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Fyne Ales Holly Daze

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Brewed by Fyne Ales
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Cairndow, Argyll, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, Seasonal, Winter;
An antidote to Christmas. No strange spices, just a really good stronger beer with a crisp fruity hop flavour and plenty of malt. A refreshing beer to clear the palate.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gopherfan99 (659) - CROATIA - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle; pours amber with a khaki head; aroma is sweet with malt, nuts, caramel, and hint of winter spices; taste is malt, caramel, and nuts; finish is light bitter and semi dry with a hint of spice; decent winter beer

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1214) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
500ml bottle from brewery via eebria. Amber colour with off white head. Aroma has stewed fruit the taste has spicy fruit, malt and caramel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichTheVillan (3702) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear burnished amber pour with a creamy off white head, caramel and a hint of spice aroma, taste has caramel along with sweet malts, bread dough, and fruits, moderate bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6603) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours an amber colour with a small head. Aroma of caramel, grass, grains and some herbs. Flavour of crisp floral hops, herbs, some berries, sweetness and grass. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Fresh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (1534) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. Pours chestnut with a cream head. A malty beer with biscuit and caramel. Sweet with light spice. A pleasant, well flavoured beer that isn’t anything too special.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (4063) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours golden, nose is nutty, grapefruit, taste is quite fruity, sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5882) - ITALY - MAY 13, 2014
Botyiglia Bel ambrato poca schiuma buona persistenza note maltate caramello toffee lieve fruttata amaro medio lieve erbaceo quasi speziato secchezza media

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2315) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle from Drinkstore, Dublin [100414]
Copper caramel, clear, slightly off white head
Aroma of caramel malts, soft fruity caramel, light sweet malts
Taste of caramel malts, soft toffee, touch of demerara sugar, soft fruits, mellow, nice soft malts, easy drinking
Palate - soft carb, medium body, slightly oily, smooth, soft sweet palate. Finish as main flavour, soft fruity caramel malts
Overall - Good, mellow, pleasant, soft fairly sweet premium bitter

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nilz (423) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle from the Fyne Ales shop. Dark reddish ale with minimal transient head, aroma was a malty sweetness, taste was a gentle dark fruits and sweet malts, pleasant enough.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
elbernays (653) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 29, 2013
Pours dark amber. Clear look with no head. Dark fruits in the flavour. Nose is a bit of spice, cherries. Smooth Flavour with nice finish. Low carbonation. Not bad for the type.


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