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Brewed by Hanlonís (prev OíHanlonís)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Newton St Cyres, England
Serve in English pint

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unknown

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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - Christmas. Also available bottle conditioned.
Goodwill Bitter 5.0% ABV is our subtly spiced ale for the festive season. It is balanced with hints of tangerine and aromatic flavours.


RobBestwick's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobBestwick (588) - Calgary, Alberta, - DEC 15, 2007
Bottled. Sweet brown sugar aroma with hints of coffee. Deep bronze in colour with a small off white head. Roasted chestnut flavour and very easy to drink. Some citrus in the finish, pleasant bitter.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5315) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2014
Cask (Maidenhead Inn JDW, Basingstoke) - Copper coloured. Caramel, dried fruit and dates in the aroma. Fruity and moderately hoppy taste with raisins, dates and caramel detected.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (8743) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
Cask at the Shakespeares Head, Holborn, 30/12/13. Dark amber with a moderate off white head. Nose is light spice, berry fruits, bread dough, cake mix. Taste comprises dark berry fruit, light gingerbread, toffee, spice. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, light bittering in the closure. So so.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2881) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Cask by hand-pump at Counting House, Glasgow - clear amber brown, thin creamy head, spicy herbal malty aroma, excellent film of lacing, Christmas spices prominent in the flavour, creamy malty backbone, sweet leading to a sharp bitter finish

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (2324) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2013
Cask at Standing Order. Dark brown, caramel and toffee on nose, thin and watery, sweet caramel taste.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
witthatsbier (246) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2013
cask at counting house glasgow a yeasty sweet bitter(yuk) surely a bitter should be bitter poor poor almost undrinkable

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
OwainTurner (324) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
Conditioned on tap at JDW. Gorgeous in the glass bitter with lovely soft head leaving a generous clean lace. Aroma is indistinct. Mouth is incredibly smooth and easy. Taste of fruits, slighty bitter. Nice but nothing special.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8726) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Moon On The Square Northampton 09/12/13. A dark brown coloured beer with a tight white head and lace. Very malty and fruity. A hint of spice suggesting Christmas but the sweetness really does dominate. Picks up as it goes on and it is fairly nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
niquillis (840) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
On cask at poste of stone (jdw), stone. Pours red brown, dark fruits with a good dash of hops make a pleasant Xmas ale

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2494) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2013
Cark at the Kings Tun JDW, deep brown with coarse lasting head and aromas of malt and toasted orange. Full bodied, slightly tart dark fruit, a little fruitcakey spice and burnt caramel, touch of otoffee, very nice winter beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (1960) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2013
Cask@the avion, aldridge. Dark amber beer with small head and some lacing. Taste is malts, fruit,Orange, ginger and coriander. Decent and a little interesting.


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