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

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   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.


3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
piscator34 (1960) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 27, 2010
Bottled sample. Medium gold in colour with moderate carbonation. ARomas are of orange marmalade, nutmeg, cinnamon, Christmas cookies and a bot of yeast. The nutmeg gets a bit overpowering in the mouth, and doesn’t blend quite so well with the elements of crispy pale malts and other more vague spice notes. Dry savory finish. The aroma is great, but the spices throw the flavor and mouthfeel out of balance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3201) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Pour is an almost red with a large white head. Aroma is spiced out the wazoo. Flavor is also all about the spice. I deffinatly get the nutmeg and cinnamon. Finish leaves a little earthy malt on the tounge. Enjoyable and sessionable even with all the spice.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (10979) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 19, 2010
Bottle from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Pours copper with a foamy two finger beige head. Mild xmas spice aroma. Medium body; foamy carb. There’s a lot of flavor. Nutmeg? Evergreen? Malt. Not too strong, but definitely entertaing. Actually towards dry. Spiced bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (6850) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a cream colored head. Caramel and light toasty aroma with some mineral notes. Caramel flavor with mineral, light citrus, and light grass. Medium bodid. Caramel lingers with mineral and lemon.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2010 A - Caramel, bread and yeast A - Clear golden colour, with white pillowy head T - Sweet, with light bitterness P - Medium body, with a touch more carbonation then I like O - A nice bitter, I wish we got more here

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Joakgust (872) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2010
Cask. Hazy red brown beer with a large head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, sourish hops and some dried fruit. Flavor is dry malty with notes of dried fruit and campari. Pretty nice bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4008) - Burgos, SPAIN - DEC 22, 2009
Cask @ State Bar. Amber colour, off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts and spices, cinnamon, cloves. Flavour of caramel malts, cloves and fruits. Some sweetness. A bit watery.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2009
cask in Filmhouse Cinema Bar edinburgh ... crisp copper ... soft spice ... little orange peel nose ... sweet clovey hop ... light fruit ... very soft... bit over clove dominated

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (13633) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2008
Cask gravity at Pigs Ear BF 07. Clear copper, ginger aroma, clearly some spice, bit of a sting, but emptyish in mouth. Bit dull.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8672) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2007
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Pigs Ear BF. A copper coloured beer with a whitish head. The aroma has spices: cinnamon and ginger. The taste has more ginger within a fairly ordinary butn drinkable bitter. Not bad.


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