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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - December. Also available bottled.
A dark copper coloured Christmas ale, traditionally hopped with Fuggles and a hint of seasonal nutmeg and cinnamon.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2011
500 ml bottle from Premier Gourmet. Pours cloudy, amber in colour, with huge offwhite head, which leaves tonnes of lacing. Aroma is slightly bitter, hint of nutmeg and cinnamon. Taste is similar. Xmas spices are mild, making this an enjoyable drink!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (6806) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2011
500 ml bottle as a trade bonus from Michael-pollack- thanks, Pollack! Pours a cloudy yellow-orange with a small eggshell white head. Aroma of nutmeg, pale malts, sawdust, straw, grass, and some fruit. Flavor of grass, wood, earth, straw, nutmeg, dry grains, and paper. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a crisp mouthfeel. Dry finish. Did not really get any cinnamon. Not a bad bitter, though.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
esp0r (2088) - NORWAY - DEC 24, 2011
Bottle at home
Deep golden, big beige head. Smells of christmas spices and perfume. Taste is medium malty with ok sweetness. Bitter finish. Miss alot of balance. Totally a perfumic bomb that don’t work as a beer for me

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
CalumScotland (141) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2011
Not Big fan of bitters but its a nice christmas drink love the label good one for adding to the colection

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mike_77 (3378) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2011
Red brown colour. Aroma is of cinnamon, clove, ginger. Flavour is similar just like Xmas pudding. Texture is thin and watery.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gr0ve (2155) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2011
500 ml bottle. Light copper. Crystal clea. Small white fine laced head. Acidic spicy nose. Christmas spices; cinnamon and nutmeg. Some black pepper. OK carbonation level. Body is rather light. Taste of spices dominate everything else. Bready notes. Nothing special, and there is no reason to buy more.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClubGonzo (4226) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2011
Bottle @ Baran, Bergen. Deep coppery orange body, medium white head. Aroma is caramel malts with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is light caramel tones, hints of nutmeg and crisp hops. Very drinkable, as expected. Mellow but quite all right, except for a few tones of wet paper in the back which detracts the score a bit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (5762) - ITALY - DEC 4, 2011
ambrata schiuma media discreta persitenza naso leggermente speziato cannella in bocca discreto malto leggero caramello spezia delicata non molto amara

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeKeller (899) - Kemi, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2011
Bottle @ Olutravintola Kukko, Kemi. Cinnamon and banana on the nose. Caramel malty taste with bananic notes. Quite light and easy to drink but still reasonably tasty.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olio (6495) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2011
50 cl bottle @ Kahdet Kasvot, Tampere.
Pours clear copper colour with medium head. Aroma of spices, grass, malts and caramel. Flavour of spices, malts, hay, mild herbal notes and caramel. A bit too spicy and thus somewhat offensive.
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