oh6gdx (23682) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
berkshirejohn (5396) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
stravale (2567) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 21, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
niquillis (2136) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On cask at weston coyney private club, stoke on Trent. Copper ale, pretty standard bitter with hints of dark fruits and caramel. Ok
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omhper (21892) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
tombyars (1511) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
ManVsBeer (6461) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2011
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bland, forbidding Christmas ale with little character or seasonal speciality.
dynamiteninja (1694) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
downender (7253) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.