ghendrix (144) - Cardiff, WALES - DEC 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap in Y Mochyn Du. Pours hazy orange, thin white head. Aromas of grass, dark berries, citrus, buscuit. Taste is medium-strong bitter, very little sweetness. Pretty lacking in the malts generally, overpowered by the hops. Medium-full body, quite a bitter finish and dry. Not crazy about it, not an easy drinker either.
Sigmund (5728) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle conditioned, thanks to my beerpal Olav. Gyle: OHO005. ABV is 5.0%. Hazy golden colour, moderate white head. Pleasant aroma of Christmas spices, possibly including coriander, cinnamon and cloves, hints of citrus. Refreshing citrussy and distinctly spicy / peppery flavour. Aftertaste of pepper and bitter hops. Not your average Christmas ale, but quite enjoyable.
madmitch76 (18127) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
6th January 2013
Old Fountain. Cask. Lightly hazy gold beer, bubbly white head. Palate is smooth with modest fine carbonation. Semi dry malt, touch of cream. Light malt rawness as well, nothing serious. Whisper of banana ester. Mellow orangey hop, bare whsipernof spice. Smooth finish. Quite drinkable.
Theydon_Bois (12716) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Rake, Borough, 28/12/13.
Clear golden with a moderate white covering that retains well.
Nose is light spice, bitter orange, caramel, bready malts.
Taste comprises light must, winter spices, bitter orange, dark fruit tang.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry bittering closure.
Ok offering, nothing I’d rush back to mind - assume the classic ’whelmed’ formation!
mR_fr0g (5359) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the rake. Golden light amber pour with no head. Aroma is sweet pumpkin nutty. Light apple tart. Palate is medium body and apple juice, some cinnomon. Slightly woody.
DanielBrown (4112) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Victoria, Birmingham. Average bitter. Some plastic and tinsel, coated in cornflour.
Flockmaster (2) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013 does not count
1.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Purchased bottled from Hay Deli, Hay-on-Wye who usually have a good selection of beers and ciders. Lively on the pour and a fruity tangerine on the nose the first thing to notice after that is the appearance. Now I don’t mind a bit of sediment or for a beer to be a bit murky... but there were particles in this that a garden fence could filter out. The resulting settle glass has a look of pond.
Not a great start. Unfortunately sour to the taste, admittedly with some fruity back notes, but a lasting metallic finish. I don’t know what else to say. Possibly the most disappointing beer I’ve had.
minutemat (2503) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Drinker’s Paradise. A delicious bubbly brew, kinda sweet with faint orange & grapes.
DruncanVeasey (7634) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask handpull, Post Office Vaults, Birmingham. Slim-capped, bright orange gold. Soft, grassy, gelatinous aroma translating into a similar flavour; washy orange wine gum, grass, minerals, herb. Late biscuit finish. Still, almost flat condition. Light meaty, vegetable stock notes. In truth pretty drab: struggled with a pint.
Gary (1662) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2011 (bottled)headless bronze with a shitload of sediment , not too refined to look at ...tastes pretty fruity and citrusy , almost like generic fruit cordial. Not really detecting any festive spice or vibes from this ’Christmas’ seasonal.