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Cottage Delight Grumpy Santa Beer

Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (21549) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2016
13th February 2016
Thanks to my in-laws for this one! Bright clear gold - amber beer, tidy pale cream colour head. Palate is light, mildly dry and is finely crisp. Thin malts bring a mild tangy caramel, not that sweet. Ripe fruits in to a very mild floral bitterness. Light dry finish. Entertaining.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4874) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle. Bronze and clear with virtually no head. Biscuit like flavour but not sure why it is called a Christmas beer.Its a pleasant bitter-no more, no less.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1920) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 15, 2015
Appearance: Light golden brown. Clear. Tiny bit of head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, not much else.
Taste: Malt, some sweetness. Standard.
Bought: Gift from Mrs, 500 ml, £?.??
Info: 12/6-2015, BB: 30/9-2015

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sdmmb (1634) - USA - FEB 25, 2015
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought from Bierhuis in Ossett. Enjoyable golden ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 24, 2014
Probably one of the better gifts I received this year, if only for the packaging. The beer itself isnít spectacular but will do. Orange amber with some suggestion of white head that buggered off in short order. Sweet malty aromas of cracked malt biscuits and toffeeish brown sugar. This is very much evident in the flavour. Tasty enough, but Iím conscious that Iíll probably need a shot of insulin with this. Cheers Ned.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackHaddock (6085) - 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 (4200) - 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 (5887) - 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 (3861) - 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 (7314) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - 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.

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