Brasserie Des Legendes Noel des Geants

Brasserie Des Legendes Noel des GeantsTonight was date night. We went for Indian food in Waltham. Some place we had never been to before. Kinda creepy actually. We were the only people in the place, could barely understand the wait staff (and vice versa) and when they weren’t serving us, they were standing 20 feet away just watching us eat. The food was just OK. Standard Indian food.

Now that we’re back at home and chilling, I’m realizing that I only did one or two beer reviews this week. Time to crack open this Brasserie Des Legendes Noel des Geants.

The head is the first thing that catches me off guard. It audibly fizzled like a soda for a few seconds. Once that craziness stopped, the beer returned to being normal. Color-wise it’s a dark reddish-brown.

The smell and the taste are similar. A bit on the boozy side (not surprising at 8.5% ABV). Mostly raisins and maybe some cherry. Mildly sweet.

I’ve read a lot of beer blogs describing beer as having “dark fruit” flavors. I think that’s a cop-out for when you taste raisiny/plummy/grapey/cherry-ey/curranty, but you can’t quite put your finger on what it exactly is. So this is the first time I’ll be using the “dark fruit” description. Not because I haven’t tasted “dark fruit” before…more like I simply didn’t know what I was tasting and hadn’t figured out what “dark fruit” flavors tasted like.

Now that I know what dark fruit is, I know that it’s not my favorite beer flavor. Note: This is still a good beer. As a fine sipper, it fits my evening well right about now.

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Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.