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

bottled
common

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zymurgeist2 (1114) - 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 (11599) - 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 donít 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 (514) - 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 (6780) - 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 (5071) - 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 Iíve had in the last few days.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
heemer77 (5108) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 14, 2011
A slightly hazy deep bronze colored body with a thin khaki head. A nose of light oranges and bread crust is up front. Hints of raw hay come through, making me think of a hay loft. Hay and orange rind is the dominant flavor at the start. Then I get some bread crust and roasted unsalted peanut shells. A decent drink with a fair amount of carbonation, but the finish is like club soda.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11645) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2011
50cl bottle. Small off-white head atop clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, some herbal. Taste is medium sweet, orange, light earthy, light herbal. Light body, somewhat watery.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
TedBrogan19 (5) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2010 does not count
Slightly stale/ yeasty nose with trace amounts of spices. Thin mouthfeel close to many american pale lagers. Hints of cinnamon and clove with barely any substantial hop presence. Tasted like a spiced, old Budweiser. Bought at Bestway in Greensboro for 6$. Worst holiday beer Iíve yet tried

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KnutAlbert (6267) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2010
Bottle in Scotland. Cinnamon and nutmeg, tastes like white pepper, too. A decent beer base for the spices, tather light at 4.3%, but this would have been nice on cask. Would be fine with Christmas food, too.


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