RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
2013 vintage - 8.5% abv

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy reddish-brown with a medium off-white head. Spice and yeast aroma with some fruit and malt notes. Similar flavor with some alcohol in the finish. A little thin but smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Poured from bottle to glass. Dark amber with fizzy off white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is esters, floal, banana, sugar, orange, honey, caramel, roasted malt. Mouthfeel is nice with a full body and moderate carbonation. Taste is initially quite sweet with a astringent bitterness that follows. A slight ethanol finish. Overall, this was an ok brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (3606) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2013
rood/bruin helder met minimale witte kraag
aroma van caramel, zoet, rood fruit en iets van steranijs
smaken van bruine suiker, caramel, rozijnen, matig bittertje, stevig bier ondanks dat licht fruitig van rood fruit, matig gemout, redelijk kruidig waaronder iets van kardemom, steranijs, zeer licht rood fruitzuurtje
medium body, romig, normale co2, afdronk wat kruidig en zoetig

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronaldtheriot (1823) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Noël Des Géants has a very thick, creamy, cream-colored head, heavy lacing left behind, and an initially clear amber appearance, which, after one swishes the caked-on bottom bottle contents and pours them in, has a descending reddish, muddy cloud. The aroma is strong and sharp- sweet bread, spice, herbs, and other things I am not able to identify. Taste is of sharp, pronounced spices, a good hop bitterness, and rich bread. Mouthfeel is mostly heavy, and Noël Des Géants finishes dry, somewhat boozy, rich, and delicious. Drinkability isn’t bad, either. Overall, this is outstanding! RJT

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Trappist1 (646) - Diest, BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2013
Dark, amber, hazy, off-white head, quickly disappearing. fruity, fruits, dried grapes, hint of liquer (jenever, fruit), brandy, alcoholic, slightly herbal, some medecin ruining the beer. (beer too old? served at Xmas festival at Marlou)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (18025) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 23, 2013
Mild kräuterartig süßlicher Malzantrunk mit geringer, nicht unpassender Oxidationsnote. Im Mittelteil intensiver werdend, mit dem Malz steigern sich auch die Kräuternoten, spritzig, vollmundig. Geringfügig schokoladig zum Ende, die Süße zieht sich ein wenig zurück, wodurch das Bier noch runder wirkt. Langer schokoladiger Nachhall mit deztner Hopfennote. 8/9/10/11/8/11

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4094) - Radom, POLAND - JUL 15, 2013
Dobre ale jednak nie rewelacyjne piwo swiateczne. Piekny kolor, piana i niebywala metnosc. Piwo w smaku przypomina spruchniale drewno z nuta zepsutego egzotycznego cytrusa. Owocowy posmak znika zaraz po przelknieciu gdyz jest cierpki i wytrawny finisz, troche chmielny i rozgrzewajacy ale podczas degustacji alkoholu wogole nie wyczuwamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Bottle from Park Towne Bev. Pours hazy brownish with a small tan head, big glass carbonation. The aroma has a lot of spices.. cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel. The taste is really light on flavor.. almost off.. with some spices but no real malt backing. Not good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (5910) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 8, 2013
Bottle 0.33l at Mallaskukko, Turku. BBE 9/2014. Colour is brownish orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dark fruits, plums, caramel, ginger, spices and malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imaena (2280) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUN 3, 2013
Bottle. This was one of the less inspiring Belgian Ales I’ve ever dropped coin for.

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