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Brewed by Butcombe (Liberation Group)
Style: Bitter
Bristol, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - December.
Best Maris Otter is blended with Vienna malt to give the beer a reddish hue. Challenger and Bramling Cross hops are used, the latter delivering a distinctive and fruity blackcurrant finish…Season’s Greetings…Ho, Ho, Ho!


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (2460) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2014
Cask@the imperial, walsall. Brown beer with small bubbly head and decent lacing. Aroma of malts. Taste is malts, hedgerow fruits and some chocolate. Ok beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichTheVillan (3672) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2014
Cask at JDW Bishop Vesey; clear copper pour with a frothy off white head, dark fruit and malt aroma, taste has a hint of chocolate , malts and dark fruit of the blackberry variety.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14214) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Cask handpull at County Hotel jdw Ashford. Mid brown amber colour thin beige head. Good malty flavour a little light chocolate a bit like a Christmas cake malt flavour. It’s decent enough best bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (1776) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Cask. Clear chestnut brown with a medium sized off white head. Dark bread, light cocoa, nuts, fruity, wooden. Medium body, light sweet and bitter. Fine bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swjoduk (44) - Bridgwater, Somerset, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
Very enjoyable dark chesnut ale with roasted chocolate malt, chocolate and caramel taste. Very festive

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
a_cross (623) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
Cask at the Cricketers, Shroton; chestnut brown, clear with a creamy white head; strong malty aroma; malty taste too - toasted and a little nutty; dry and creamy mouthfeel, almost stoutlike; some earthy hops and a gentle bitter finish; a modest Christmas offering at 4.2, but together with the cosiness of the pub it did the trick in enveloping me with warmth on a misty, dreary post-festive Sunday.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (4637) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012
Darker red brown ale, slightly clouded with a small head. Robust with an excellent fusion of malts and winter fruited hops. Medium bodied

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Moon On The Square Northampton 20/12/12. A brown beer with a white head and lacing. A fruity aroma. Fruity in the mouth with crunchy malts. Raisins. Quite interesting flavour profile. Heading towards Christmassy. Certainly sweet. Passable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1613) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2012
cask at the unicorn, ripon. hops malt coffee chocolate black malt red fruit. bitter. dry finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (10738) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Reddy amber with virtually no head. Loads of caramlised malt notes, heavily boiled overlaid with a tart raspberry, red currant flavour, pretty weird drinking. Not for me.


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