Des Gabariers (Cognac L & L)
Formerly brewed at Bercloux

Style: Bière de Garde
Cognac, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
X.O. BEER was born from the blend of two specialty products known from time immemorial, but which never dared to meet: beer and cognac. To elaborate, this new specialty beer which is at the same time surprising, creative and extremely qualitative, we wanted to select only the best in its composition. To achieve that, we have decided to associate the excellence in the know-how domains of distilling wines and brewing cereals. The pure malt beer has been specially brewed following traditional methods. Its authentic aromas come exclusively from hop and barley malt carefully selected. We have privileged for its aroma and bouquet, an X.O. Cognac fully matured in oak casks. X.O. BEER will surprise you with its new flavors, its taste never encountered before in a beer. Recently scaled down the alcohol from 8%. Later on scaled from 5.9% to 5.5%.

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nigos' rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, - FEB 25, 2008
Brown hue with a fast disappating head. Strong perfume and parma violet nose with plenty of spice. Strong brandy taste that just doesn’t go with the beer. Grape and malt based drinks just aren’t made to be mixed. Quite an pleasant taste. Not good.

VDuquerroux (1865) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - JAN 27, 2016
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A golden orange beer, light opaque, with a medium white head ; medium retention. Roast, caramel, light fig, light grape, walnut. Medium sweet, light dry refreshing, acid note. Medium body, thin texture, average carbonation, short sweet walnut finish. Overall, light amber refreshing beer, ok roasty dry fruity aroma.

AgentAle (1812) - Fort Mcmurray, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 27, 2015
Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, granola and light grain. Taste is sweet malts with some cognac undertones. Finishes flatly however. Appearance is a hazy amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

sdmmb (1858) - BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2015
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought on the ile d'oleron. Cognac infused beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Jannick13 (181) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours darrk amber with small off white head. Now this is some nasty stuff.Aroma of fake plastic ripe oranges. Taste is similar, but with a hay/farm after taste. Sink poor.

erickok (6036) - Leuven, BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2014
Amber body, headless. Nasty artificial aroma, mixing two things that don’t go together. Sweet, uncomfortable taste mix, nasty aftertaste. Yuck. Did not finish. (Bottle from some supermarket on the way back home from Spain)

Beerhunter111 (22515) - P´Castle, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2014
330ml Flasche mit 5,5% Alk.. Ins Glas ergießt sich ein leicht trübes bernsteinfarbenes Bier, Schaum ist nicht vorhanden. Geruch malzig süß, Honig, Cognac. Geschmack sehr süß nach Honig und Cognac.

TBone (18225) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle 330ml ABV 5.5% (Saveur)
Some floating particles, amber color, small white head. Aroma is skunky with evident cognac which smells like tequila in Desparado beers. Light-bodied. Some cognac sweetness, vanilla, otherwise cardboardish maltyness and grassy hops which feel old. This is a bad idea.

WheatKing (1338) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - NOV 13, 2013
Whoa, surprisingly easy to find in the database; I guess "xo" is not the most common letter combination. Bottle. Pours like an Orbitz, if you remember those. Nose is pretty sweet, with that orangy cognac smell. Flavour doesn’t have any alcohol or yeast character, just a simple soft cara-centred Belgian ale with cognac flavour. Sweet orangy finish. The worst beers I’ve ever had were French beer/tequila mashups so I was kicking myself for buying this when I realized it hadn’t just been aged in cognac barrels, but actually I’ve gotta say this was pretty good, not offensive whatsoever.

Lenusik (119) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2013
This is a dark golden brown with almost no head. I’m thinking it’s more of a liquor than a beer. The aroma is very heavy on the Cognac. No issues here with what this beer is, a high alcohol brew. Aside from the cognac, the only other discernable aroma was burnt sugar. The flavour was similar to the aroma, heavy on cognac and sugar, light on malt and hops, and therefore sickeningly sweet

Benfi (692) - DENMARK - MAY 6, 2013
Clear reddish amber of color with a beige head. An aroma of sweets, alcohol, spice, sweet dark fruits and no bitterness. a flavor of sweet dark fruits, sweets, cognac, spice and sweet malt

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