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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.


cards04's rating

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cards04 (1639) - Steinbach, Manitoba, - NOV 18, 2012
Pours a nice dark honey colour...aromas are cinnamon and clove, some sweet candy and banana aromas. Sweet flavours that go down smooth. Almost no bitterness detected. Good mouthfeel.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1711) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Cask at the Standing Order. Rich, light caramel, cinnamon spice, sweet toffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2664) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2014
A nice Christmas beer with just a hint of the traditional spices. It still tastes like a beer and not some crazy egg nog like concoction.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3468) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle: Pours slightly hazy, light amber with a frothy, off-white head. Apple, ginger, toffee aroma. Taste is sweet, nutmeg, gingerbread. Malty and creamy. A very nice holiday beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2757) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at Edward G Wylie, Glasgow - clear golden amber, large creamy off-white head, sweet malty aroma with a bit of fruit, excellent lacing, earthy, fruity flavour, oily texture, easy to drink, fruity aftertaste

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (4572) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2014
50cl Bottle, thanks to my in-laws! Just slightly hazy golden orange/amber colour, white head. Aroma of nutmeg, some faded cinnamon, pale malts. Flavour is also lots of nutmeg, cinnamon, clove powder, grain, bitter powdery finish. Light-bodied. OK, but a little heavy on the spice, becomes a bit cloying after a while.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MannyGoldberg (160) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Cask at Greyfriars, Perth- 28 December 2013. Amber colour with not much lacing. Plenty of spices and sweet malt in the aroma. Flavour is banoffee type sweetness and mild bitterness. Better than expected. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bjerkeaa (176) - NORWAY - NOV 30, 2013
Ochre colour with small white head. Aroma of sweet malt, honey and spices. Taste of malt and some spices. Soft bitter finish. Light-bodied and sof/flat carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
floydslip (161) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Caramel-amber colored beer with a thin white head that dissipates quickly into a surface foam. Sweet, resiny nose of light butterscotch, nutmeg, and vanilla. Flavor is not as sweet as the aroma, thankfully, but it is more sweet than anything else with undertones of subtle spice. This is followed by a light bitterness that sets it off a little bit. Still, there’s a waxy quality to the flavor that’s a little off putting. Not something I would seek out again.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vighals (1006) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2013
Brun med hvitt skum. Kornete, malt, honning. Søt, lite bryter, medium kullsyre.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bob_w (292) - new york, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2013
some banana and butter in the nose. there’s some spice as it opens up -- definitely cinnamon notes, very assertive. nutmeg is also easy to sense. smells like the gluwein i make at christmastime! nice dark butterscotch/amber color, big white head. lots of flavors jumbling around in this one, from spice, to butter to tangy notes. a bit thin on body. oxidation. this one is very old.


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