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Brewed by Davenports (prev Highgate) (HWBC Ltd)
Style: Bitter
Walsall, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 2.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Seasonal - Winter.
Fresh malty taste gives way to a long hoppy sensation and light fruity aftertaste.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BlackHaddock (4150) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2012
Highgates Christmas offering: hand pulled pint in my local Wetherspoons on 19th Dec 2011. Lovely amber body with a good firm creamy coloured crown of foam on top. The smells were of malty molasses and caramel sweets, a bit to sweet for my liking. The taste was also too sweet, even for me: the blend of ingrediants being bland, boring and uninspired. Far to soft and smooth for a UK bitter, wintery or not: a failure in my eyes.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2012
Cask Conditioned Handpump Moon On The Square Northampton. A chestnut coloured beer with a whitish bubbly head. A thin grassy aroma. Sweet in the mouth. A hint of oak or whiskey. Berry fruits and bready malts. Quite tasty.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2011
Srandsted windmill. Not very interesting arima. Nice amber white clear. Medium.sweetness light warmy light bitterness. Smooth beer warmy not many flavours as i expected

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheresthepath (1621) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2011
[Cask at Back of Beyond (JDW), Reading] Light amber-gold, small white head, slight fizz. Toffee with orangey hints and some spice at the back of the throat. Going in the right direction for Christmas, but needs to be darker, stronger, richer and with more - well, more everything really. In other words, itís a bit bland.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4679) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2011
Cask at the London & County (JDW), Eastbourne. Golden amber with a tight white head; orange aroma; fruity, orange flavour thatís quite full on, then sweeter and lightly bitter with a touch of spice to finish. Quite appealing.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ The York, London, England.
Clear medium amber orange color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, apple. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft. [20090102]

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Cask at the Ribs of Beef, Norwich, "Post-Xmas Crawl Part 2", 28th Dec 08. Amber, line of head. Weak aroma and average flavour. I expected better from a winter seasonal. Bland & uninspired.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2008
A Mes rate. Cask at the Ranelagh. Clean dark gold with a thin white head. Strong fruity malt aroma with plenty of berries and a hint of caramel. Similar flavour with a nutty note in the finish. Straight forward but reasonably tasty.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2007
Cask Conditioned @ Humble Plumb, Soton. Caramelly malt in a thick chunky body. Sweet and sticky with a general lack of hops.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2007
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Pale amber. Pear fruit aroma. Light, crisp fruity taste with some background malt. Gentle on the palate. Low bitterness. This is the first beer I have seen which incorporates flashing lights in the pumpclip, which also features a cartoon of a young lady dressed as Santa Claus wearing fishnet stockings. What will they think of next?


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