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Exmoor Exmas

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

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8296) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2016
Cask @ Percy Shaw, Halifax. Copper with a thin bubbly head. Malty in both aroma and taste, but quite sugary at the same time. Fairly smooth in the palate.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nocturne (1733) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2015
Cask at JDW. Mid amber shade. Short ring of foam. Notes are earthy, toffee malts, ever so slightly fruity, a hint of smoke at the edges. A bit sprightly and bubblegummy. You have to strain for all of that as on the surface there ain’t a lot going on. Decent enough.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Don2711 (374) - - DEC 2, 2015
Aroma yeasty. Nice ruby appearance. Strength excellent. Mild on palate with no real bite. Difficult to see Christmas flavour. Overall starts well but end disappointing. Will drink again but feel better out there.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7725) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2015
(Cask at Penderel’s Oak JDW, Holborn, London, 26 Nov 2014) Amber colour with brief, beige head. Malty nose with notes of nuts, dried fruit and caramel. Malty taste with caramel, nuts, dried fruit, a touch of chocolate and a fairly sweet finish with a moderate bitterness. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Possibly a touch too sweet, but quite tasty. Quite nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichTheVillan (6274) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2014
Cask at JDW Bishop Vesey; clear amber pour with a frothy beige head, fruit and spice aroma, taste has digestive biscuit, sweet caramel, christmas spices come through at the end.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9677) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2014
Cask, The King’s Head, Leicester. Amber brown with a thin off white foam. Aromas are toffee and caramel with autumn fruit. Soft spices with hints of smoke. Flavours are brown sugar with toffee and hints of apple. Bready with a dry, woody finish. Simple bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
wheresthepath (2075) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2014
Cask at the Kings Head (JDW), Salisbury. It starts off alright; deep golden-amber with a thin white head and a reasonably rich body with a light fizz. Up front there’s straw, syrup, bready malt and a vague hint of spice. But then the straw turns damp, mildewy and earthy, and there’s a rising taste of vomit. There’s little Christmassy about this beer, and by the end little to like either, despite the reasonable start. Shame.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7321) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 1, 2014
Cask at the Assembly Rooms, Solihull. Poured a crystal clear medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is sweet creamy malt. The flavour is moderate bitter light sweet witn a big malt, red berry fruit, light hop bitter palate and a short bitter finish. Medium bodied witn soft carbonation. A drinkable session ale.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (16472) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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 (7403) - 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!
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