Something between Leffe and Jacobsen Golden Naked, which equals roughly something ok, but nothing very interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (4458) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Well, shucks. The French can make good beer. This 750 bottle from BevMo poured a slightly hazy amber with a small white head and light lacing. Nose of sweet caramel malts and cinnamon spices. Medium body and mouthfeel, with moderate carbonation. The flavor is slightly sweet and the spiciness is present. A very nice holiday brew.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2011
750 swing-top. Amber color. Fizzy malt body. Aroma of sugary caramel. Flavor of cardboard and caramel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stouby (4334) - Holbæk, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2016 Bottle at Carsten. Slight hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma strange fenolic, light malty. Flavor light sweet, spicy and skunky. Medium body. Strange. At YNWA, clear amber, light smoke, quite nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (4195) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Bottle courtesy of ericandersnavy. Amber appearance. Smells of amber malts and light honey. Sharp taste that fades very quickly. Very malty flavor. Some honey sweetness with gentle fruit. Finishes easy with a tight buttery sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4171) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle on sale at Cave a Bulle. Page 24 Biere de Noël is an amber winter ale 6.9% picked up at Cave a Bulles in Paris and drunk there during my trip. It pours a deep reddish brown with a thick beige head. The nose is a malty sweet breadiness with a touch of spices. Med-light bodied with a soft pillowy mouthfeel. The taste is nutty, boozy, cinnamon biscuits and sugared plums. Seasonally appropriate flavor profile. A pretty average Christmas beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (4065) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle from La Cave D’Emeraude, Dinard, Brittany, France. Dark copper coloured with rich red fruit, vanilla and cinnamon flavours followed by a spicy almond and rich creamy currant and burnt toffee finish. Excellent!


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