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Brewed by Lymestone
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Stone, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ The Lord Moon Of The Mall (JDW), 16-18 Whitehall, Greater London, London, England SW1A 2DY.

Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, moderate hoppy, citrus, grass. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, citrus, grass. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20121207]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10175) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2012
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Gold with white, lacing, head. Quite a light beer, there didn’t seem to be anything ’Christmassy’ about this at all, reasonably dry and bitter with a light floral note, some fruity malt notes. Easy enough on the palate, just run of the mill.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maeib (8682) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Moon On The Square Northampton 03/12/12. A golden coloured beer with a white head. Flowery hints to the nose. Very bitter with an odd herbal note to the mouth. Quite odd. Somethiing hasn’t worked here but I’m not sure what.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (8395) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
Cask at the William Webb Ellis (JDW), Twickenham - 15/12/12. Clear pale golden with a thin white head that retains well. Nose is pale malts, touch of citrus, caramel malt. Taste follows nose with mineral tones, sugars. a little musty, orange, a touch vegetal, light smoke. Medium bodied with light carbonation leading to a bitter finish. Pretty average.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4510) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2012
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Straw with a thin cream head; aroma of sour grains; sharp grassy bitter taste with a grainy body, some sweetness; and a lingering bitterness to finish. Not bad.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (3663) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
Hand-pulled pint in my local Wetherspoons on 11 Dec 2012. Slightly disappointed with this to be honest: not a Christmas or Pud feel to the brew at all. Pours a golden amber colour, mine had an off-white head that left some lacing on my glass, but it wasn’t ’ore inspiring’ in looks and presentation. The nose was weak and earthy with just a single flower ester to give it a floral hint. The taste was equally as weak and nondescript: bland and uninteresting are the best two words that come to mind. I was expecting a Christmassy explosion of flavours but all I got was a smooth blend of normal ingrediants that didn’t inspire or excite. Nothing actually wrong with the brew: it just wasn’t a Christmas Pudding sort of beer.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sic1314 (3235) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2012
On tap in Archibald Simpson’s. Poured a clear golden with a small clinging head, Aroma of citrus, medium body and flavour as aroma with some fruityness. A bit green perhaps?

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mike_77 (3037) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2012
Clear yellow colour. Aroma has some floral notes and also vegetable water. Flavour has some pale malts but also a strange taste of canned peas.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (2828) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2012
Cask by handpump at West Kirk, Ayr - clear golden, thin white head, floral earthy aroma, vegetable, citrus, bitter with a mild citrus aftertaste

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stravale (2076) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 12, 2012
Cask @ JDW Elgin 111212
Golden, clear, dense thin white head, some lacing
Aroma of pale malts and some wet hay
Taste of pale malts, soft musty dull light fruits, earthy cereal malts, soft peppery hop, some odd yeast, not great
Palate - Medium body, smooth. Finish - dry, bitter spicy hop in the lingering finish
Overall - Nothing Xmas here, not great flavour, pretty meh


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