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

bottled
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RATINGS: 494   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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4.6
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2004
Bottle bought in Belgium. Strong and dark ale, very malty, warming alcohol. Caramel/Toffee. Very nice

3
ken1 (2044) - 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 Købmandsgård Nov. 2016.

3.6
Gary (2035) - West London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2011
(Bottled) Nothing like warm Christmas beer on warm July nights. Cool bottle , like the SN Celebration bottle on festive cheer , only surpassing it maybe.Robust and powerful stuff. Very syrupy ,cloying-roast malt driven,burnt toast ,dark fruit ,licorice .. chocolate . HO YO HO.!

3.7
fugitive (2027) - Athens, GREECE - SEP 4, 2011
Bottle. Color dark red with medium creamy head. Aroma caramel, spicy, cinnamon, cherries. Taste cherries, sweet, spicy, yeast, suggar.

3.7
Russo (2011) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2013
A clear brown color with a off-white head. Aroma is very sweet with smoked and dark fruits notes hints of caramel and roasted malt,. Flavor is pretty much the same. Medium body and carbonation. Good one!

3.5
gopherfan99 (1996) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Bottle; pours dark amber with a beige head; sweet aroma of malt, toffee, caramel, dark fruits, with hints of spice and booze; taste is sweet with toffee, dark fruits, caramel, and malt; finish is dry with some spice and alcohol; okay

2.7
Nocturne (1992) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2011
30ml bottle. Bought in September so possibly a leftover from the previous year. Dark amber with plenty of head. Musty alcohol and caramel aroma. Mouthfeel is medium verging on thin at times. Syrupy caramel and dark berries with a little heat in the finish. Not very complex or Christmassy in my opinion.

3.3
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - DEC 10, 2004
Poured a dark amber with a very thick beige head. Very malty, sweet aroma. Light smokiness. Flavor is mostly malt. Nice.

3.3
MaartenRF10 (1959) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2012
Clear brown, good off-white head. Strong toffee aroma. Very surprising and interesting taste. Some sort of coffee chocolate praliné with toffee. Medium dry.

3.3
Lunkie (1950) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2005
Sweet malt aroma. Dark brown clear colour with good head and lacing. Thick malt flavour that lingers. Smooth palate.


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