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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: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10830) - San Diego, California, 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 (2473) - 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 (3575) - 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 (879) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zymurgeist2 (1321) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Nice sweet spice aroma. Clear orange, copper with white head. Nice nutmeg flavor. A crisp beer with good malt as well.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (13616) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
A: The beer pours an orange/amber color with a finger of white head that settles down to a thin layer. S: Quite a bit of spice here. Cinnamon is certainly there as well as some spicy hop notes. Bread, caramel, and toffee malts and a slight creaminess to it. Perhaps a little bit of yeast in there too. T: A pronounced spiciness to the flavor as well with some nutmeg and cinnamon as well as some spicy hop notes. Sweet caramel and toffee with a little bit of bread. M: The body is on the light end of medium with a moderate level of carbonation. D: This was an alright beer. Not bad but I don’t really care whether or not I have this again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
doublebock (528) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Cloudy golden color. Aroma of an American light pilsner with hint of orange and cloves. Not much complexity or personality, very light and watery with some lemon grass but too much Budweiser going on here. .

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
marcus (7671) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 20, 2011
Bottle from BevMo Arden. Pours slightly hazy golden with a massive off-white head and a fruit and spice aroma. This medium-bodied ale has a thin pale malt flavor with some slightly raunchy spices and a dry bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2011
500ml Bottle: Aroma of malt, caramel, and diacetyl. Poured orange/amber in color with a medium-sized, creamy, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Many tiny and small particles throughout. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of malt, light caramel, light diacetyl, and some vegetables. Medium body. Slick, then slightly sticky, and lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, caramel, and diacetyl finish is lightly dry.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83 (5811) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2011
500 ml bottle. This beer poured a copper color with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma had spice notes, cinnamon, touch of nutmeg, caramel malts. Was an okay brew, but a bit too much like some of their other brews I’ve had in the last few days.


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