Brewed by Broughton
Style: Bitter
Biggar, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask; Seasonal - Winter.
An easy drinking but full bodied ale specially brewed for the Winter months.
Lactose sugar is used in the grist to give a good residual sweetness complementing the light hop flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (20921) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2007
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Deep ruby. Sweet and caramelly. Mild and malty with medium body and soft mouthfeel. Soem caramelized sugar and the lightest touch of figs. Carefully salty grassy finish. Mildly warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (17009) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2011
cask in guilford ... dark brown ... bubbly off white head ... sweet rich treacle tofff nose ... light soft woody malts ... light chocolate ... refreshing tasty but really quite low on flavour ... saying that i like it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14992) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2006
Cask handpull at Wenlock. Ruby colour with thin beige head. Lots of fruity malt on this. Some good malt, fruits are red and dark. Some spicey hop on finish. Juicy, rounded in mouth. Nice enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2011
Cask (gravity dispense) at the Pigs Ear Beer Festival, London on 6 December 2006. Deep ruby colour. Lightly malty aroma with some fruity accents. Stronger fruit on the palate - berries dominant. Lots of malt and no discernible hop presence leaves it feeling a bit unbalanced as far as I’m concerned. Mouthfeel is mellow and sweetish but not too sticky, so retains an amiable drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6885) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2007
(Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm) Dark brown colour leaning in the mahogany direction, pale brown, frothy head. Malty nose with dark fruit, blackberries and a hint of chocolate. Malty taste with wild berries, dark fruit and some chocolate. Rather sweet with lots of berries. Nice beer, but from a beer with the name Winter Fire, I would expect a little more ... fire.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (6175) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2013
Cask at the Standing Order. Deep red, rich toffee nose, thin and sweet, light spice, bit watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (6041) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 11, 2014
Cask at the Sir Walter Scott, Edinburgh airport. Pours clear golden amber, thin white head. Not much on the nose. Toffee and biscuit maybe. Taste is more of the same. Sweet, thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2007
Cask in the state bar. Aroma is quite sweet, hints of apple and grassy notes. Taste is similar, quite thin though which made it very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2007
Cask@Pigs Ear BF 06. Light caramel and light berry fruit notes. Lighty sweet. Mouthfeel is quite round and balanced, but a bit light in the dpeth of flavour dperatment.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2014
Poured medium reddish brown with a generous off white head. Aroma of heavy berries, caramel malt. Medium body, flavour of the aroma, light bitterness, light nuts.

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