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

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2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
karlsnes (47) - - JAN 14, 2013
14.01.13 Ølkonsortiets julekalender. Uts: mørk brobsefarget, klar, godt med beige-oransje skum. Duft: fruktig og syrlig, noe tung malt og tydelig humle. Smak: lite fyldig, tydelig alkohol og noe humle. Tynn ettersmak preget av bitterhet.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcox90 (1959) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 9, 2016
Bottle. Bottle was labeled Géants Noël des Géants . So it’s a Sunday in June and I’m at a friend’s lake house for a gathering and I’m told to help myself to anything in the cooler. I should add my friend is not a beer geek. So, in amongst the Harpoons and Sam Adams I spy this odd looking cap. Hello, what have we here. What a Belgian Christmas beer was doing in my non beer geek friends cooler in June I don’t know, didn’t ask. Anyway, poured a slightly hazed ruby/amber with a 1/4" beige head that didn’t lace much. Bejgian yeast aroma with candied dark fruit. Dates, figs, etc. Sweet flavor with a little bit of ginger. Still, main flavor was the dark fruits. A little bready. Liquid fruitcake. Medium bodied and well carbonated. Very nice!.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (5129) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2016
11.2 oz bottle, terrible label. Hazy maplewood gold, lots of flocculent floaties, huge white head. Tangy, sweaty, witty aroma. Rich, yeasty, slightly briny, pithy bitterness, fermented fruit flavors. Ladyfinger vanilla notes. Effervescent mouthfeel, slightly astringent bitter finish. ABC Liquors, Betton.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jabah (416) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2016
As Noël Des Géants @ 8.5% ABV. Pretty much a triple with some winter spice additions. Very sweet, with fruit/raison flavors, caramel, Belgian yeast, etc. I enjoy trying new Belgians, but the winter seasonals are not really my preferred style. Still a solid brew though regardless.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (4135) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 2, 2016
Not really a Goliath but quite good. Unfiltered and quite good. Smell of spices and good aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quack-Duck (9206) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2015
bottle, vintage 2010. Deep brown with a foamy beige head. Chocolate, caramel, coffee, raisins and figs, some spices also detectable. Very christmasy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (5264) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2015
As «Noël Des Géants» with my friends Frank and Sue. Une bière ambrée avec une mousse crémeuse à souhait. Des parfums et saveurs épicés bien dosés: cannelle, muscade, touche de gingembre, coriandre, je ne sais plus trop, girofle aussi, peut-être. Belle base maltée à la belge, caramel avec ajout de sucre candi, traces fruitées, raisins comme dans une double. Beau corps souple, effervescence à point, étonnant. Finale riche comme une brioche légèrement épicée. Facile à boire. Une surprise!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (8024) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 16, 2015
*Old rating, best before 10/2013. Malzig-süßlich-dickflüssiges Bier. Rund, weich. Kräuter, Röstmalz, Karamell. Moderat bitterer, aber passender Nachgeschmack Durchaus nett.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (11310) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle during RBWG. Pours a clear orange with medium off white head. The aroma is yeast and spice. Thin mouth with spice and caramel, decent.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (4143) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Exploding bottle, so I only got to sample a bit. Needless to say, lively body and creamy head. Meadow, floral, herbal notes, some golden ale, some Belgian triple. All in all, a tasty brew.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sloshgator (718) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2015
My botttle says Noël des Géants. They say it is the same beer but I wonder given the other ratings. Wonderful aroma rising of a cloudy brown pour with an ample head. Taste is has nice floral notes and sweet with maybe a touch of sour. It’s not real complex, but a nice balance. Slightly warming as it goes down but the flavor fades a little too quickly. Noël des Géants is a very nice Belgium with a perfectly balanced taste.


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