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


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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2850) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Cask at the Standing Order. Rich, light caramel, cinnamon spice, sweet toffee.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
abemorsten (2831) - MosterÝy, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2012
500 ml shared bottle at Cardinal. Clear golden with a white big bubbled film. Honey and crystal malts on the nose. Malty sweet with a boiled honey flavor. Light to medium body. Short finish revealing a faint bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (2798) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear deep golden/copper with a lasting white head. Aroma of sweet malt and spices. Pretty light and refreshing with a slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2714) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AshtonMcCobb (2697) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2011
50cl bottle. Pours an amber colour with a nice sized head. Without even lifting the glass, the Christmas spices are obvious. On closer inspection, the nutmeg is the obvious spice, itís so obvious that itís hard to get much of the malt behind though you somehow know itís there. The taste is more of the same. The palate is initially interesting but really itís a one-dimensional nutmeg thing. Overall, this amount of nutmeg probably has some health benefits but I couldnít see me having another.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (2663) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden amber with a off-white head. Aroma of pale malts, caramel, fruit and spices. Flavor was sweet and lightly bitter with caramel, cinnamon, fruit and xmas spices with a thin and watery texture.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holmen1 (2575) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2012
Fra flaske pŚ Cardinaltreff des-12: som en golden ale med litt krydder. Kort ettersmak. Et typisk session beer, men allikevel bedre enn standard pÝseÝl.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daje (2556) - NORWAY - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle, february 7th 2013. Clear amber body, low white head. Aroma of toffee and cinnamon. Taste is very malty with some more cinnamon, sweet palate and medium body, not bad but admittedly boring-

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ALLOVATE (2437) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2012
Pours an attractive, radiant deep orange, not quite bright, with a big, dense, rocky white crown fuelled by fine streams of bubbles. Pronounced nutmeg and cinnamon on the nose with an odd hint of ginger and root beer, and toasted marshmallow. Unexpectedly raw and bitter, herbaceous hops in the mouth. The cinnamon and nutmeg blend in to the biscuity toasted malts to give a savoury edge to itís sweet front. Mild buttery notes and hints of caramel are forgettable. Not too long in the finish, ends quite crisp, the body light and adequate carbonation gives it bounce. This wasnít too bad a drop but I canít see it being overly sessionable! (50cL, BBE 02/13, Cellarbrations Kinross)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2413) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Pours a one finger white head that fades quickly to a ring leaving traces of lace. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Clear amber color. Nose is light malty and flavor is malt with hints of nutmeg. $5.95 for a 500ml bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA.

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