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Brewed by Growler (prev Nethergate)
Style: Bitter
Sudbury, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 2.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - Christmas.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tommann (2485) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
Cask at the George Hotel, JDW, Bewdley. Pours dark reddy brown with a small head. Aroma is yeasty and twiggy with some red fruits. Taste is mostly red fruits, with a low bitter, twiggy finish. Drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (1414) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2013
Cask@the imperial,walsall. Reddish amber beer with small head and decent lacing. Aroma of malts and a touch of berries. Taste is malts, some caramel, red fruits and a little twiggy. Ok beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Arve_Christian (2733) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2012
Backlog 2009, Øl & matfestivalen in Oslo. On bottle Ok bitterness Medium body & complexity Enjoyed at the time

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wimpyjoe (2933) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2011
Slight but pleasant maltiness and very easy to drink. Good seasonal real ale.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2011
Spoons, Hinckley, 15/12/11. Ruby with a yellow-cream top draping the glass. Buttery, red wine-vinous aroma with hay-like hop as the head disperses. Almost still but conditioned with a washy, splash of red wine, red berry and caramel character. A spoiling metallic tinge- it’s been spoonsified. Soft, creamy, Butterkist-like linger. Nearing GK territory. Massively dull. 635311

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5109) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2011
JDW Rochester - Saturday breakfast. Quite bittering - fairly powdery and twiggy. Not my thing - like drinking a dead Christmas tree.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
markas101 (1784) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
Cask, The Francis Newton, Sheffield. Deep ruby red, caramel and fruit aroma. Sweet with caramel and fruit, some faint spice hops on the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
shoulderbroken (1698) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 7, 2011
Cask at JDW Highbury Corner. Dark red with creamy beige head. Aroma is bit of marzipan, bit fruity, berries, bit creamy yeast. Tastes quite fruit cakey, nutty, dark berries. Slightly sweet. Quite thin bodied, but quite nice.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (12648) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2011
Cask handpull at County Hotel JDW Ashford.Clear reddish brown colour grey bubbly suds on top. Its a brown bitter. A little thin in flavour. Not sure what this has to do with santa

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2011

Cask (gravity) @ 27th Pigs Ear Beer and Cider Festival 2010, at The Round Chapel in Hackney, London, England

Clear dark amber colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, roasted, acidic malt and sewer notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20101201]


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