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

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RATINGS: 480   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (7136) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2008
Bouteille de 330 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de céréales grillées et d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est brune bourgogne avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col beige crémeux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel fruitée et de céréales avec une pointe d’épices. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’épices en arrière goût. (Rating #1872)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ghawener (1571) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 30, 2008
Bottle, pours very dark brown with a thin light tan/off white head. The aroma is pleasant. Honey, dark malt, licorice, and a little bit of alcohol. The mouth starts creamy with a light sweet malt background, that turns slightly bitter with some dark fruit and spice in the finish. Light alcohol burn as it warms. Nice stuff!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (6645) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2008
Bottle at Hilpeä Hauki, Helsinki, on 2008-11-14. Deep amber and clear. Cherry aromas and port wine in nose. Full bodied, sticky and sugary palate with little carbonation. Sweetness, roastedness, nuts, hint of chocolate and some raisin in taste. Sugary aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ha1ag (867) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2008
bottled from Carrefour in Genk, Color is dark mahagony, nose is fruity and roasted. Thick beige head, proper lacing. Aroma is fruity and bit roasted some hops. Medium body, with apparent alcohol. Aftertaste is mixd of sweet of plum and bitter of roast. Nice but lacks a proper balance

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2009
The beer has a brown color with a thin offwhite head. Nice aroma of spices, chocolate and malt. Good flavor of chocolate, malt and spices. The body is light with a liquorous texture and soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (13002) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 6, 2009
Ruby with a lasting off-white head. Aroma of caramel and brown sugar. Sweet caramel and burnt sugar flavour with herbal notes

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (12526) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2009
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, caramel and sugar.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerViking (4319) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2009
33cl bottle bought in Belgium. Pours a deep dark red with a fine creamy head. Taste is initially sweet and creamy, with roasty malt, plums, cinnamon, drying hops, lots of alcohol, finish is dry-bitter but just a bit harsh.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (15785) - DENMARK - OCT 31, 2009
Dark red brown body with beige head. Flavour is malt, caramel, sugar and spices.


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