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XO Beer Cognac 8%

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Brewed by Gabariers (Cognac L & L)
Style: Bière de Garde
Cognac, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Created from an harmonious blend of beer and French Cognac, X.O. Beer reveals a variety of genuine and elegant sensations. Ingredients: water, malt barley, hops, barley, X.O. Cognac.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fhoublon (312) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
Bouteille de 330 ml. Dégustée le 13 décembre 2009 (snifter). Bière brune trouble. Mousse assez, col off-white, mince et crémeux. Très effervescente, bulles fines. Odeur de céréales, de levure et d’alcool. Très douce, très très sucrée, peu amère. Goût de cognac bien présent, de bois, d’orange brûlée (Cointreau). Goût de cognac ressort juste assez. Meilleur mariage que bien des bières au miel, etc. Peut-être un petit peu trop sucrée ce qui la rend un peu lourde et sirupeuse. À boire en digestif plutôt qu’avec repas.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mathieuc (1145) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2014
Pours a medium clear copper with a weak offwhite head that fades into a small rim and doesn’t leave much lacing. Nose is of caramel, brown sugar and vague spirits. A lot less intense than I remember it being. Taste is lightly sweet, carries brown sugar and caramel for the most part. Finish is pretty soft and lightly woody, again far from what I remember (last time I had it it wasn’t pleasant at all). Body is medium, carbonation medium-high. I see no date on the bottle but I’m pretty sure it is old. Or maybe my palate evolved? Anyway, pretty average.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
nazzty (881) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
No, ugh and eeew. Tastes alcohol and cheap cognac with carbonic acid. It was poured into the sink after a few sips.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
crazy_cat_lady (108) - - FEB 3, 2014
January 29, 2014. 330mL bottle at beerbistro. Apricots on the nose. Lovely caramel colour. Started off pretty well, but by the end of the beer I didn’t really want to finish it due to the aftertaste. Poor choice on my part, but I was curious. :)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBHansen (68) - Køge, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle@ home: Pours cobber/amber with an off-white head. Malty aroma/taste with hints of apples. Sweet long lasting malty flavor.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hansen (6444) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2013
Amber coloured and hazy, sediments. Has an off-white head, medium duration. Sweet aroma, light syrupy notes. Flavor starts heavy sweet, faint-faint bitter finish. Creamy, syrupy texture.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zita (4529) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2013
light sour aroma,amber, tan foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, light cognac finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2013

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium to dark orange amber colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, wood, cognac notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, sweet malt, alcohol. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130525]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
alkolas510 (549) - SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2013
Mörkbrun med medium skum, ingen Cognac i smaken. Smakar Spontanjäst och körsbär! Helt okej öl lite syrlig och frisk!!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BiereLuc (861) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2013
Bière cuivrée, voilée, sans effervescence, avec des particules étranges en suspens. Le nez est intéressant : à la fois minéral, fruité et légèrement alcoolisé. En bouche, les saveurs pressenties s’expriment enfin dans une belle acidité fruitée qui tombe un peu à plat dans un liquide plutôt mince avec des saveurs qui s’estompe rapidement. Le produit est agréable, mais ses promesses dépassent largement sa livraison finale.


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