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Brewed by Everards
Style: Bitter
Leicester, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - Winter.
"A rich copper ale that signifies the essence of Christmas in a glass."
Ingredients: Maris Otter malt; Goldings hops and dry hopped with Cascade, prior to conditioning.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2012
Cask@The Drum, London. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is caramel malts, some fruity notes as well as mild spices and herbs. Flavour is nutty, caramel malty, fruity and mild spices as well.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
berkshirejohn (4679) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2011
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Amber with a loose white head; lacking aroma; simple caramel malt flavour with a light touch of spice; and some digestive biscuit to finish. Another boring basic bitter.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stravale (2280) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 21, 2011
Cask @ JDW Inverness
Appearance Amber, clear, frothy white head, reasonable lacing.
Aroma Hint of grassy hops, some sweet caramel malt, not much aroma.
Taste Caramel malt, hint of spices, fruity, toffee, quite complex flavour.
Palate Soft carb, medium body. Finish - fruity, bit of citrus, bit of light roast malt, soem lingering bitterness.
Overall A bit unusual but was OK - better than the other Everards beers tried so far.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
niquillis (1218) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2011
On cask at weston coyney private club, stoke on Trent. Copper ale, pretty standard bitter with hints of dark fruits and caramel. Ok ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19985) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2011
Cask at The Drum, Leyton, London. Hazy amber. Fruity caramel aroma. Some grass and spice. Medium bodied with soft mouthfeel. Mildly caramelly, medium bitterness. Nicely drinkable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tombyars (1412) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2011
Tasted this in the Saltcot, Saltcoats (JDW) in December 2005. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale copper red in colour with a thin white head. Sweet malt present in the short nose. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a short digestive biscuit base with hints of juicy raisin fruit and redcurrants. Dusty prickle of dry hop flowers give a brief resiny aftertaste. Malt edges it in the finish with orange peel notes evident. An ok session bitter.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2011
Bland, forbidding Christmas ale with little character or seasonal speciality.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dynamiteninja (1592) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2011
Cask. The Marquis of Wellington, Leicester. Medium cream head, excellent lacing. Dark orange clear body. Caramel, biscuit, some hops. Quite sweet. Creamy, with a dry finish. Probably one of the best beers that Everards make, with only Original possibly better.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2008
Cask at the Black Horse, Leicester. Not very festive, this is an ordinary bitter which is slightly watery but otherwise inoffensive. I fail to understand why so many British Christmas beers are so insipid compared to, say, Goose Island.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (6526) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2008
Cask-conditioned at the Wenlock, London 20/12/08. Amber coloured with a slight, off-white head. Aroma of biscuit malt, slightly stale, with some fruit. Flavour was better, with plenty of sweet red fruits and a decent bitter finish. Ok.


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