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

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   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.


LED40's rating

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LED40 (77) - - DEC 25, 2012
Xmas day. Copper in appearance with a thick head. Spice on the nose with cinnamon the most noticable. The taste is actually quite watery, with medium bitterness, caramel sweetness, cinnamon again on the taste and dark fruit. Not too carbonated but pleasant and easy to drink.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrJamesMcEwan (103) - SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2015
* Bottle. Pours cloudy dark orange brown, with a minimal off-white head. * Watery body, very low carbonation, very fine bubbles. * Aroma of dried fruit, spice & toffee. * Taste is caramel sweet, nutmeg & cinnamon. * Palate is light & moist, with some dry pepper traces. * Finish is light malty, refreshing, not drying, slightly sour end. * Strong aroma, light palate, watery body, pleasant taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sissio (799) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 30, 2015
Hazy orange copper, minimal orange cream head Cereals, hops, cream, biscuit butterscotch Butterscotch cream ending, nutmeg bitterness

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shigadeyo (3124) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Cloudy dirty golden color with a minimal offwhite crown. Butter toffee malt and a touch of spice in the aroma. The flavor is much the same with more dry and herbal noted coming through as the beer warms. Medium light body, smooth and soft on the tongue. Decent holiday bitter overall.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
allmyvinyl (5368) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2014
500ml bottle from Tesco. Pours clear golden amber, thin, short-lived white head. Aromas of spice, dried fruit. Taste is nutmeg, fairly dominated by the spice. Nutmeg-gy finish. A struggle.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bergstaden (1534) - Røros, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2014
Light amber with a white head - Malt aroma with a hint of spice - Malty body with a gentle spice flavour - Malt and the spices goes into the finish that is gentle on the spice - This was nice

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nilsas (2002) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2014
Lukt: Frisk syrlig duft av frukter og noe krydder.
Utseende: Dunkel mørk orange farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynn hinnne skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Fin fruktig smak med litt krydder og en sur søt ettersmak.
Hvor: "Kjøpt@Vaaland, Bryne, Nydt@Lokal hjemme tasting med Gorm
Medium: Flaske@500ml

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorm (1602) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2014
Dunkel lys brun farve med lys beige skum. Lukt av malt, karamell, frukt og krydder. Smak av malt, karamell, frukt og krydder. Lett bittersøt avslutning. Vaaland.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
IPAgutten79 (684) - Skui, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2014
Lys med lavt skum. Aroma av krydder, sitrus og malt. Smaken består av malt samt vag bitterhet i ettersmaken. Litt sur også.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frode (336) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle 50 cl.
Unclear orange brown, off-white head. Spicy, sweet, zesty, sour nose. Medium sweet, light bitter.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Holmen2 (1547) - NORWAY - NOV 9, 2014
From bottle at DSJT at Cardinal 09.11.14. Hazy golden. Small off-white head. Soft, fine hops and some sweetness in aroma and taste. Also a bit of pale malt. Low bitterness.


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