RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
2013 vintage - 8.5% abv

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braincage1 (147) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2009
Bottle. A brown and orange beer with a large off white head. Strong aroma when the beer is opened of hay and yeast but more complex nose of ginger and grapfruit on the pour. Flavor starts interesting... a honeyed sweetness and a barleywine like flavor but it is over pretty quick, instead it gives way to a weird pine sol, battery acid taste that sticks in the corners of your mouth.

Jabic (735) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - DEC 8, 2017
Ar: Strawberry fruit leathers; pungent, almost sulfury, fruits. Ap: Deep amber-brown and hazy, with yeasty chunks; small off-white head with moderate-low retention, settling into a ring of medium bubbles and some splotches of foam. T: Lots of fruit leathers; nougat; tastes like stale dark malts; bitterness is medium-low; no hop flavor; medium sweetness; strawberry leathers on the finish. P: Medium-light body with low carbonation; watery; medium finish. O: This beer is a mess; oxidized with a flat taste.

tsd08460 (1280) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Bomber from Whole Foods Market Fair Lakes Aroma: apples, dark fruits, toffee, Appearance: hazy amber with an off-white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Tasty

Shot (573) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2017
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown. Looks much like unfiltered apple cider. Fluffy head that dissipates to a soapy layer. Aromas of yeasty bread, banana, toffee and spice. Flavors are toffee, fresh bread, nutty tones, spice, fruity esters and lack pepper. Wonderfully complex. Fruity and sweet and bready. Clean mouthfeel. Very nice.

nealblind (2022) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JAN 16, 2017
hazy dark orange bronze pour. Aroma tangy old malt. tastes a bit skunked. very bready malts. like sweet whole wheat bread. some pretzels some significant booze. creamy full body with some dry. well made.

Capa (3631) - DC, Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2016
A bit of a gusher. Muddy brown. Lightly tangy fruit with some sweet toasted malt. Medium bodied. Not very interesting but not bad.

3fourths (9367) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2016 As Noël des Géants, from gushing bottle it’s opaque amber-brown with a short off-white head. Sharp aroma is stewed fruit, candy sugar, alcohol, oxidized malt (wet paper), dried herbs, with off-notes of sweat, rubber, super glue. Effervescent and sugary with a clingy malt syrup and burnt pancake batter finish. Yucky caramelization and hot alcohols.

mcox90 (2161) - 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!.

Aurelius (5662) - 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.

Jabah (566) - Bethesda, Maryland, 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.

Nekronos (4213) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 2, 2016
Not really a Goliath but quite good. Unfiltered and quite good. Smell of spices and good aftertaste.

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