Brewed by Brasserie Saint Germain (Page 24)
Style: Bière de Garde
Aix-Noulette, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
(Translation from French):
A seasonal beer, brewed for the winter months, the Cuvée de Noël is a cordial and convivial amber beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 26, 2010
750mL fliptop courtesy of ryan. Poured a clear orange to amber with a small, white head leaving small, spotty lace. Nose is apple cider, non-oxidized red apples, overripe pear. Taste is all malty, soft, rich oatmeal malty with clover honey and very moderate spice. Chewy, starchy palate. Soft carbonation. Pretty much a textbook example of perfect malt extraction.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21684) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Bottle. Cloudy orange brown. Very malty with a bit of licorice. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9150) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2012
bottle-conditioned 750ml. lightly-hazed chestnut brown body with a medium-sized sandy head. fruitcake nose of nuts / nut oils, wood, berries / jam / maraschino cherries / fruit / melanoidin malt. soft texture dark baked cracker malt with lightly musty / tart yeast. a slightly-dark sweet, woody, nutty, fruity, estery winter beer that I would peg for Belgian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7700) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4668) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VDuquerroux (1278) - Airvault, FRANCE - OCT 9, 2015
Bottle, 33cL. Traded with @erickok (#7). Merci encore Eric ! Home. A dark brown mahogany beer with a big beige creamy head ; good retention. Roast, toffee, toast, fruit (prune), coffee, licorice. Light sweet, light dry bitter refreshing ; round, light warming background. Medium texture, average texture and carbonation, toasty fruity spicy finish. Overall, an enjoyable christmas french beer !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2008
Bottled (from Alko). Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is bready malts, some slight sour fruits as well as some cinnamon. Cinnamon increases as the beer gets warmer. Flavour is earth, sour wood, smooth fruityness and some yeast. Gets more fullpalated and tastier as it gets warmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2010
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a clear amber with an off-white head. Spicy, fruity nose. Solid body, roasted malts, orange peel and brown sugar. Subdued bitterness. Pleasant and balanced. 110110

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours a murky amber with off-white head. Aroma of malt and fruit. Flavor is malty, faint honey and light grain. Mouth feel is medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, not bad at all!

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