Brewed by Bristol Beer Factory
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Bristol, England


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask, Keg & Bottle Conditioned; Seasonal - Christmas.

Our special festive brew is a harmonious blend of seven malts. A rich silky mouth feel is achieved from the addition of flaked malted oats with plum and dried fruit flavours. Only available at Christmas, naturally!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2011

Draught @ Euston Tap, 190 Euston Road, London, Greater London, England NW1 2EF.

Clear dark brown colour with a average, creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, moderate hoppy, pine, orange - citrus, english licorice, light yeasty, UK yeast. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chalk. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101231]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
oh6gdx (23671) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2012
Bottled (from Ales By Mail). Coppery amber colour with a mediumsized beige foamy head, that leaves some lace. Aroma is the traditional "beer poop" (drink beers 2-3 days, including a bunch of yeasty ones, go for a poop and the sweetish strange poopy notes you get is close to this). Flavour is mildly spicy, herbal with some sweet malts and mild bittering notes. Quite watery and dull. Best Before 17/10/2013 (I rarely mention BBE’s, but I had to with this one, as if it’s rather crap now, it will be rotten crap by the BBE date). Funny enough about one minute after swallowing a mouthful of this, you get some slight cinnamon notes to it. This will be a no go for the future.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2013
15th December 2012
Hazy brown beer, good off white head. Crispy palate, semi dry. Semi sweet malts, thin and a little dry. Mellow ginger and a trace of lactose. Finishes dry. It’s okay but not floating my boat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (15792) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle at Chriso New Year 2012/13. Some spice and herb. base veer is a bit thin. decentish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (15306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2011
Draft at the Euston Tap. Pours clearish, dark amber with a frothy head. Malty aroma with some organic grains, light berries and earthy grass. Lightly sweet, lightly doughy malts, some odd butterscotch or something, maybe nuts, with some herbal bitters. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. Finishes with lingering, mildly astringent hops, light bread and faint spiciness. About average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (15303) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s tasting in London, 121230. Somewhat hazy amber/copper beer with a nice lasting beige head. Malty milky aroma, chocolate, caramel, fruity notes, citrus, vinous notes. Malty caramel flavor, raisins, toffee, floral notes, citrus, peach, notes of passion fruit, roasted notes, some raisins.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (14315) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2013
Bottle at ChrisO tasting, thanks to Fergus, 30/12/12. Hazed dark amber with a thin off white head that clears. Nose is dark malt, fruit, spice. Taste comprises much of the same. Medium bodied, slightly on the thin side, some spice and bitterness in the finish. Very average, certainly the lowest scoring and dullest beer I’ve had from BBF.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (11323) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Joes. Dark brown color, very small off-white to beige head. Aroma is malts, roasted malts, earthy, a hint of coffee. Taste malts, roasted malts, coffee, bitter. Thin texture, low body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (10026) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2013
Keg at Beer Emporium. It pours hazy deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is caramel, wood, leather, toasted sugar, fruit cake and light spice. The taste is smooth, caramel, sour fruits, dried berry, wood, leather and spice with a dry finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Smooth, drinkable and balanced. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9101) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2011
Bottle. Copper with a cream foam. Aromas are coffee and chocolate with yeast and citrus. Herbal and spicy with some burnt notes and grapefruit. Flavours are nutty, fruity coffee with grapefruit bitterness. Dark chocolate with festive spices. Good.

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