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


on tap

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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Bottle/keg: Filtered.
A full bodied, malty and fruity Christmas Ale with a refreshing bitter finish.

Aniela's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, - FEB 12, 2012
Draught at The Rover, Gothenburg december 2011. Amber beer with a offwhite head. Fruity, malty and fruity flavour. Butter, hoppy fruity aroma. A bit strange flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hrabren (855) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 1, 2016
Bottle appeared one winter few years ago at a local Konzum store in Zagreb. Shared with Marko. Amber, diminishing whiter head. Dominating malty aromas. Strong caramel in the beginning, dry fruits. Light, some hops in the finish, dry aftertaste. This could be much better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerBaboon (1950) - FINLAND - APR 2, 2016
Pours copper with white head. Aroma is caramel and berries. Flavour is light to medium bitter, metal, light sweet and berries.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ManVsBeer (8489) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle from Aldi, Eccles. Reddish-amber with a glow and no head. Has an easy-drinking texture with a light sweetness followed by a small bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (16416) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 23, 2016
50cl bottle. Pours clear dark amber colour with a mid-sized beige head. Aroma of red malt, red berries, nuts. Taste of mild bitter hops, red malt and berries, some nuts, okay!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MichaelAwesome (6422) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2016
Wie eigentlich erwartet ein recht klassisches mit einem leichten Schuss an Newcastle Brown (also zusätzlich noch mit Karamell und Zuckercoleur) veredelt. Darüberhinaus etwas zu wenig an Perlung, jedoch einfach zu trinken, trocken im Abgang und leicht würzig. Vollkommen in Ordnung.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Halfling_4132 (82) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2016
Appearance: clear Amber with small off white foam. Aromas: Malt, grassy, subtle caramel notes, quite metallic. Taste: very watery malt with a hint of nutmeg, very simple with alcohol flavour, Palate: light bodied with minimal depth, thin in texture watery bitter. Overall: Dissapointing seasonal offering, too watery for my taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
lokis333 (372) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - FEB 14, 2016
Clear amber color with minimal off white foam. Aromas of light malt and bit metallic tones, very typical casual bitter. Palate, Light body with light texture leaving little hint of malt on the aftertaste. Taste of watered down bitter, bit metallic, malty and not amazing. Overall, poor bitter, not recomended.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
McTapps (6448) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2016
Bottle from Rudat in Dortmund. The beer has got a clear light amber colour with a thin body and low head. Aroma of malt and vanilla. Taste of malt, mild hops, vanilla, caramel and bread. Malty-vanilla finish. Quite thin and blend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wekker84 (2160) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2016
Bottle a amber colored beer with a white head aroma malts caramel citrus fruits and hops flavor malts citrus fruits spicy and hops

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VDuquerroux (1183) - Airvault, FRANCE - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle, 50cL. Home. Christmas gift from my colleagues. A sparkling brown mahogany clear beer with a medium off-white head ; medium retention. Roast, caramel, herb, floral. Light to medium dry bitter refreshing, sweet note. Light to medium body, thin texture, average carbonation, bitter dry refreshing finish. Overall, ok pleasant bitter. Christmas Ale ??

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