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Ilkley Mary Christmas

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


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hippoman (520) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2016
Cask at The Bishop Langley, Durham, £3.10/pint. Slightly hazy, deep amber beer with a smooth, off-white head. Laces well. The nose is full of ginger, cinnamon and sweet syrup - I fear another Christmas spice bomb. Indeed there are plenty of herbal and spicy tones to the flavour and tastes sweet and sugary to the extent that I found it cloying after even one sip. There are some tart cranberry flavours too, which balance it out a bit and I found it to have more going for it than most spiced beers but it’s not really my thing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (5543) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2015
500ml bottle. Clear, copper-ish, dark amber colour with average, thick, creamy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Spicy aroma has a touch of clove and rabbit piss-drenched hay. Taste is minimally fruity and mildly spicy, hints of red berries, a touch of plum, very cautious hints of clove, ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon. Undetermined, unfocused, boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (8326) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours deep ruby amber, nose is ginger, spices, caramel, fruity, taste is similar, sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7373) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2015
Cask-conditioned at the Lime Kiln, Bristol, 9/12/2015. Deep gold with a decent, off-white, head. Cinnamon, orange fruits and a hint of brown sugar, before a moderately bitter finish. An OK Christmas beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (3483) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2015
Gravity cask@coopers tavern, Burton on Trent. Drinks after my final day working in Burton. Ruby Amber beer with residual head. Aroma of red berries and cinnamon. Taste is fruity, red berries and cinnamon. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tinylightsrecs (437) - - DEC 5, 2015
Bottle from Glug Newcastle. Pours deep dark Amber with thin soapy light brown head. Lovely spicy flavours with hints of orange, cinnamon, rum. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (6851) - 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 (4317) - 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 (11825) - 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.

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