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Brewed by Celt Experience
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Caerphilly, Wales

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Strong Celtic Christmas Beer. Hop-filtered for special aromas.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerSkull (1082) - - NOV 29, 2012
(Bottle). The aroma is abundantly hoppy with touches of caramel and orange. The taste is fresh with a prominent hoppy bitterness that dampen the flavor of caramel malt. The aftertaste is dry. A refreshing beer with a lot of flavors from hops!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (5898) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2014
(Bottle) Pale amber colour, slightly hazy, with frothy, off-white head, leaving traces of lacing. Fruity, malty nose with apricot jam, honey, bread, orange peel and fresh floral hops. Fruity, malty taste with note of apricots, orange, bread, citrus peel, a soft and chewy malt character and fresh floral/citric hops in a finish with a certain bitterness. Medium body, with a slight sweetness. Fresh and tasty, could easily drink this all year round. Nice one.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tony_gorilla (154) - Fiskum, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2013
As a pale ale. Good. As a christmas beer. Hell no! The only reason you can call this a christmas beer is becouse of the pine in the taste.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (15588) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a longlasting white head. Has a fruity malty spicy weak earthy hoppy aroma. Fruity malty spicy hoppy caramel flavor with some bitterness. Has a fruity malty spicy hoppy bitter caramel finish.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Leini (606) - SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2013
330ml bottle. Golden yellow body with some copper tones. White uneven crown. Medium bitter with orange and grape peel, dark bread and herbs. Medium, brief lasting, carbonation. Thin body and a pretty simple straightforward type of beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OleR (4608) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2013
0.5 L bottle, brought home from Systembolaget, Strömstad. Foggy pale amber. Low big-bubbled blond head. Earthy and black currant fruity hop nose along with some fresh, light biscuity malts. Sweet refined flavor, both fruity and malty. Berries, with a certain tartness to it, and a fine peppery/spiced malt flavor. Light astingent mouthfeel, in a good way. Well-bodied. Spicy, dry/tart fruity endnotes. A nice one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (4763) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2013
500ml Bottle - Amber/gold with a foamy head. Tangerine, lemon, tea and malt in the aroma. Hoppy and bitter taste with notes of tangerine, biscuity malt and apricot.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LoFi (1524) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle. Dark golden with an off-white head leaving lacing. Aroma: sweet malt, berries, fruity, popcorn. Taste: malty, grass, floral, grapefruit, toffee, quite bitter, medium dry finish. Medium bodied. The bottle looked very nice. Not much of a Christmas feel to it, but enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (3900) - SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2013
Bottl 50 cl, SB. Pours clear deep amber with a good bubbly creamy beigish head leaving lace. Aroma is malty bready toasted a bit sweet grassy and fruity. Flavor is malty bitter fruity herbal sweet peppery spicy getting more bitter pungent towards the finish. Drinkable and very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1094) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2013
Aroma: Smelling of bread, apple, honey and grass.
Appearance: A clear dark straw colored beer. A high off-white head with good lacing and some curtains.
Taste: Tasting of brown bread, bitter orange marmalade and grape-fruit peel.
Palate: Medium carbonation, a soft texture. A good body with a very dry finish.
Overall: A pleasant, more than expected hoppy, ale.
Note: Bottle 500 ml. Reviewed 2013-01-02.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (4035) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2013
Dark golden colour with a fine off white head. Caramel malt and hoppy aroma. Medium body. Moderate sweet and rich bitterness. It do not reming me much of an christmas beer. Well anyway it was a solid british ale. Nice hoppy flavour with a solid caramel malty background.
[Bottle from systembolaget in Strömstad, Sweden]


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