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Noël Des Géants - Brasserie Des Légendes

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BA SCORE
85
very good

180 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Des Légendes visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: HopGoblin on 12-31-2007

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Ratings: 180 | Reviews: 124
Photo of seedyone
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From bottle at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Still cold outside but the spiceness is missing the spot. Rather then warming they are a bit biting. The body/mouthfeel is good, but the fullness of flavor was behind the texture. It filled out as it warmed, but still came up short.

Photo of tylerbrowe
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Giggy
3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BobbyOlson
3.31/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of flagmantho
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 330mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: medium brown-orange hue with a pretty strong haze and a thin layer of ivory foam. There's a decent lace left on the glass as the head dissipates.

Smell: sweet with plenty of malt. I don't get a lot of herbal or spicy character, but it's got a decent winter warmer-type strength to it.

Taste: very malty with plenty of sweetness and a lightly wintry spicing, perhaps nutmeg and a dash of cinnamon. It's subdued but quite effective. I like it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a big carbonation and a satisfyingly Belgian creaminess. I dig it.

Overall: not a bad beer at all. It definitely drinks below its ABV, and the light hand used in the spicing works well in this application.

Photo of coolandy007
3.64/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
4.56/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Some yeasty fruit aromas with some spice – probably nutmeg dominate the nose. It pours reddish gold to garnet chestnut under a finely bubbled 1” tan tinted white foam collar. The palate begins with dried fruit flavors, a trace of earthiness, some toffee sweetness, dark sugars and a range of spices including nutmeg. It has a very creamy medium bodied texture driven by very fine soft carbonation.

Photo of peripatetic
4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gajo74
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JPowell712
4.34/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Besides being very interested in this beer because of the fact that it is brewed in a medieval castle... This is a damn good beer! It pours a hazy light brown with specs of hops and spices floating around. The color almost resembles an iced tea. Right on the first taste, I noticed the crisp brightness. It is very refreshing and the spices blended work well with the non-filtered brew. Belgium beers never disappoint, this one is very good. The 8.5% alc/vol is hidden well with the almost creamy aftertaste, but it warms you nicely. I would love to drink this outdoors on a cold night. Overall, I would highly suggest trying this one before the cold weather ends.

Photo of Cook82
4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Life-Love-Beer
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LakerLeith
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.4/5  rDev -10.1%

Bottle. Poured a semi-opaque Amber color with a proud head. Smells neutral. A little sweet, a little spicy. Malt forward; no hops. Maybe a bit medicinal. The first sip did nothing for me. The yeast brings a strong bite. The spices aren't overwhelming by any means but they also make me rear back a bit. The second sip and those following after are mostly more enjoyable. I adjust to the flavor and pick out some nuances. Almost like a spiced bread. It's not overly sweet,mwhich is a plus for my palate. The Belgian aspects of the beer aren't all-encompassing. I like that but I am also a bit confused as to what the thesis of this beer is. It's kinda Belgian, kinda spicy, kinda bland. I don't know. The best part of this one is its body and alcohol masking. The Anne Frank of alcohol. I had no idea; this one shiv'd me with its alcohol content. To finish the story, this one was not a beer I would come back to.

Photo of jcruelty
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of djrn2
3.4/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of LivingTheDream84
3.36/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of irishpride
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of davidwhatshisnam
2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of KJ2013
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of scottwurst
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of bmjivi221
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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Noël Des Géants from Brasserie Des Légendes
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