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Brewed by Ilkley
Style: Brown Ale
Ilkley, England

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Cask; Seasonal - Christmas. Also available bottled.
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


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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NickT (4) - Cheshire, - DEC 31, 2013
This was a bottle in a mixed case. After having some of the richer darker ales, this one seemed a little plain. It's a nice enough beer, but not special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3890) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle. Yellow with a small head. Spicy with a trace of toast .Quite unusual with a range of flavours floating around. I usually think that fairly average strength Christmas beers are usually disappointing but this one was not.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
s_hartshorne (1093) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle cotteridge wines Birmingham. Copper beer halo white head. Aroma is slight Xmas spice fruit malts. Taste I is same quite sweet ok bitter finish. Medium body. Ok but not one of the best from ilkley by far.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14513) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2014
1st March 2014
Bright clear gold beer, good bubbly white head. Palate is light and crisp. Mild minerals. Mild marmalade. Whispers of lactose and lemon. Very mild spice and a light fruity finish. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamesie1857 (1351) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
500ml bottle from Beer Central, Sheffield - Brass coloured body, thin white head. Nose is slightly ginger, a bit metallic. Taste is dry, uninspiring, but nothing offensive. Ilkley do much better than this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5113) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2014
500ml Bottle - Amber in colour. Lemon, ginger, rum and pine in the aroma. Nicely balanced taste with notes of melon, festive spices, rum and pine.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7948) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Cask at the Sussex Arms, 28/12/13. Lightly hazed golden with a moderate off white covering. Nose is spice forward, cinammon, root ginger, dark fruits, bready fruit loaf notes. Taste comprises dark fruits, bready malt, nutmeg, 5 spice, cinabonn roll. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying conclusion laden with spices. Decent Xmas affair, an effort has been made to load some different levels of spice flavour into this beer unlike other offerings who just tweak up a standard bitter add a dollop more sugar an a pinch of spice. Well done Ilkley!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (2531) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Cask at the Sussex arms. Thanks Colin. Golden light amber pour with a fleeting white head. Aroma is fennel and liquorice. Flavour is nutty malt and fennel liquorice. Quite sweet medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (2168) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This golden beer has toffee and citrus flavours with spicy winter fruits and a bitter hoppy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2013
My midnight tipple. Happy Christmas to all in Ratebeerland. Pours orange gold with a slender white collar. Aroma of lager-like pale malts, green herb, floral and farmyard yeast, discreet spice- possibly nutmeg. Dry and yeasty with nut husk bitterness, soapy hop, nutmeg and rum. Possibly some strudel and pineapple in there. Clinging bitterness. Functional.


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