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Brewed by J.W. Lees
Style: English Strong Ale
Middleton, England

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 2.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Cask; Seasonal - November and December.
A welcome return for this rich, warming , dark beer brewed with a hint of fruit especially for the festive season.


hughie's rating

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, - DEC 16, 2008
Cask at Spoons, Milton Keynes. Amber with a small white head. Fruit pastilles aroma. Not very nice, thin medicinal taste, sweet and probably good for a sore throat. Bring back the Namyslow.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (3483) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2013
Cask @ Lancashire Fold, Middleton. Rusty copper-red with a thick creamy head. It has a fine plum nose but more subtle (although still evident in) taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (2305) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2013
Cask at The Pommelers Rest, Tower Bridge, London. Clear darkbrown beeer with a small offwhite head. Plums and sweetish aroma and similar flavour.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rlgk (10061) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2012
Cask at The Pommeller’s Rest, Tower Bridge, London. Golden/amber beer with a small offwhite head. Sweet fruity aroma, evident plum, toffee, raisins, dades, biscuits, caramel, sweet apples. Plum flavor, spicy hop notes, raisins, apples, biscuits, lemongrass, floral, some caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (2712) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2012
Cask by handpump at Prestwick Pioneer - clear amber, bubbly white head, fruity aroma, plum flavour, smooth, very easy to drink, nice

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (1815) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 30, 2010
Cask, the Francis newton. Apricot aroma, bitter with a semi sweet background. Primed on the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (5082) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2010
Cask (Giddy Bridge JDW, Southampton) - Copper coloured. Fruity aroma with plum, blueberry and dried fruit. Fruity and sweet taste with plum, blueberry and some buttery notes.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bullit (3961) - Burgos, SPAIN - DEC 11, 2010
Cask @ Henglers Circus. Amber colour, foamy off-white head. Aroma is fruity and malty. Flavour is fruity, juicy followed by biscuit. Slightly bitter and sweet finish. Not very well done.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JohnRMurdoch (3171) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2010 Cask @ The Henglers Circus. Flowery fruity aroma. Medium brown colour. Cough mixture flavour. Not great, should this not be classedas a fruit beer?

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2010
Cask Conditioned handpump Moon On The Square Northampton. A hazy chestnut coloured beer with an off-white head. A great fruity beer with real plumy fruit flavours and aromas. Lovely depth and a rea lfestive feel to this. It will be too sweet and fruity for some but I real enjoyed it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sm89walt (1741) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2010
Cask - The Bell Hotel (JDW), Norwich. Creamy, lasting beige head & a clear, dark ruddy amber body. Dominant sweet plummy aroma. Same again on the tongue with some bready, caramel maltiness. Not OTT like I expected, quite restrained fruitiness finishing with an OK hoppiness, though remains mainly fruity. Light to medium body & carbonation.


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