DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 didn’t tap this one)
Nekronos (3359) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 13, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Sigmund (4499) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
DanielBrown (3477) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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. It’s now WELL worth trying.
SilkTork (5012) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2005 Dec, 2003 JDW, Margate. A murky light amber with thin cream coloured head of assorted popping bubbles. Served slightly cold. Slight citric hops muddled with some earthy hops in the middle which assert more in the finish. Poor quality malt - thin and scrappy. The whole thing is messy and doesn’t taste fresh. Malt picks up on big mouthfulls - slightly sweet and very boring. [2.1]
Jan 2004 JDW, Faversham. Served in good condition. Much tastier. [2.8]
Dec, 2005 JDW, Leytonstone Tangy best bitter. Quite pleasant. Gentle hops. [3.0]
leaparsons (7483) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not the best of Xmas beers. Like Tiger bitter with a little more fruit. Boring.
RichardGretton (4107) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2002
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bitter and watery beer, which is slightly fruity. Seems more like a summer beer than a winter beer to me. Overall a dull and poor beer.