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

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RATINGS: 43   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10326) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2005
Cask conditioned at The Woolpack, Banbury. Dark amber beer with smooth head. Easy drinking malty beer, smooth and a little fruity but with a reasonable hoppy bitterness. This seems to be the trend for this years winter beers, lower strength but with some flavour. Quite an enjoyable beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 20, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2007 Pint pulled at The Railway in Putney (London), a clear light brown with a very large airy head. A sweet flowery aroma. Malty taste, with a little hint of ginger for me. Very smooth in the mouth with right amount of bitterness. Different to the usual festive brew I would think, maybe a session beer for Christmas and enjoyable all the same.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7390) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2005
Cask (handpump) at the Captains Cabin, Piccadilly. A decent, fruity, copper coloured bets bitter, if a bit short of Yuletide character. Smooth, but with some hoppy bite.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13782) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2005
Cask handpull at Thomas Ingoldsby, JDW, Canterbury. Deep copper colour with thin off white head. Lots of toffee, nice red berry fruit. Almost a bit of whisky too and some apple. Nice in mouth with good acids towards the end. Nice sweetish fruit balanced by acids and citrus hops

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2005
Aroma is sweet and blonde like, with a good balance of hops and malt. Taste is also blonde like and full, with some dark berry fruits and nuts having a say, with a good long sweet finish. Now this makes me think, judging by the other ratings, this keg was actually a one off or else they had tapped it wrongly to its advantage. (I didnít tap this one)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 13, 2005
UPDATED: APR 30, 2006 This was nice, not that creamy, but really good. A little bitter and a little sweet, but was more like a special beer, and it is. I am starting to like.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2005
Cask conditioned @ Standing Order (JDW), Soton. Fairly traditional with marmalade aromas, light sulphur and caramel. Dry bitter and drinkable finish. Sulphur not too intrusive but perhaps slightly out of place and clashing with a vanilla like flavour.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2005
Cask: Hazy copper with a lasting beige head. Mild caramel aroma. Sweet slightly nutty with a mild bitter finish. Medium smooth feel. Average, but certainly drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (5128) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2004
Cask conditioned at the Prince of Wales, Wimbledon, London, Christmas 2004. Copper coloured. Nutty, pleasant, hints of Christmas spices. Very nice Christmas ale with a moderate ABV.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (3825) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2004
Hand pulled at the Prince of Wales, Birmingham. Packed with expectant Morrissey fans like myself, this pub was buzzing in excited anticipation. Although this beer could hardly match up to the MozFather, it had a very good try. Delicious smooth hops throughout, in a creamy mouthful, coupled with xmas pud-type mulled fruit. Fruit and citric tartness beautifully balanced throughout, with delicious, quaffable flavour all the way. Having read the previous reviews for this beer( below), I can only assume that Everards have enhanced this beer and rereleased it. Itís now WELL worth trying.


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