Brewed by Otley
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Seasonal - Christmas. Also available bottled.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (6489) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (4212) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2013
Cask at The Victoria, Birmingham. Average bitter. Some plastic and tinsel, coated in cornflour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
Flockmaster (2) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013 does not count
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 donít 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 donít know what else to say. Possibly the most disappointing beer Iíve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (2908) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013
500ml bottle from Drinkerís Paradise. A delicious bubbly brew, kinda sweet with faint orange & grapes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7854) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gary (1733) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2011
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 íChristmasí seasonal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2011
Cask (handpump) at the White Horse on Parsons Green, 27 February 2011. Clear gold / amber colour. Sweetish. A bit fruity - couldnít really identify particular fruits though.. Maybe some citrus. Pleasant enough, and quite well balanced, but didnít make too much of a splash.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (3473) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2010
Cask at the Magpie in Brentford. Pours a clear gold with a small white head and an aroma of dry hops and honey, faint fruity notes on the palate - pear maybe. Lovely balance of bitter vs fruity malt, crisp and clean finish with a lingering hoppiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (31419) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2010
Cask at NWAF 2009. A hazy pale golden beer with a thin white head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel, while the flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel. A bit plain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7253) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2009
Cask-conditioned at the Rake, Southwark 17/12/09. Deep gold with a slight white head. Citrus hop and orange blossom aroma. Flavour was slightly sweet, with plenty more hops and a dry finish. Good.

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