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

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RATINGS: 235   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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3.6
hotstuff (5258) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2005
Bottle was corked and caged. Large sized ivory head that was mostly lasting, fine-medium sized bubbles, good lacing, carbonated, transparent, and a reddish brown hue. Aroma was malty, caramel and sweet. Flavor was sweet, lightly bitter, malty, and caramel. Mouthfeel was smooth and thin. Light-medium body.

3.6
ogivlado (8108) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 19, 2007
Bottled(250ml). –Deep golden/amber coloured, medium sized pale beige head. Sweet malty aroma with notes of spice, fruit, caramel and toffee. Just a few tiny hop hints. Sweet fruity and mild alcoholic finish. Nice notes of banana and orange in the aftertaste. In comparison with other Duyck beers that I’ve tried this Noël is quite good.

3.6
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - JAN 26, 2008
Clear brown with a bubbly baige head. Aroma of coriander and celler, with some dusty aroma hobs and orange peel. Mouthfull is clean, ilght and fresh with minor bitterness and a grainy malt base with some caramel sweetness. Very easy to drink and solid brew.

3.6
gowdy (1116) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - MAY 6, 2008
Bottle at home. caramel, spruce, red, clear, aminimal head, lightly bitter, light body, creamy, average carbonation,

3.6
gunnar (9696) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2013
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours clear amber with a small white head. Aroma is spicy and malty. Taste is moderate sweet caramel, spices. Smooth mouthfeel, very nice.

3.5
yespr (47545) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2008
75 cL bottle. Pours golden and clear orange with a slowly diminishing, creamy and light tan head. Light metallic and malt aroma. Flavour is sweet caramel malt. Light spice note, mainly from malt flavours. Sweet caramel malt and almost fruity finish.

3.5
Plovmand (8621) - Grindsted, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2011
Bottle. Pours hazy deep amber with a medium steady off white head. Heavy malty aroma, spices, light anise and sweet caramel. The flavour is ginger, spices, liquorice, malt and yeast.

3.5
Sigmund (7916) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2013
Shared 750 ml green corked "champagne" bottle, from Voldby Købmandsgaard. Reddish brown colour, moderate off-white head. Moderate but nice aroma, malts, herbal hops and a hint of caramel. Harmonious flavour, not very sweet, herbal hops, highly drinkable. Better suited to accompany Christmas dinner than its sweeter Belgian counterparts.

3.5
Bamsen78 (5562) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear darkish copper brown and ruby with airy off-white head. Clear aroma of fruit and malt with notes of caramel and spices. Sweet, fruity flavour with notes of malt, touches of flowers, notes of hops. Sparse metallic notes. Slightly vinous and fruity finish. OK. Rather Christmas-like for a Biere de Garde, though.

3.5
BeerParker (13) - DENMARK - DEC 15, 2013
From Michaels Mad og Vin in Hørning. This beer was very nice but a little too much cristmas-style for me.


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