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

bottled
available

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RATINGS: 494   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
nathanvc (635) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2017
Pours clear brown with a red hue and lasting foamy light tan head, in a nice glass. The aroma contains roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, caramel and alcohol. It tastes medium to heavy sweet, only very light bitter and spicy. Oily texture, full body and soft carbonation. Very warming but the alcohol overrules it a bit too much.

3.4
Lisowczyk (91) - POLAND - MAR 7, 2017
Bardzo dużo słodu, karmelu i odrobina ciemnego pieczywa. Do tego rodzynki, suszone owoce, cukier kandyzowany, nuty przypraw od drożdży. Piwo o sporej pełni i słodyczy, którą kontruje jak na styl wysoka goryczka. Do bólu klasyczna Belgia, ale to nie piwo świąteczne.

3.3
kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2004
Nice appearance. Tan head with lacing on a dark borwn body. Nice malty aroma but malty flavor is overly sweet and taste alot like cough syrup. Little hopp presense felt as per style. I have had better.

3.3
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - DEC 10, 2004
Poured a dark amber with a very thick beige head. Very malty, sweet aroma. Light smokiness. Flavor is mostly malt. Nice.

3.3
Lunkie (1956) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2005
Sweet malt aroma. Dark brown clear colour with good head and lacing. Thick malt flavour that lingers. Smooth palate.

3.3
FrankJohansen (3622) - Sabro, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2005
Red brownish color with a medium head. Very sweet taste of christmas spices and fruit. Bitter finish.

3.3
bmxutos (161) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - DEC 27, 2005
Bottle, 33cl. Very good appearence. Dark brown with red hints. Beautiful beige head that leaves a nice lace. Aroma is roasted malt and brown sugar. Flavour is very strong, specially the alcohol notes. This one is a very robust beer but it lacks a little of complexity.

3.3
oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2005
Bottled (8.8%). Dark amber colour with small beigeish head. Aroma of alcohol caramel and some malts. Also some plummy hints. Flavour is plummy sweet with some sour hints. Plummy aftertaste. Hides alcohol well, palate is a bit sticky, but still pleasant.

3.3
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2006
[bottle from beers of europe] aroma is of dundee cake, port, raisin, spicey. full body, finish is sweet and dry.


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