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Marstonís Christmas Ale

Marstonís Christmas Ale
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Formerly brewed at Marstonís
Style: English Strong Ale
Burton-on-Trent, England


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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Cask; Seasonal - December.
A high gravity Pale Ale, well attenuated to give a dry crisp taste balanced by a delicate but defined bitterness. Perfect for the seasonal celebrations.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2006
Cask: Dark copper in colour. Mildly malty, earthy hops. Another boring bitter unfortunately.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2006
Draught. Nose is raisins and malt. Slightly cloudy with a fluffy head. Mouthfeel is smooth with a balance of buttery malt and sharp yeast in the flavour. Steady bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2005
Cask from Bon Accord. Amber with peststant off white head. Slightly vinous aroma, got that Burton sulphury thing going on in the background, with some fruity malt. Good body, with a lasting minerally finish. Iím not a huge fan of Marstonís, these days, but this was interesting stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
iammadeofjelly (194) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2005
Theyíve done this beer again this christmas, a warming alcohol percentage to be had on a cold day, certain to let you leave the pub with a rosey nose. Has a christmassy taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5542) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2005
Leather Bottle, Cobham. The first beer of 2005. Chrissie and I like to have a long walk on the first day of the year. Starting and finishing at a decent pub. One of our favourite walks is from the charming Leather Bottle in Cobham, an old coaching inn popular with Charles Dickens. This beer was a pleasure to start the walk, and was something to look forward to at the end of the walk. Itís a winter warmer - a sort of weak barley wine. Warming, pleasant and slightly spicy. Yummy.

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