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

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RATINGS: 501   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
Ysok02 (1559) - Mons, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2016
Robe brune aux reflets ambrés, mousse peu persistante. Nez assez banal sur des notes chocolatées, des fruits secs, un peu de houblon. Bouche plus intéressante que le nez avec son attaque acidulée, un coté malté qui domine, une bulle onctueuse et une finale acidulée. Une bière de Noël agréable.

3.6
nephirem (540) - CROATIA - DEC 12, 2016
Bottle, 0.33l. Deep ruby pour with thin layer of beige head that lasts throughout the whole drink. Very pleasant smell; caramel, toffee, yeast, hint of vanilla. Slightly liquory and woody. Full body, softly carbonated with a thick and creamy texture. Taste is lightly sweet and boozy with bitter aftertaste. Aroma of yeast, brown sugar, caramel, toffee. Slightly woody. Touch of vanilla and licorice. Mostly bitter aftertaste. Overall, tasty and warming. Nice one.

3.5
brnandersen (3903) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2016
33 cl bottle. Slightly hazy amber colour with a creamy, lightly tanned head. Sweet aroma with caramel malts, toasted notes, bread, liquorice, subtle smoked notes. Brown cookies. Berries. Taste is sweet. Full body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes slightly dry with caramel malts and fruity-spicy hints. Nice winter warmer. Some booze as the beer warms up.

3.8
Silvan7 (1243) - 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.

3.7
hohops (998) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2016
Appearance- very dark brown, ruby tinges. A big, thick, clingy, foamy beige head. Aroma- cherries, red wine, cherry cake, nutty hints, malty bread, raisins. Taste- cherry liqueur, blended dark fruits, sweet malts, fruitcake, sweet lengthy finish. Mouthfeel is juicy. Very easy to drink for 8.8%.

3
nutjes (950) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2016
33cl-fles op kerst- en winterbiertasting van H.O.P. in ’t Rusteel te Gullegem. U: Helder kastanjebruin met een rode gloed en een dunne lichtbruine schuimkraag. G: Karamel, gedroogd fruit, metaal, melkchocolade en chicorei. S: Gedroogd fruit, melkchocolade, chicocorei, gebrande mout en een beetje alcohol. Afdronk doet denken aan een latte macchiato. M: Semi-volmondig met een lichte carbonatie.

3.8
rumore (525) - Rimini, ITALY - NOV 29, 2016
From bottle. Pours a brilliant brown (or dark copper), with limited brownish/cappuccino head. Aroma is fruits under spirits, caramel. Body is dense. Taste is sweet, steering sweet, but with bitterness coming up as you keep your sip in your mouth. Finish leaves you a pleasant bittersweet mouthfeel.

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3
Ferris (15272) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2016
Bottle - Toffee, fig and raisin. Deep dark brown with a decent beige head. Dark toffee notes, touches of spice and some bitterness. Lots of boozy notes which is surprising considering the not huge abv.

2.9
palner (46) - - NOV 26, 2016
Juleølsmagning. Caramel golden with light foam. Very sweet and malty, round and mild taste.

3.5
holsgaard (10) - Køge, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2016
Best xmas Beer ever tasted. With a taste of Carmel, Semi roasted malt with a little bit taste of chocolate. Its has a nicely look. Amber look with a white head. Overall a great beer. I tasted it at Hugos in Denmark. It has been storages 1 year. Rely nice sweet taste.


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