Noël Des Géants | Brasserie Des Légendes

very good
194 Ratings
Noël Des GéantsNoël Des Géants

Brewed by:
Brasserie Des Légendes

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by HopGoblin on 12-31-2007

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Photo of Gajo74
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JPowell712
4.34/5  rDev +13.9%
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.

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Photo of Cook82
4.24/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Life-Love-Beer
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LakerLeith
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%

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.

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Photo of jcruelty
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of djrn2
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%

Photo of LivingTheDream84
3.36/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of irishpride
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of davidwhatshisnam
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

Photo of KJ2013
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of scottwurst
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of bmjivi221
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of JeffreyJDavis
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of silverking
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a hazy amber with sediment and lively carbonation. One finger of fluffy off white head lasts to the bottom of the glass and leaves well defined rings of lace.

S- leafy, peppery. orange peel, coriander.

T- crisp, astringent bitterness. Coriander and orange peel again. Slightly watery finish. Very herbal.

M- light. Active carbonation. Clean and crisp finish.

O- interesting. I was expecting more body from and winter seasonal.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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Photo of foghornleghorn22
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of Drknight
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of DustinSWB
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of WynnO
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.65/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Noël Des Géants has a very thick, creamy, cream-colored head, heavy lacing left behind, and an initially clear amber appearance, which, after one swishes the caked-on bottom bottle contents and pours them in, has a descending reddish, muddy cloud. The aroma is strong and sharp- sweet bread, spice, herbs, and other things I am not able to identify. Taste is of sharp, pronounced spices, a good hop bitterness, and rich bread. Mouthfeel is mostly heavy, and Noël Des Géants finishes dry, somewhat boozy, rich, and delicious. Drinkability isn’t bad, either. Overall, this is outstanding!


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Photo of Chico1985
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slow gusher and lots of foam on the pour. The color is light brownish-orange with some haze and plenty of bubblin'. Thick off-white head retains and leaves great lace.

Smell is definitely big on the spices, clove and coriander come to mind. Banana, molasses, yeast and some citrus there as well.

Clove and banana are still most prevalent, generally spice-heavy with a base beer that brings elements of Belgian strong pales and dubbels - sweet caramel, molasses, toasted bread, candi sugar, earthy tones.

Body feels just a bit weak, a little too thin for the ABV. High-ish carbonation. A bit of a sipper.

Decent, definitely deserves the 'spiced beer' categorization, though the spices themselves and the beer in general aren't very remarkable.

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Noël Des Géants from Brasserie Des Légendes
3.81 out of 5 based on 194 ratings.
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