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Exmoor Exmas

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Brewed by Exmoor
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Taunton, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask; Seasonal - available November and December.
Exmoor Exmas is a Ruby Ale brewed from a 100% whole malt mash, with a smooth finish and lingering full hop aftertaste. Generally regarded as one of the finest Christmas beers ever!


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (8086) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
Cask at the Willow Walk, Victoria, 23/12/13. Clear golden copper with a moderate off white head. Nose is biscuit, toffee, dark fruit, a little spice. Taste comprises bread dough, malty backbone, hay, citric fruit, light spice, caramel. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finish with a little bitterness. So so affair.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erzengel (2531) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 18, 2013
Cask 2011: Malziger Geruch, schöne aletypische Farbe. Der Antrunk ist mild-würzig, leicht nach Weihnachten. Im Hauptteil vollmundig, leicht kräuterhopfig-würzig, interessant mit toller Ale-Note. Langer, vollmundig-würziger Nachgeschmack.
--> Sehr tolles Weihnachtsbier!
--> 14/13/14/14

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuartyboy (632) - SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2012
Cask at the bridge house Belfast ruby coloured bitter with good malt hop balance with a hint of Christmas spices. Hoppy aftertaste but not too bitter pleasant and drinkable beer

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mr_h (2799) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2012
Cask by handpump at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow - clear amber brown, small creamy off-white head, no detectable aroma at serving temperature, good lacing, smooth hoppy Christmas pudding flavoured ale, hint of Christmas spices, medium hop finish

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
stravale (2075) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 18, 2012
Cask @ JDW Elgin 171212
Copper, clear, dense white head with good lacing
Aroma - some farmyard and soft caramel malts
Taste - Fruity sweet malts, cereals, odd yeasty note, toasted malt, hint of burnt biscuit, odd flavour
Palate - medium body, quite sticky, oily, quite cloying, sweet palate. Finish of lingering sweet malts with weetabix
Overall - Nope, better to look at than to drink it

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ration (1927) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2012
011212. Tap at the moon at the water, London. Pours clear golden with a nice head. Aroma caramel, crystal malts. Light bitter taste. Nice fresh real.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8627) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Eastgate Northampton 16/11/12 A brown beer with an off-white wisp of head and lace. A fruity malty Christmassy beer. Cakey notes. A nice length. Pretty good winter warmer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1352) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2011
First tasted this in the Saltcot, Saltcoats (JDW) in December 2000. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear orange amber in colour with a thick white creamy head. Decent chewy toffee note in the long aroma. Creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed malts gives a rich maltloaf base with syrupy raisins, orange peel and festive spices evident. Good smack of spicy hops impart a boiled resiny bitter aftertaste which compliments the malt well. Finish is warming with vinous notes of sherry and oak cask, along with mincemeat pie filling. My second favourite from the Exmoor portfolio. Well recommended and worth trying, you can easily tell this is 5%.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sm89walt (1754) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2010
Cask - The Glass House (JDW), Norwich. Small though lasting creamy beige head leaving a thick lace atop a dark amber body. Malty bread & red fruit aromas. Mid fruit sweetness on the tongue with a lightly sour edge. Light to medium body, fairly soft palate texture with a short finish. Not a lot of hop at all & a mild metallic note in the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2010
The Baron. Slightly misted ruby, level foam top. Cranberry, light dough and oak nose; taste of wet dough, apple peel and redcurrant; cinnamon and oak creaminess. Maybe a pinch of coriander, or lemony hop at least. Still, a pretty bog standard GK-style red bitter.


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