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Formerly brewed at Hardys & Hansons
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Nottingham, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Seasonal - Winter
Based on an old brewery recipe, this is s strong satisfying, full-flavoured winter ale. Challenger, Target, Goldings and cascade hops provide a subtle citric hop aroma, followed by a distinctive late bitterness on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9166) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 15/12/2004 Golden coloured hoppy and slightly fruity. Some dryness in a lasting malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (15792) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2005
Cask handpull, Westgate JDW Canterbury Xmas 2004. Pale gold strong bitter with interesting hops from the cascades and some pale malt. Odd for a winter beer as it follows more the summer golden beer recipe

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5450) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2005 Jan, 2005: JDW, Gravesend. A spicy Golden Ale. Pale malt base with notes of warm ginger and muddied citric hops. Slightly oily body. A feel of alcohol strength. A summer ale twisted into a winter ale and working well. [3.5]
Jan, 2005:<?b>JDW, Rochester: Soft passionfruit and grapefruit notes swarming all over this delicate and quaffable golden ale. [3.3]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2004
The presence of Cascade in the ingredient list indicates that this isn’t likely to be a traditional Christmas ale. And it isn’t. The colour is pale amber. The aroma is modest, with some flowery, grassy hop. Clean and fresh on the palate, with grassy hop again. Not much malt character in evidence - this clearly uses pale malt. Slightly sweet, finishing with a touch of bitterness. This is a reasonable strong bitter but, when all is said and done, there’s not really that much going on. It’s not clear whether this is a new regular seasonal, or a one-off brewed for JDW - the company website is particularly useless for beer information. Cask (handpump) at Lord Moon of the Mall (JDW), Whitehall, London.

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