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

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RATINGS: 92   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palme (2988) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2011
0.5l bottle @ Baran. A crystal clear amber orange beer with a nice everlasting and heavy lacing just off-white head. Aroma is mild with some caramel and light spicy, but lots and lots of nutmeg! Mild oily mouthfeel and a average to soft carbonation level. Ginger tones in the flavor but also a strange almost licorice touch before the nutmeg kicks in and overwhelms the whole beer. Continues with cinnamon and a really low bitterness towards the ending. Really light drinkable and a good mild Christmas beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (2383) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear deep golden/copper with a lasting white head. Aroma of sweet malt and spices. Pretty light and refreshing with a slightly bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scotty (1031) - SCOTLAND - NOV 26, 2011
Attractive copper colour with a thick white head. Good spicy character to the fore, finish is fairly long lasting. Full bodied. Liked this a lot!

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
BenH (2012) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 18, 2011
From bottle. Pours amber with white head. Aroma of toffee, nutmeg and vanilla. Taste has lots of cinnamon and nutmeg, far too much, major nutmeg party. First sip was interesting, a complete chore after that. Down the sink job.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
northropfrye (1944) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 9, 2011
Bottle. Really lackluster aroma - hard to detect anything here. Nice dark orange colour with solid white head. Taste is kind of sweet, cinnamon, spicy, but none of these flavours are very pronounced. Creamy palate. Credible.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AshtonMcCobb (2104) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2011
50cl bottle. Pours an amber colour with a nice sized head. Without even lifting the glass, the Christmas spices are obvious. On closer inspection, the nutmeg is the obvious spice, itís so obvious that itís hard to get much of the malt behind though you somehow know itís there. The taste is more of the same. The palate is initially interesting but really itís a one-dimensional nutmeg thing. Overall, this amount of nutmeg probably has some health benefits but I couldnít see me having another.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9068) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with an average, creamy off-white head, medium-short retention with fair lacing. Aroma is cereal, straw, grain, and honey malt with fruity esters and light cedar, cinnamon, and nutmeg notes. Flavor is medium bitterness with a nice, supporting malt background, light spices, and flavorful fruity esters. Light body and warmth, medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2377) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Pours a one finger white head that fades quickly to a ring leaving traces of lace. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Clear amber color. Nose is light malty and flavor is malt with hints of nutmeg. $5.95 for a 500ml bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (2897) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 26, 2011
Pours a very pretty bright orange with a big fluffy off white head and good lace. The aroma of the beer is dominated by a nice fresh ginger aroma, but has a crackery dry malt character and some mild bright fruit. The flavor is very dry & slightly spicy with some pepper and mild ginger. The beer has a good bready dry malty character. Overall I really like this beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nikiel (870) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 16, 2011
Bottle with Carla. Pours an amber-gold with off-white foam. Smells sweet with hints of nutmeg. Tastes sweet with nutmeg and ginger with just a hint of bitterness at the end.


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