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

bottled
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RATINGS: 505   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
imdownthepub (15518) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2012
Bottled, 330ml, aged 4.5 yrs from Bellingers Garage, Grove, Oxon. Dark brown with off white head. Rich, fruity beer, christmas pudding, raisins on a dark malty body. Good settling down beer, some alcohol but not overly so. Smooth and soothing. Decent.

2.9
gunnfryd (15486) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2010
Bottle at Esbjerg beerfestival. Amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is alcohol, malt, hop. Flavour is sweet, malt, hop, alcohol, caramel, dried fruits. Full body. Ordinary beer.

2.9
DSG (15403) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 11, 2010
UPDATED: APR 28, 2013 Re-rate 4/27/13: Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks Tom. Licorice, malt, some dark fruits, caramel. 5/3/5/3/10=2.6

Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Dror. Clear deep amber color. Very sweet aroma with caramel, molasses and fruits. Flavor is also very sweet and sugary with candies, fruits, alcohol hints and a slightly drier finish. Medium-bodied. Decent. 6/3/7/3/13=3.2

3.1
Stuu666 (15248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle at xmas tasting. Chestnut brown, sweet toffee and caramel on nose, light carbonation, tastes sweet, caramel, bit of a harsh finish.

3.1
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2006 Re-rate: Draught (2003) at DTE - DØE-evening. Dark red/brown - white head. Licorice, chokolate, redberries, fruits, light alcoholic, cherries, wine like after storing a couple of years... Old rating: (7/4/5/3/14) Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Dark red/brown - white head. Aroma: Dark fruits, dried fruits, ryebread. Taste: Dark/dried fruits, chokolate, bitterness, sharp feeling, light alcoholic. Dry and weak finish.

3.1
kermis (14955) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2010
Bottle at De Paas. Pours amber with large head. Sweet and slightly nutty flavor. Nice Christmas ale

3.5
HenrikSoegaard (14704) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2006
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amberbrown colour. Moderate malty aroma. Nice balanced sweet/bitter flavor. Long finiosh. Oily palate.

4
Dogbrick (14302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle at Le Poechenellekelder in Brussels. The beer pours a dark mahogany color with a medium tan head that diminishes slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel and spices. Rich body with a spicy fruity character and notes of figs, chocolate and sweet spices throughout. The finish is ripe fruits and sweet malts. Pretty good from start to finish.

3
Lubiere (14240) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2009
A deep dark clear brown ale with a thick receeding moka head. In aroma, a good caramel and molasses, with treacle notes. In mouth, a sweet caramel malt, buttery, toffee, sweet and cloying. Medium bodied. Tasted Nov. 2008. Bieropholie import.

2.9
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 25, 2003
Clear red-brown body with minimal head. Aroma is cherry, slightly sweet. Taste is cherry coke-ish and unimpressive.


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