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Brewed by Duyck
Style: Bière de Garde
Jenlain, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip

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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The festive season just wouldn’t be the same without this speciality beer whose arrival is always long-awaited. The tradition of Christmas beers is particular to northern Europe. In the years following the Second World War, the breweries used to sell an original, richer and stronger beer at the same price as year-round beers: this was their gift to their customers. The Duycks have perpetuated this custom by creating a special beer sold at the usual price. Produced with more malt than Jenlain Ambrée (3 different types of malt made from French grown barley and 3 varieties of the most aromatic hops from Alsace), this top fermented, unpasteurized beer, best served at between 6 and 8°C, has a rich amber glow, a denser head and stronger alcohol content (6.8% alcohol by volume). Darker than the traditional amber beer, its torrefied undertones are reminiscent of flowers and caramel. And the 2002 Christmas beer had a hint of orange.

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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (11986) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2009
bottle 75cl, thanks faroeviking. this bottle best before 05.10.2007, tasted 10.01.2009. pours a cloudy red amber with a large yellow/brown head that lasts but is fluffy. collapses after a minute or so. aroma of aged beer, well balanced flavors, christmas spices, caramel, slight fruityness. flavor is spicy, caramelly, sweet, sawdust, honey. i can taste the aging has done some damage, but mainly to the palate, and it has added some cellary notes.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11657) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2006
just a very good balanced taste profile beverage that worked for my friend and I for supper. Orange taste was apparent and not over the top. A nice biere de garde, moderated spicey taste overall , some citrus, not too bitter nor sweet perhaps it was aged some.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11637) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2002
Amber coloured with medium head. Aroma is filled with chocolate and spices. Flavour is citrus and coriander. Has a bittersweet aftertaste. Nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (11354) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small offwhite head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, sweet fruit, spices. Taste is malt, caramel, choclate, oranges, spices. Medium body, soft carbonation. 030911

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rosenbergh (11159) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2016
750 ml bottle. BB 16/10/2008. Merci Timo A! Reddish brown color with a small tan head. Raisins, dark fruits, sweetness, some cardboard and mild malt in the aroma. The flavor is dark fruits, sweetness, brown sugar and some musty notes. Soft carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (11024) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2006
Bottle - 750ml. Light musty malt aroma. Clear amber with small head. Light musty malt flavor - very light flower notes. Nice body - a bit on the weak side but good flavor. A nice Biere de Garde on the light side.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopscotch (10931) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Bottle... Clear amber ale with orange highlights and a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Excellent, creamy retention. The aroma is of bicuity malts, vanilla and mild orange. Honey-sweet, vanilla flavor; not all that fruity. Medium-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Sweet finish. Overall, too sweet for me.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KimJohansen (10451) - Frederiksberg C, Dänemark, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2008
Clear dark deep amber with a medium off white head. Sweet fruity aroma with malty notes. Sweet flavour with peach and malty notes. Finished sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10305) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 4, 2008
75 cl. Bottle. Deep red-brown colour. Aroma of is sweet with caramel, toasted malt, some spices and bitterness. The flavour is rather sweet and malty with spices, some dark fruits and caramel. Sweet malty spice finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (10301) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2006
Bottle from Super Saver. Ruby/dark copper pour with 2-finger off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, figs, cinnamon, nutmeg. The flavor is sweet and caramel malty up front, with emerging cinnamon, figs, and cacao beans. It gets sweeter and spicier as it warms, and is a good representation of this style.


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