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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: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zimbo (754) - SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Darker than most Fyne brews but brown or not this is typically well Fyne made and possesses good tight structure. Aromas show a degree of complexity with a few whiffs of Christmas spice. Interesting

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3712) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2015
Clear amber colour, white head. Aroma of malts, straw and caramel. Light sweet malty flavour, straw, hops. Light bitter finish, straw, light sweetness.
(from 50cL bottle @ ZZT XI. Thanks for sharing today’s beers, Oirschot crew!)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (10175) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle @ ZZT XI. Clear dark orange golden color, medium sized off-white to beige head that lasts for quite a while. Smell and taste malts, a hint of caramel, lightly bready, decent bitter. Decent body and carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ansjelaah (1736) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle @ Zzt’11 thnx to joes. Brown color with a small head. Smells sweet, malty. Tastes caramel, sweet, malty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DutchDrebus (4775) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle @ ZZT11. Clear golden honey colour with a small off-white head. Smells caramel, sweet, malts, hopjes. Tastes malts, caramel, hopjes, herbs. Medium body, soft carbo.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gopherfan99 (912) - 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 (1925) - 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 (4496) - 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 (7119) - 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 (2119) - 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.


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