overall
85
75
style
Brewed by John Martin
Style: Scotch Ale
Genval, Belgium
Serve in Thistle

bottled
available

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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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mjp12 (1617) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2016
There is enough spice in this to cut through the normal sweet malt scotch ale flavour . Great sipping by the fire.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielyabu (1608) - Unio da Vitria, BRAZIL - FEB 3, 2013
average frothy offwhite head. good lacing. mostly diminishing. translucent average density light brown body. aroma: moderate malty, dark chocolate, mild coffee, charcoal, soy sauce. if and ff: moderate sweet bitter; long duration. palate: medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, metallic light alcoholic finish. presence metalizada no aroma, alcool e caf no paladar, amargor pungente balanceia maravilhosamente bem, paladar lembra destilado, com sabor amadeirado tambm, forte aquecimento alcolico, 140 s

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2009
This is Belgian? Ah Scottish & Newcastle. That explains it. Not my thing really. Dark red tinted brown with a pale cream head. Malty, cardboard and metal, thinners, alcohol very present. Sweet and sugary. Berry type fruit, spices, bit cloying and nasty mouthfeel. I needed a strong drink at 5.00am, this fitted the bill and it was just for necking and thank Eric it was. Average at best.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK54B (1601) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 8, 2008
A copper brown coloured beer. Some sweetness andraisin taste. Less than average hops. Some hints of prunes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ghawener (1579) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - AUG 17, 2008
At RateBeerians Tasting, thanks to rcasta. Bottle: Nice marriage between a dopple bock and a belgian ale. Fruity and heart warming.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thanatosti (1575) - Culemborg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2016
75 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Mitra Tiel. Dark brown with a tan head. Malty aroma with raisins and plums. Very sweet with also a vinous touch to it. Nice spicy finish. Great winter warmer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niller (1563) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle from Voldby. Pours brown/reddish with a good white head. Taste is malt, dried dark fruits, caramel, toffee, some berries. Creamy mouthfeel. Slightly bitter and fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapez (1563) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2010
Bootle. Aroma of malt, cherries and nuts. Clear deep redbrown colour with huge beige head. Sweet flavour of cherries, caramelt, malt and some hops. Bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - APR 27, 2007
Deep red/brown with a fine baige head. Aroma of nuts, dust, brandy and alchohol. Flavor is extremly sweet, lots of sugar, brown sugar and a very warm alcohol finish. Looks and smells pretty good, but the flavor didnt appeal to me

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (1557) - 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


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