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

bottled
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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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ysok02 (1264) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanEric (1201) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2013
Reddish brown, minimal white head, flat. Aroma is sweet, full boedied, some bitterness, nuts. Alcohol shows a bit up. Reasonable finish, medium body, nice with a bit sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silvan7 (1192) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flemmingwillum (1185) - Nysted, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2011
Rating #539, bottle from lbutikken

A brown-red beer with a nice head. Aroma is peach, strawberries, cherries, yeast, and spicy hops. Rather christmasy. Flavour has christmas in it as well by presenting a basket of strawberries, cinnamon, spices and sweetness, though with some metal too. Medium palate, ok thickness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MayumiH (1175) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2016
Bottle at home. Sweet malts, caramel, toffee, cinnamon, nuts and dark fruit. A nice warming beer indeed.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dalle (1145) - Skrping, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2004
Bottle. Dark red-brown, medium sized head, fine lace. Malty, notes of cinammon, slightly rusty, bitter finish. Medium bodied. Drinkable, not outstanding.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - APR 14, 2008
Pours dark brown with a small head. Sweet, malty aroma. Vinous flavour, sweet and hot with malt and plums. Good.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wolfbass (1134) - Firenze, ITALY - JAN 6, 2011
Proprio vero il detto che finch non vedi non giudicare, in effetti ho trovato questa birra alla spina in una pizzeria, e non le avrei dato una lira; invece ha un ottimo aspetto, un buon aroma e anche in bocca non male.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2005
Very nice christmassy nose of cinnamon and spice. Looks great in the glass - dark honey treacle with a lasting creamy head. Taste of christmas pudding with brandy sauce and other good stuff. The alcohol makes itself known just a touch on the finish in a good way. Very nice indeed.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kronebryg (1124) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - APR 13, 2012
No head, but nice deep brown colour. Light nose with cupboard, chockolate and light liquorize.. medium body and length. dryish and a hint of tea but also some cinnamon and other dry spices. caramel. To dry for my taste buds but otherwise fine


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