olliejobbins (328) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pint from the cask. Tastes and smells malty and fruity, pours with a smooth and creamy head. A brown/amber colour.And overall a good Christmas beer.
johndoughty (3286) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask.Tried on a family pre Christmas meal when I wasnít driving. Quite pleasant and slightly hoppy. A nice bitter but a Christmas ale- I dont think so.
unstablefable (210) - SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark amber brown, dense white head, aroma not much some light roasted notes small fudge, taste is but more animated toffee, biscuits, surprising hop kick at the end. Decent seasonal
wheresthepath (1285) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[Cask at Copa, Reading] Deep amber-red with a moderate white head. Caramel, caramel, caramel & a bit of toffee - yep, itís another Greene King bitter alright. Thereís a hint of spice & a dusty, dirty, twiggy bitterness, but gernerally itís rather sweet and very dull.
AleTsar (1331) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ JDW Elgin 171212
Reddish copper, clear, thin, dense white head, some lacing
Aroma of caramel malts, soft toffee, some yeast
Taste of caramel malts, light toasted malt, touch of toffee, quite yeasty, touch of dark fruits, odd herbal notes, cereals
Palate - medium body, fairly oily. Finish as main flavour, lingering bitter and bit astringent
Overall - Ordinary bitter with some odd flavours from the yeast. Wasnít that great.
RichTheVillan (836) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at JDW Arthur Robertson; standard English bitter dressed up in Xmas finery dark brown, bitter and cheap.
Rune (6125) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Half pint, hand pulled from cask at JDWs Angel. Tiny creamy, tan-coloured head. Deep dark amber body. Fine aroma of malts and resinous hops. Malt-fruity taste added by seasonal spices like ginger. Bittersweet ending. Likable (London, 25.11.2012).
swooper (1240) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
In robin hood cambridge. Neutrally to light malty aroma.almost creamy head. Hazy amber ruby might a bit darker . Medium bitterness and sweetness. Not a special flavour. Medium body. Average xmas beer
mr_h (1448) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask by handpump at Bertís Bar, Edinburgh - pours dark brown with a good head and no detectable aroma. Hint of apple and spice in the aftertaste.
TheCametron (1296) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 31, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Burlington Berties. Fruity malt flavour. Very slight hint of spice. Pretty uninspiring.