Brewed by Greene King
Style: Bitter
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Bottle/keg: Filtered.
A full bodied, malty and fruity Christmas Ale with a refreshing bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jaghana (4951) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle 50cl, a clear amber red beer with low off white head. Nose is on caramel and caramalt. Aroma is on caramel, toasted caramel, honey, good hops bitterness with light resin, clean, touch of diacetyl, toasted nuts. Medium bitterness duration at the finish with malty notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BitchPls (671) - FINLAND - MAR 5, 2014
Clear, red and brown beer with a beige head. Malt and pilsner like hoppy aroma. Caramel, cooked vegetables, a hint of metal and some bitterness. Light to medium body. Not good, not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
KennethArd (358) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2014
Fruity malt profile. Clear amber with long lasting medium head. Sweet malt, fruity and some refreshing light bitterness. Medium body, sticky texture & lively carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brandman (2516) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2014
Clear copper body, white head. Aroma has nuts, malts, fruity and piney hops. Flavour is quite same. Nice example of quite normal bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (6193) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 31, 2013
500ml Bottle. Poured a crystal clear dark amber with a frothy very light tan head. The aroma is malt yeast hop with a little fruit. The flavour is medium bitter with a fruity bitter hop palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Nothing special. An average English bitter with a touch of fruit.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
holdleder (261) - Kongerslev, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
50 cl. flaske. 4,2 % . Ikke megen Rocking Rudolph over denne øl. Meget svag lysebrunt farve. Smagen behager ikke

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5450) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
500ml clear glass bottle. Filtered. Dark amber malty beer. Quite clean, but tasty and pleasant. Mild caramel notes. I do like a malty brew, and this is well done, even with the lowered abv from the original, and the filtering. Drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (3578) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle from Tesco, Gateshead. This is a dark red brown beer with almond and burnt toffee flavours, red fruity notes and a sweet and roasted finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
SperkeleForce (791) - FINLAND - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle 50 cl. Pours copper amber with small white lacing head. Malty, nuts, caramel, pines, bread. Kind of bit weird harsh lame taste in this, slight bitter finish. Mellows down abit after awhile.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (5194) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
Clear 500ml bottle claiming to be a Hardy & Hansons beer brewed in Bury St Edmunds by Greene King: poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard at home on 17th Dec 2013. Taken with a meat platter of Wiltshire Ham, German Peppered salami and a Pork Pie! Good looking beer, huge head of lightly tanned foam on top of a clear mid-mahogany body. Malty feel to the aroma with a toffee apple hint. The taste is also malt led, with a fruity trace. There is a mild Christmassy spiciness but not enough to get excited about. Originally a 5.0% ABV beer I believe, it needs that extra alcohol and the oomph it would give to this OK brew. This is just better than average for a mass produced UK Winter brew, but it could be so much better if they’d kept too the higher alcohol level IMHO.

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