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

bottled
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RATINGS: 500   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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3.8
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silvan7 (1239) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanEric (1226) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MayumiH (1214) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2016
Bottle at home. Sweet malts, caramel, toffee, cinnamon, nuts and dark fruit. A nice warming beer indeed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flemmingwillum (1198) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hrabren (1174) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 23, 2017
0.33 l bottle at MBR, Remetinec, Zagreb. Dark amber to brown, clear, creamy off-white to tan head. Very nice. Dark cherry aroma, caramel, toasted malts, roasty, light spicy. Moderate sweet, balanced, light roasty. Medium body, medium carbonation, moderate dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wolfbass (1155) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikkopen (1150) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2012
330 ml bottle. Clear dark reddish brown colour, thin but creamy off-white head. Sweet aroma of dark fruits, caramel, malt and spices. The flavour is syrupy-sweet, slightly roasted, with dark fruits and spices, and a warm, hoppy finish. Very tasty.

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.


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