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74
style
Brewed by John Martin
Style: Scotch Ale
Genval, Belgium
Serve in Thistle

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 499   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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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (9370) - Down South, GERMANY - JAN 1, 2011
bottle. Deep brown colour, large off-white head. Malty nose. Full-bodied, complex flavours of caramel, chocolate, rasisn and other dried fruit. Lingering, spicy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (12497) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2010
Bottle at De Paas. Pours amber with large head. Sweet and slightly nutty flavor. Nice Christmas ale

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (2240) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2010
330 ml bottle a dark brown colored beer with a white beige head aroma dry fruits liqueur and caramel taste dry fruit karamel spices liqueur and some hops

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Baltimorioles (40) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2010
Pours dark brown with a nice thick head. Smoky, nutty, and woodsy. Not a strong aroma. Not as distinct as other Christmas ales.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kavu (4609) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2010 Pours reddish brown with a slowly rising medium head. Aroma is cherry with a hint of malts. Flavor is malts, chocolate, metal and spices. Very nice. Much better than I expected from the bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - DEC 15, 2010
Nose is sweet malt, cane sugar, caramel, feel is mediumheavy, carb is medium, taste is weak bitter chocolate, little iron, malt, late weak alcohol

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mile (3914) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 9, 2010
Bottle. Dark amber, short and fully diminishg head. Moderate sugary and syrupy sweet malty aroma. Body is medium, flavor is just as aroma with some alcohol. Finish is average, malty and very sugary sweet. Sugary sweet strong ale not really Xmas beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (3625) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2010
330ml bottle. Pours a dark amber with a large head. Aroma is raisin, molasses, some alcohol. Sweet start and sweet raisin finish. Warm alcohol on the finish. Full in the mouth.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geokkjer (7570) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2010
Bottle.Pours deep amber with a small off-white head.Aroma is fruity, malty, hay, berries, licorice and alcohol.Flavor is sweet and warming with some malt and berries.Medium body, soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Despotis (222) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - DEC 7, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2011 Dark ruby beer with a nice biege head.Smell sweet,roasted malt,tobacco,pine,chocolate.Taste alcohol.sweet malt,chocolate,bread,light smoked,cinνamon.Dry salty warm finish.A nice beer.


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