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Ilkley Mary Christmas

Brewed by Ilkley
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Ilkley, England


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Cask: Seasonal - Christmas; Bottle: Filtered.
A hint of fruit, spice and all things nice, infused in the best Caribbean rum. A Golden Ale with all the trimmings! Peace beer with you
Hops: Cascade (USA), Saaz (CZECH), Galaxy (AUS)
Food Match: Roast Turkey, Christmas Cake

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (6461) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle from Wine Rack, Leeds. Amber-orange without a head. Has some hoppy notes with a light orange citrus aroma and taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Martinus (4285) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2015
Amber colour, white head. Spicy aroma, cinnamon, cardamom, malts. Spicy flavour, malts, bit sweet. Finish spices, caramel, reminding of pumpkin pie.
(from 50cL bottle @ ZZT XI. Thanks for sharing today’s beers, Oirschot crew!)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (11364) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle @ ZZT XI. Clear rusty orange to light amber color, small white to off-white head. Smell and taste malts, caramel, light to moderately bitter and a hint of something weird I can’t quite put my finger on. Decent body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansjelaah (1746) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
Zzt’11 @joes. Clear brown color with a small white head. Smells herbs, spicy, malty. Tastes the same.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (5110) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle @ ZZT11. Clear amber colour with a small off-white head. Smells caramel, malts, spices. Tastes slightly spices, malts, caramel. Thin to medium body, soft carbo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gopherfan99 (1058) - CROATIA - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle; pours clear amber with a thin tan head; has a light aroma of caramel, malt, and Christmas spices; taste is bittersweet with caramel, Christmas spices, and malt; finishes light bitter with a little bit of spice; not bad

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackafholmes (827) - - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle from beer central, sheffield. Light copper with small white head. Smells of christmas spice and orange, taste is nicely sweet and dry bitterness. Quite thin, but nice mild carbonation. Ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5450) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
500ml dark bottle. Filtered. £3.20 from Bitter Virtue, Southampton. Mary Christmas 4.7%. A golden ale flavoured with rum and spices. It works. Very pleasant and attractive drink. A lot of these flavours can be had from using malt and yeast at the right temperature and in the right proportions, so no kudos to the brewer having to resort to spices and rum, but the end result is quite tasty. Tastes a bit like Saison and a bit like some Belgian beers, though with a little more toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (1392) - USA - DEC 6, 2014
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought at Bierhuis, Ossett. Amber ale with hint of fruit spices and a taste of rum. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (4201) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - dark honey colour with a nice head. Nose - dry biscuits cloves and honey. Taste - fruit cake, burnt raisins. Light spice and honey. Palate - close to medium bodied with a big tangy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - quite a few things going on. Good.

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