Noël Des Géants | Brasserie Des Légendes

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86
very good
128 Reviews
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Des Légendes
Belgium
brasseriedesgeants.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by HopGoblin on 12-31-2007

BEER STATS
Reviews:
128
Ratings:
191
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
9.97%
 
 
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4
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Photo of Jason
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lots of foam is not saying enough, it not a gusher but when the liquid hits the glass beware and pour gently. On the bright side it produced a gigantic head which showcased a spectacular head retention. Candied fruit , fennel, powdered clove, and molasses bread in the complex aroma. Sweet malty palate upfront with suggestions of oatmeal raisin cookie dough, and a cinnamon latte. Alcohol is warming with some fruity esters, nothing that goes overboard. Hint of herbal phenols and faint herbal hop middle to end. Slowly drying finish tells you to take another sip.

No doubt this is one of the top winter seasonals I have had. The complex flavors are there and the drinkability is there as well, overall an exceptional beer.

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Photo of scoobybrew
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A - deep amber color with a thick foamy head that is well retained

S - sweet malt aroma followed with some yeast fruitiness; some slight hop accents

T - sweet malt dominates with some yeast fruity character; there are some hops lurking and it finishes a little dry (styrian goldings used?)

M - medium-light body with high carbonation

D - This was a decent Christmas beer, I like the subtle hop accents in it. However, I don't think I could have more than one per session - based on the sweetness.

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Photo of HopGoblin
3.05/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

sampled from a 330ml bottle: Pours deep caramel with ruby highlights. Fluffy, off white, two finger head adorns the top of the glass. Aromas of candy sugar, dark fruit with sweet floral aroma. First taste is a bit sweet, with honey flavors. Then out of nowhere comes a strong herb flavor, which reminds me of a Chirtmas tree (The Shelton Brothers website says they use a special aromatic herb from the region of the brewery?). The aftertaste of this herb is a bit funky and it really dries out the mouth. Nothing special on this one, in fact it is tough to finish the 330ml bottle.

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Noël Des Géants from Brasserie Des Légendes
3.81 out of 5 based on 191 ratings.
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