Brewed by Inveralmond
Style: Bitter
Perth, Perth and Kinross, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Cask; Seasonal - December. Also available bottled.
A dark copper coloured Christmas ale, traditionally hopped with Fuggles and a hint of seasonal nutmeg and cinnamon.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
abemorsten (3036) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2012
500 ml shared bottle at Cardinal. Clear golden with a white big bubbled film. Honey and crystal malts on the nose. Malty sweet with a boiled honey flavor. Light to medium body. Short finish revealing a faint bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (6446) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2012
Medium beige head. Clear amber body with light carbonation. Spicy cinnamon and lavender aroma with perfumy fruity notes. Dryish spicy lavender taste with cinnamon and cardamom notes. Mid-bodied. Slightly hot, prickling mouthfeel. Dryish dried fruit and paper aftertaste with herbal dusty lavender notes. Not bad, but a bit too spiced and artificial. (0.5l bottle, Meny Oslo City.)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holmen1 (3127) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2012
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff des-12: som en golden ale med litt krydder. Kort ettersmak. Et typisk session beer, men allikevel bedre enn standard pøseøl.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
unstablefable (227) - SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2012
Pours copper with a white head with small bubbles. Aroma is sweet with some Christmas spices cinnamon and deep malts, taste is similer, grain, surprisingly rich. Nice pint via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cards04 (2061) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
Pours a nice dark honey colour...aromas are cinnamon and clove, some sweet candy and banana aromas. Sweet flavours that go down smooth. Almost no bitterness detected. Good mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Nilz (434) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2012
500ml Bottle pours a yellow-amber with a frothy head. Aroma mainly light hops some sweetness with faint spiciness. Taste a gentle hopness, milder spiciness than I might have counted on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lembeek (143) - ITALY - JUN 25, 2012
Aroma di malti tostati, caramello con sentori fruttati e di chiodi di garofano. Gusto dolce con sentori di cannella e chiodi di garofano. Amaro moderato. Finale secco

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
garza (570) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - JUN 13, 2012
Copper colour with average white head. Nutmeg and other spices in the aroma but very subtle. Some spiced flavour at first but after it gets watery and unpleasant. Light sweetness and lightly bitter. Light body, oily feel, soft carbonation and a water malt flavoured finish. Did not like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnar (5975) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2012
Bottle from MyBrewerytap.com. Pours clear amber with a huge frothy off-white head. Aroma of spices, cinnamon earthy malts. Taste is light sweet malts with assorted christmas spices. Not very well incorperated.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2012
0.5 L bottle, purchased @Lørenskog Brusshop. Body is clear deep gold, covered by a low creamy off-white head. Not mush for the nose here, a faint whiff of creamed caramel and some dusty hops. Light malt body. Fairly dry, and not very flavorfull. Lively carbonation, watered down mouthfeel. SOm bittering hopdcan be noticed in the finish. No offs, but utterly unexciting. Probably far better from a well kept cask.

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