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Everards Nutcracker

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Brewed by Everards
Style: Old Ale
Enderby, England

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - Winter.
The welcome return of an old festive favourite, this red-hued beer has a highly individual aroma and is full of spicy, fruity flavours, resulting in a rich and warming character.
Hops used: Cascade, Challenger, Tettnang


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8057) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2016
Cask @ Wetherspoon’s Piccadilly, Manchester. Amber-red with a thin head. Malty in its nose, there’s more of a dense winter ale character in its taste with some winter fruits infused with a light spice. There’s a bitterness here too.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (3912) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2015
Cask at the Moon under Water JDW, Hounslow. Red-brown with a lasting tight off-white head. Hints of sultana and a lightly tart malty aroma, as if of wood casks. Syrupy texture but with dry bitterness rather than sweetness. Warming notes of dried fruit, with hints of lemon and a juicy herbal bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2015
The Baron, 08/12/15. Clear ruby slicked loosely with white. Nose red berry fruit, a weak dusting of coffee, some fudge. Soapy red berry hand wash flavour with a turn of woody clove-like spice. Varnish and roasted nut finish. Generic red mass-produced Christmas swill: better than most Everards’ beers.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Osprey (5557) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2015
Cask at The Railway, Putney. Very dark orange / brown, clear, still, small scummy tan head. Aroma is light, airy. Body is medium, smooth, light carbonation. Taste is sweet toffee malts, toffee chew bars, flowery dimension, bitterness is subtle but builds. Not a big fan. Gloopy sweet and slow drinking.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4595) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2012
Cask by handpump at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow - clear amber brown, creamy off-white head, mild floral aroma, good lacing, creamy but dry raisin toffeeness with medium traditional hop finish

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (43166) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2010
Cask (handpump) @ The Angel, 3-5 Islington High Street, Islington, Greater London, England N1 9LQ.
Light unclear medium red - orange amber color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, light nutty, light hoppy, fruity - berry. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, sour milk notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20091228]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (20430) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 6, 2010
standing order ...cask...copper ...thin bubbly off white head ...musty fruit nose ...oxidised toffee ...little fruit ...very blah

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (24607) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2010
Cask@The Angel, London. Amber colour, mediumsized creamy beige head. Aroma is nuts, fruits, wood and some caramel malts. Flavour is fruits, nuts, some wood and also some mild notes of herbs.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilkTork (5521) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2009
JDW, Rochester. Fragrant and flavoursome. This is a damn fine ale. White lily and nettle aroma - solid hop aroma - very fresh. Good, pale biscuit malt. Lovely. Good ingredients - plenty of them, fresh and well made. Put it all together, and wham - you got a great drinking beer, full of flavour!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2009
Cask conditioned handpump Crosse Keys London. Back in the 1990s when Everards introduced this I drank loads if it. It was almost certainly’ the best ’Christmas’ beer I could get my hands on. I was sure that after all those years this was going to be a real disappointment, especially as the three beers that preceded it at the Crosse Keys were pretty dull. However it turned out to be really good and if not quite as flavoursome as my memory suggested, it’s still a pretty fine beer. Amber with a white head and lacing. The aroma is cakey with good spices and some brown sugar. Cinnamon seems to be the most apparent of all the spices in the mouth but there’s surely some nutmeg as well. Warming, lengthy and damn tasty. Bring it on.


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