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


on tap

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RATINGS: 115   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mike_77 (4567) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014
Hazy brown colour. No head. Has a fairly typical malt flavour with a slight fruitiness. Far too gassy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marko (4540) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 16, 2014
Another overpriced Christmas ale that suddenly appeared in Croatia. 4 Euros for a bottle. Eh. Thanks Hrabren for sharing this! Poured a ruby/amber body with a small off white head. The aroma is adequately fruity, caramelly, malt dominated really, with a dose of dried figs. While the hops don’t make much of an impact there, they do in the taste - which is also quite fruity, backed by a smooth maltiness, with note of cherries, creamy too - giving it a slightly bigger than expected dose of bitterness then, though hardly appealing. And that’s generally what’s the fault with this - the deScriptors look good on paper, and yet in practice, they fall flat, too light, watery, kinda feeling diluted (obviously not), not terribly Christmasey, without enough bang for the buck. Too light for its own good, though not the worst ale you can run into, far from it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerViking (3587) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle from Aldi, mahogany pour with a fast-settling head, malty and slightly candyish nose, full bodied and dry-sweet with faint spice hints. A decent winter ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (6815) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 3, 2014
Bottled 500ml. -from local Konzum supermarket. Pale amber coloured, small off-white head, toffee and metal in the nose. Sweet malty, buttery, caramel, slight fruity and metallic with hint of spices and ice coffee. Short and rather sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (5511) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2014
50cl bottle from Tesco’s, camberley. Reddish chestnut with a tight beige head; aroma of stale malts with a hint of red fruit; a sweet malty body with a touch of spice; and a drier finish showing signs that a few hops were included.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
christhoel (286) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2014
this is a good christmas ale and the last batch of my present festive batch and its not that bad a good stocking filler orange, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, thick feel, average carbonation, bitter,

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
StueyD (1549) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2014
A dark orange-brown coloured beer with a frothy but weak white head. A very light, almost non-deScript aroma, there is a mild hint of malt and a touch of spice. Dry mouthfeel. A dry malty flavour, some spice and caramel, this is followed by a slightly tart hoppiness. The finish is short and hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grzesiek79 (3684) - Radom, POLAND - SEP 17, 2014
Slaby niestety Bitterek swiateczny. Nieco chmielny jest ale karmelowy i to az nadto. Nieco przypraw swiatecznych wyczulem, zwlaszcza gozdziki. Kolor ciemno herbaciany, niewielka piana i typowo swiateczna etykieta.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Calisky (2161) - ALSACE, FRANCE - AUG 7, 2014
Bière offerte par Jaghana. Couleur ambrée sombre, très légère mousse. Nez de malt caramel et malt a whisky. Gout doux et houblonné, et malt caramel leger. Petite amertume en fin de bouche. Bonne bitter, merci Jaghana!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jaghana (5092) - 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.

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