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

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Enjoyit (3601) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
Unclear amber of color with a small off white head. An aroma of sweets, malt and appels. A flavor of fruit, appels, sweets and hay.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3568) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 26, 2011
Pours a very pretty bright orange with a big fluffy off white head and good lace. The aroma of the beer is dominated by a nice fresh ginger aroma, but has a crackery dry malt character and some mild bright fruit. The flavor is very dry & slightly spicy with some pepper and mild ginger. The beer has a good bready dry malty character. Overall I really like this beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holmen1 (3543) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2012
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff des-12: som en golden ale med litt krydder. Kort ettersmak. Et typisk session beer, men allikevel bedre enn standard pøseøl.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3537) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grzesiek79 (3485) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 27, 2013
Takie sobie przecietne piwo. Spodziewalem sie sporo lepszych wrazen. Piana spora i trwala ale zapach prawie rzaden. Smak rozwodnionego bittera z lekka nuta przypraw zimowych i cynamon gdzies daleko w tle. Poza mikolajem pijanym na etykiecie nic sezonowo-zimowego nie moglem sie doszukac. Piwo jest gorzkie i bardzo rozwodnione. Belgijskie swiateczne piwa sa chyba poza konkurencja, a temu do nich bardzo daleko.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shigadeyo (3287) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
abemorsten (3198) - Mosterøy, 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.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
BenH (3023) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 18, 2011
From bottle. Pours amber with white head. Aroma of toffee, nutmeg and vanilla. Taste has lots of cinnamon and nutmeg, far too much, major nutmeg party. First sip was interesting, a complete chore after that. Down the sink job.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (2956) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2932) - 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.


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