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Marstonís Christmas Pudding

Marstonís Christmas Pudding
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Brewed by Marstonís
Style: Bitter
Burton-on-Trent, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
Cask: Special - December 2010 & 2015
Christmas pudding in a glass! Brewed using Golden Promise malt and Fuggles and Goldings hops. This beer has a distinctive nutty, malty character as well as subtle fruity, spicy notes with a hint of cinnamon, but watch out for the sixpence!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1589) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2016
Tasted this in the Salt Cot on the 27th December 2015. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear garnet in colour with a thin creamy pale buff head. Good malty aroma with toffee notes. Good lacing and a thin mouthfeel. Mixed malts gives a moist maltloaf base with sweet notes of soft toffee and raisins noted in the mouth. Earthy flavour to the dry dusty hop resins, giving a short bitter aftertaste. Finish is malty with sweet toffee again present, along with a dry roast grain note. Good complexity and depth of flavours from a weak og. A decent session bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (6336) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2016
Cask pint in my local Wetherspoons on 8th Jan 2016. Clear mahogany body with a creamy head in colour and texture. Malty molasses rule this Winter brew, semi-sweet with a mild fruity flavour mid-sip. One of the better UK Christmas beers I have had this winter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
amhart88 (105) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2015
Cask at the Turkís Head, St Helens. Sweet toffee aroma. Was expecting a veritable bouquet of fruit and spices on first sip but didnít get much more than the aroma offered. Bit of a let down really. A nice pint, but not befitting of the name

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SilkTork (5542) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2015
JDW Southampton. 2015. Toffee and caramel and burnt sugar. Pulls above its weight. I like this. Merry Christmas.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Cunningham (6957) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2012 On handpull in Wigan. Brown hazy colour with a tan head. Spicy nose. Spicy flavour and totaly flat co2. Undrinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ The Angel - JDW, 3-5 Islington High Street, Islington, Greater London, England N1 9LQ.

Clear medium to dark amber colour with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, raisin, citrus, light to moderate christmas spices. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20101228]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2011
Cask Conditioned handpump Cordwainer Northampton. a mid brown coloured beer with a whitish head. The aroma has a hint of fruit and spice. There is plenty of house yeast and sulphur in the mouth. There is a touch of fruit. Although drinkable, with a name like it has it should be so much more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2011
Cask at the Prince Arthur (JDW), Fleet. Copper coloured with a loose cream head; light, malty aroma with just a touch of sulphur; lots of sour fruit flavour at first, but this quickly disappeared leaving some caramel malt and a touch of spice - perhaps ginger; gently bitter to finish with some fresh green hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2011
Cask handpull, The Wharf Inn, Welford. Pale chestnut with a lacing cream collar. Supermarket-own weetabix and cornflakes, sneeze of cinnamon, copper penny bitterness. Dismal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22063) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2010
16th December 2010. Spoons - Hamilton Hall. Clear amber beer, decent creamy of white head. Light soft palate. Sweetish mildy spiced cake. A little hop jars against the sweetness, there is also a whisper of sulphur. Almost achieves itís title but was more like iced Christmas Cake to me. Amusing, fun and tasty beer.

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