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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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Like most big Belgian holiday beers, Noel is bursting with subtly complex flavors and fits no particular beer style. Its explosion of sensations comes from just Belgian Pilsner malt, cane sugar, Motueka hops, Trappist yeast, water, and fermentation. Drink warm or cold in various glassware shapes and sizes to discover all its nuances. Entendez should age extremely well for years to come. Availability: Bottles and Draft

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3.5
Capa (3393) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2017
Orange with a white head. Tropical, yeast spices, some crystal malt. Medium bodied. Lingering spicy bite. Solid.

3.1
beastiefan2k (4053) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2016
Orange gold color. Sweet fusel alcohol. As expected. A mineral set dough biscuit strong alcohol Belgian airy quality. Lightly sticky. Props for trying but why make it blonde?

3.5
Dogbrick (13520) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2016
Sample at Tap House Grill. This brew pours a slightly hazy copper color with a medium thin off-white head that diminishes quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of yeast, fruit and malt. Full-bodied with flavors of medicinal fruit, earthy yeast and malt. The finish is sweet with a fruity and malty aftertaste. Decent overall.

2.6
sulawang (1183) - - JAN 28, 2016
Visual: Pours copper orange-brown with no head, thin ringed retention, small clusters of slow streams. Nose: candi toffee barley malt. (lvl-6)-pungency Attack: thick viscosity, immediate (lvl-9)-sweetness w/ alcohol Mid-palate: zingy alcohol, tangy gag-reflex inducing, (MAIN) plum, Belgian candi barley malt, mild honey, ethanol Finish: alcohol hit, lingering sweet malt, rough finish. Summary: This one did not go down well at all, it was one of the rare beers that actually caused a gag reflex. The balance of alcohol, flavour and texture is not there. La Trappe is a quad I had recently that is certainly better than this.

3.1
fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2016
2016-01-19, bottle from Darby’s Liquor, Vancouver, 6-4-7-3-13=33
Hazy golden color, medium sized head. Mellow brew with tiny Belgian character (usually found in beers with less alcohol), moderate malt depth, a bit fruity, with a mellow oak or vanilla character, and very low bitterness; the alcohol is well concealed; it has a good amount of fruity esters.
A bit unbalanced; soft and sweet; but not bad.

2015-01-04, draught at Collective on Tap, Woodinville, WA; 11.4% ABV, 6-3-7-3-12=31
Hazy golden color with creamy head. The aroma is too mild, the flavor is sweetish, the body is bold and a bit oily, ordinary bitterness, light yeast fruitiness, clear alcohol perception.
Not bad, but confusing.

4
bulldogops (2726)
- Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2015
Rating #1423 - 25.12.2014 355mL Bottle #24 in the 2014 Craft BeerAdvent Calendar. Clear, golden pour, bubbly tan head that fades to a ring. Aroma is light sweet juicy white grapes, lavender, burnt sugar, mild alcohol. Taste is more of the same, strong bodied quad is charged up with candy sugar, caramel - decent bitterness. Lovely pale quad.

3.4
Ratman197 (15204)
- Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Bomber poured a clear tarnished gold with a lingering ring of off white foam. Aromas of straw, fruitiness, yeast and light honey. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of straw, yeast, golden raisins and light honey with a smooth finish.

2.7
maley1 (1301) - Calgary, CANADA - JUL 5, 2015
On tap. Clear copper pour with small off white head. Aroma of malts, yeast, caramel, fruits, pine and heavy on the alcohol. Taste of caramel, yeast, malts, sugar cane, grapefruit, hops, pine resin, unpleasent alcohol and syrupy hop finish. Full bodied, lower carbonation, very cloying. This was a complete mess of a style which I love, blech!

3.3
AgentAle (1806) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 15, 2015
Aroma is sour grapes, slight funk, vinegar and raspberry. Taste is sour, light apple, curd , cherry and vinegar. Appearance is a clear amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.

3.8
DuffMan (10596) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle, from the beer advent calendar. Medium orangish-gold, white head that reduces to a persistent skein. Sweet profile of honey and hay, fresh pineapple undertones with a slight tang in the finish that keeps this from becoming cloying. Estery spice. I was skeptical, but I actually enjoyed every sip through to the end. Very tasty, well balanced.


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