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75
style
Brewed by John Martin
Style: Scotch Ale
Genval, Belgium
Serve in Thistle

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 497   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Created in the thirties, Gordon Xmas initiated the tradition of Christmas brews.

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (4276) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2016
Bottle from beerhawk. Dark brown beer with small head. Aroma of dark malts, spice and treacle. Taste is treacle, dark malts, spice and plums. Medium bodied, light carbonation. Rich beer. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (2217) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2016
Keg at Den Engel, Leek. A deep brown colour with a medium off white head. Aroma of bready malts, liquorice, fruitcake, spice, some yeast, a little brandy maybe and slight dark fruits. Taste of bready malts, liquorice, fruitcake, some dark fruits, slight red berries, caramel, brown sugar and subtle spice. Full bodied and moderate carbonation. A spicy, liquorice bitterness in the finish. A chewy and spicy Christmas ale. Sweet and bready with a lot of fruit and spice with a long, dry, liquoricy finish. Another Belgian beer enjoyed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (773) - HUNGARY - DEC 23, 2016
Egszen mly, barna sznű, rubinos rnyalatokat megcsillant főzet az ltalam igen felletesen ismert scotch ale-ek vilgbl, nnepi kntsben tlalva. Fekets sznezetű aromi szeder, vadmlna, karamella hangulatt idzik, nmi porcukros, dessges mzzal, amely znek is meghatroz szereplője. Szerkezete kzepes test jegyeinek sszessge, intenzv, zabolzatlanul desks bevezető elemekkel, melyek medvecukros, des vrsboros, mazsols hangulat malta alapjain teljesednek ki, majd fs, krtaporos, szraz komls zrssal bcsznak. nnepi ital lvn esetben nincs helye fontoskod, erőltetett jellemrajz ksztsnek, elg, ha jpofa karcsonyi főzetknt tekintnk r, mely nem mellesleg zletes, j szndk zjegyekkel gondolkods nlkl teletmtt.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ken1 (1866) - DENMARK - DEC 18, 2016
Aroma: Yeast with sweet fruits and dark berries. Flavour: Sweet berries with prunes and caramel. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and mouthfeel is warm alcoholic. Colour: nut brown with an offwhite head. From: Bottle @ Voldby Kbmandsgrd Nov. 2016.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinte (539) - Udine, ITALY - DEC 17, 2016
On Tap at "Birra e Basta". Brown body with reddish nuances; average, frothy, tan head, mostly diminishing with some lacing. Moderate-to-heavy malty (roasted) aroma with notes of coffee and chocolate, raisins and maybe some red fruits and alcohol. Moderate sweet and light-to-moderate bitter flavour with a light vinous character. Medium body with oily texture; soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ysok02 (1262) - Mons, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2016
Robe brune aux reflets ambrs, mousse peu persistante. Nez assez banal sur des notes chocolates, des fruits secs, un peu de houblon. Bouche plus intressante que le nez avec son attaque acidule, un cot malt qui domine, une bulle onctueuse et une finale acidule. Une bire de Nol agrable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nephirem (391) - CROATIA - DEC 12, 2016
Bottle, 0.33l. Deep ruby pour with thin layer of beige head that lasts throughout the whole drink. Very pleasant smell; caramel, toffee, yeast, hint of vanilla. Slightly liquory and woody. Full body, softly carbonated with a thick and creamy texture. Taste is lightly sweet and boozy with bitter aftertaste. Aroma of yeast, brown sugar, caramel, toffee. Slightly woody. Touch of vanilla and licorice. Mostly bitter aftertaste. Overall, tasty and warming. Nice one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brnandersen (3541) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2016
33 cl bottle. Slightly hazy amber colour with a creamy, lightly tanned head. Sweet aroma with caramel malts, toasted notes, bread, liquorice, subtle smoked notes. Brown cookies. Berries. Taste is sweet. Full body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes slightly dry with caramel malts and fruity-spicy hints. Nice winter warmer. Some booze as the beer warms up.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silvan7 (1188) - Samarate, ITALY - DEC 6, 2016
Bottle @ home. ramato carico con riflessi rubino. solo leggermente velata, quasi limpida. Schiuma beige fine poco persistente. Aroma complesso e piacevole non troppo intenso. Frutta rossa disidratata, uvetta e canditi, cacao in polvere cannella, zucchero candito, erbaceo da luppolo. Dolce amabile, caramellata, zuccherina, fruttata (amarene) , leggermente luppolata, lo si avverte solo nel finale. Retrolfattivo particolarmente inteso di toffee, burroso. Corposa, non molto carbonata, calda, rotonda. Meno "belga" di molte altre natalizie, tuttavia equilibrata ed armonica.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hohops (896) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2016
Appearance- very dark brown, ruby tinges. A big, thick, clingy, foamy beige head. Aroma- cherries, red wine, cherry cake, nutty hints, malty bread, raisins. Taste- cherry liqueur, blended dark fruits, sweet malts, fruitcake, sweet lengthy finish. Mouthfeel is juicy. Very easy to drink for 8.8%.


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