Gauloise Christmas
Brasserie Du Bocq

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From:
Brasserie Du Bocq
 
Belgium
Style:
Belgian Dark Strong Ale
Ranked #135
ABV:
8.1%
Score:
85
Ranked #21,230
Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 9.81%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
23
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 21, 2022
Added:
Dec 28, 2013
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  7
SCORE
85
Very Good
Gauloise ChristmasGauloise Christmas
Notes: Appearance : Brown with a dark robe, generous and fine white foam.
Nose: Rich with a touch of coriander and liquorice.
Taste: Round, heady, pleasant aromas of the special malts used.
Remark: tasting between 8 ° and 12 °, typical ‘end of the year’ beer (high-end beer to enjoy with wisdom with family and friends).
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Rated: 3.58 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 21, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

4.27/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
750 ml corked bottle conditioned, as Regal Christmas, cool label! Brown colour, slightly hazy, good initial head but not lingering, lovely spicy aroma, yeasty, malty and spicy flavour - a real treat for the Christmas table.
Apr 27, 2021
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
L- An elegant deep chestnut brown, clear, pours with 5mm pale tan head. It leaves more than lacing, it leaves a coating of foam down the glass most of the way down.
S- Mild for me, I just get a subtle scent like raisons.
T- The Smell^ follows through. But it broadens out, with a flavour that reminds me of British Xmas pudding, incl spice notes.
F- It goes down easy for an 8.1%, the ABV is subtle (hence 'dangerous'!). It has some richness from it's ^puddingy aspect but is mercifully weeell away from any suggestion of being at all sweet.
O- It's a very nice beer indeed, and I'm glad I drank it over Xmas/NY as the spicing makes is especially suitable to this time of year. Surely spices have been added to this to get the^ overall profile... we'll see, now I'll read the lable! ...
... Nope, spices are not mentioned on the lable at all, in fact no surprises to be found there at all.
330ml stumpy euro-bottle BB: 26/08/2022 Bought from TremblingMadness/York for home delivery as part of a DIY-pick mixed case or two to London.
Jan 01, 2021
 
Rated: 3.62 by Askala from Spain

Nov 28, 2020
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Reviewed by OlaB from Norway

3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a deep dark-brown color with a medium top off beige head that dissolves slowly and leaves some sticky lacings on the glass. Aroma is dark ripe fruits, raisins, licorice, bread, caramel and spices.
The taste is sweet with notes of dark and dried fruits, licorice and spices while the background is ballanced with malty caramel notes. The finish has some slight bitterness and the aftertaste has a decent lenght. A little to sweet for my palate, but beside from that is ballanced nicely. Mouthfeel is smooth and soft with a medium carbonation and a medium body. Nice and easy drinking
Dec 06, 2019
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Clear red brownish color with tan head. Aroma Aroma is quite sugar forward with some dark fruit notes., molasses and a bit of star anise. Taste follows, sweet and sugary with some spices, mostly liquorice and finishes with a hint of bitterness on the finish. Still, the aftertaste lingers sweet and sugary. Medium plus body with medium carbonation. A bit too sweet for my taste.
Mar 11, 2019
 
Rated: 3.92 by BelgianBeerChef from Romania

Jan 19, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by mishi_d from Romania

Dec 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.27 by Houborg1 from Denmark

Dec 10, 2017
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Reviewed by craftbeersweden from Sweden

3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Clear, dark "nutty" brown beer with a three finger high, beige-brown head that clinges to the glass.

Nose: Belgian yeast, dark syrup, caramel and bread.
Taste: Rasin, dark fruit, brown sugar, nuts, caramel malt, candied sugar - a lot of sweetness!
Mouth: Medium, sweet mouth. High carbonation with small bubbles. Sweet yet a little dry ending. Great!
Nov 30, 2017
 
Rated: 3 by ThisSeasonsWaifu from Sweden

Nov 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.82 by Heeenrik from Finland

Nov 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3.61 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Nov 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4.05 by desint from Belgium

Sep 14, 2017
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Reviewed by Voss from Italy

4.65/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
One of the best Christmas beer for me.
I discovered it this year, and I can't get enough of it.
Great appearance, wonderful brown with a big head, great nose, so resinous, and exceptional taste of raisins and candied fruit.
It looks and taste like "panettone", the typical Christmas cake made in Milano, it's a liquid panettone indeed, wonderful!
Even if pairing with it panettone it's not great as I expected (there is so much butter in it that no beer can stand it, even indulgence batch 1, nor abbaye des rocs or winterkoninkske...), it's exquisite, full bodied and very pleasant.
Highly recommended.
Jan 03, 2017
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Reviewed by lmaduells from Spain

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Em vaig pendre aquesta cervesa en format barril . Tot i que prefereixo el format ampolla. Una bona cervesa ,però sense arribar a la qualitat de les grans cerveses de nadal
Dec 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.99 by der_meister from Ukraine

Jan 08, 2016
 
Rated: 4.32 by freneticamnesic from Netherlands

Dec 25, 2015
 
Rated: 3.35 by WynnO from Florida

Dec 23, 2015
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Rated by josanguapo from Spain

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From cervezasespeciales. In Teku glass. Playing Unepic. Pleasant sweetness, like in a bock
Dec 22, 2015
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Rated by josvemden from Belgium

3.47/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Winterbier maar geen standaard zoet bruin bier. Lekker, kruidig klein zoetje. Zeer aangenaam met fijne lange nasmaak
Dec 17, 2015
 
Rated: 4.02 by Antyk from Belgium

Dec 11, 2015
 
Rated: 4.03 by Evil_Pidde from Sweden

Nov 28, 2015
 
Rated: 3.45 by Rivoire from France

Oct 25, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by RMentair from Panama

May 21, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by windypete from England

Mar 28, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by mattfancett from England

Aug 30, 2014
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Reviewed by janubio from Spain

3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
330 ml. bottle. Hazy dark brown colour, with red hints to the light. Medium off white head, fades quickly but leaves an enormous lace. Smell of dark fruits, chocolate, caramel, sherry wine, coffee liquor, spices. Medium to full body, sticky and creamy palate. Taste of chocolate, caramel, spices, coffee liquor. Candy. Sweet. Good.
Aug 08, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by BDonaldson from Netherlands

Jan 08, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by Saind from Netherlands

Jan 06, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by jandadeboer from Texas

Dec 28, 2013
Gauloise Christmas from Brasserie Du Bocq
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 31 ratings