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


on tap


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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
marcus (9235) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
michael-pollack (4959) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
heemer77 (5297) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13318) - 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.

   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 I’ve yet tried

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KnutAlbert (6713) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Golden color pour with a thin white head. Very spicy nose with aromas of cinnamon, vanilla bean, cardamom, and gingerbread. Sadly the taste bears little resemblance to the bright and spicy aroma. Flavor is bready and slightly bitter. Cereal malt lingers on the palate. Mouthfeel is thin. I would have loved for this beer to have a larger malt backbone and more spice in the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (4948) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 22, 2010
From a 500 ml Bottle. This poured a clear copper color with a large off-white head and sticky lacing rings. Nose caramel malts with some cinnamon. Body is medium with a soft mouthfeel like you get from hand pulled casks. Interesting how they manage to get this in a bottle. the flavor sweet caramel malts, some light floral hops, and again some spices like nutmeg and cinnamon. Very tasty and well made winter seasonal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2010
500 mL bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized offwhite creamy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, caramel, spices and a bit of butterscotch. The taste is grainy malts, nutty notes, some toastiness, a bit of citrus and a spicy finish. Medium bodied. Decent beer.

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