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Cottage Delight Grumpy Santa Beer

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackHaddock (4124) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2014
500ml Bottle: BBD the end of June 14. This Christmas present was opened late on 7th Jan 14 and poured into an Abbot Ale tankard at home while everyone else slept. Slight haze to my golden/amber brew, the head a thin white covering that soon became a wisp and collar. Piney hop nose with a citrus front, that citrus smell carries on into the taste and almost hides the biscuity maltiness that is within the flavours once the beer calms down in your mouth. A bit too citrusy for my liking, but others love those lemon and lime like flavours from whatever hops the brewer chooses to use: itís not something Iíll have again but it suited the sliced ham with herbs and Welsh cheese I had with it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dEnk (4032) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle @ tht. Aroma is fruity, piney hops, some winey notes, Flavour is quite bitter, some liquorice and a hoppy finish. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
berkshirejohn (4674) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
50cl bottle from Longacres, Windlesham. Pale amber with a white head; citrus aroma; caramel citrus taste; with a clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrHangover (2726) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle @ Deans Winter Shelter Tasting, courtesy of sic1314. Pours a clear amber beer with light white head on top. Aroma is very faint, light grains and malts going on, nothing more. Flavor is medium sweet and itís fairly uninteresting really.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (4956) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle at Deans Winter Shelter Tasting. Poured a crystal clear medium amber with a bubbly white head. The aroma is creamy caramel hop. The flavour is medium bitter with a smooth malty hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Ideal for a session.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3792) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
Poured light yellow with a small white ring. Aroma of sweet citrus and soft malt. Medium body, flavour of tangerines and bitter hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (8924) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
Sampled from bottle @ Deans Winter Shelter Tasting. Clear golden color, small white head. Smell and taste malts, lightly hops, lightly bitter, lightly fruity. Not bad at all, a lot better than expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
worldbeertaste (1693) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
Medium light gold with a white frothy, lasting head. Nice tropical smell with malt, caramel and fruit. Tastes of sweet fruity, malt, with a bitter grassy, acid citrus finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (5729) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle shared at Deanís Winter Shelter Tasting. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, light caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (5727) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
sample courtesy of and shared with SIC1314 @ THTasting. Thin white head, Clear pale golden pour. Low carbonation.

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