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

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RATINGS: 496   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eduardovl (1373) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 330ml bottle poured in a chalice. A: Pours a beautiful dark amber almost brown clear color. Big beige and fluffy head which dissipates quickly (but not completely) leaving many lacings around S: Smell is really barley malts. Sweet. Like a biscuit. Its a bit fruity too, it reminds raisins. Notes of wood and, no surprise, Scotch T: Really remarkable by strong taste of roasted barley malts. Sweet upfront. Wood, raisins and a nice (really nice) hoppy and bitter end M: Heavy body and medium to low carbonation. Really molasses. Alcohol can be felt and the bitter end is a must D: Good. Well done "Scotchy" beer... [ BA Review @ 11/21/2010 ]

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rubin77 (1360) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 20, 2015
F: nice brownish head and lots of lacing. C: dark ruby brown. A: malt roasted raisins and plums, brown sugar. T: medium to full body, plums and dark cherries, chocolate sweetness, aftertaste is alcohol warming and slightly bittersweet, very nice Christmas English strong ale beer and now in summer u can buy it just for 62c in some market here in Brussels. 

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2002
Very tasty rum+xmaspud+slight smokiness. smooth, rich and spicy.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
josanguapo (1322) - SPAIN - DEC 14, 2015
From elcervecero. In Teku glass. Watching Sons of Anarchy 3x01. Its surprising that the brewers of the infamous "finest" series have been able to brew this. Yummy. Just a bit more body for it to be perfect

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2012
From backlog

Head: white, creamy
Colour: dark brown
Smell: spices, malts, candy sirup, chocolat, anise
Taste: overall brown strong ale with spices and anise in the flavour , oily texture , sweet end , herbal after , but good !

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kst (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2002
Dark amber coloured beer with a big head. Sweet roasted caramelly aroma. Sweet, spicy taste. A nice beer. This beer was made in Belgium.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 4, 2005
very big tight head with a nose of dark fruit and bready malt. clean vanilla and creme palate for a nice evening by the fire.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kapusil (1268) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 12, 2016
0.33l bottle. Clear dark amber/brown body, off-white head. Aroma and taste of toast, orange zest, dark sugar and caramel. OK beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiereLuc (1266) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2014
Bire bruntre aux reflets rubis avec un col de mousse moyen et une effervescence modre. Le nez voque les fruits mrs avec un peu de caramel sur les flancs. En bouche, cest riche, relativement corpulent, sucr et un peu piquant (sans tre pic). Un rel plaisir boire.

2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DroolYeast (1259) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2013
Caramel malt aroma. Small very light brown head. Long lasting. Clear brown/dark amber colour. Taste is caramel malt, sour fruit (?), bitter and some metal in the end. Fills the mouth nicely.


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