Noël Des Géants

750 mL bottle with a Deus type shape and a huge dimpled bottom. $9.99 from Green’s on Buford. Very attractive presentation.
Poured into the Brasseries de l’Abbaye des Rocs chalice, there is nice clarity on the the amber pour with some decent carbonation and a small head that fades to give a thin film on the surface of the beer.
Very light lemon(ade) in the nose.
Very light herbal note in the back of the beer but it is not pronounced. Especially surprising since the beer is described as a Herbed/Spiced effort. Dry in the finish that is accompanied by a little biterness too.
Actually the overwhelming feeling here is that os one which is reminiscent of an English shandy. The lemonade note comes through quite strongly and this is something I have experienced before in DFH Pangaea http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/10099/9171/?ba=Ding
I like the presentation but outside of that I doubt that I would buy this again. It’s pretty light though, and I’m thinking this could be a Christmas party aperitif or even a crossover beer. Interesting, but probably a one-off for me.

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12/13/2008
Format:
bottle
ABV: 8.5 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3
Overall: 4
Total: 3.5
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