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Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Amber Ale
Reading, England

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Falling from the sky like bombs of flavour come the Reindeer Droppings! Each one is sweet like California raisins, but bitter and pungent like a freshly peeled grapefruit, lip-smackingly tasty... then "pow!" itís gone. How did that happen?


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2013
50 cl bottle from BevMo - Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a 2/3 finger thick off white head. Faint lacing. Aroma is grain and herbal hops. Flavor is toasted malt, esters, and herbal hops. Medium body. Worth a try.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dazz3 (1477) - Hšllefors, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2013
Bottled. Pours copper with a big white head. Smells fruity hoppy, plums, fresh. Tastes fruity hoppy with a bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (3114) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2013
New Beer Distributors, NY 50cl ($4.75): Pours light amber with a nice looking white head. Aroma is dark fruits and caramel malts. Taste is slightly bitter and moderately sweet. Malts dominate the taste. Body is lighter than expected. Minimal aftertaste. Ultimately, this ainít that interesting, which isnít to say I was expecting all that much.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle from Caponeís. Pours clear deep copper toward orange with 1-finger frothy white head. Nose is bitter hops, mild fruit, pungent malt, grapefruit. Tastes bitter, caramel malty, with notes of bittering hops, mild florals, and citrus.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (13397) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
31st December 2011
Clear amber beer, tidy white head. Dry palate. Good malt backbone with mild cream. Nice hops - bitter tangy orange, slightly resinous. Tangerine pith. Dry finish with a mild bitter linger. Decent if a bit dry.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Geokkjer (5385) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of butterscotch, malt, yeast and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with with some nuts and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Meilby (6455) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, butterscotch, dried fruits and hint of alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (12721) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle. Itís a clear, dark golden beer topped by a small but dense, off-white head leaving some lacings. The aroma has some butterscotch, as well as toffee, dried fruits, apricots and some maltyness. The flavor has the same butterscotchy, toffee-ish background found in the aroma, with bitterness and some pine cones from the hops. Dried fruits too. Full body, semi-sweetish on the palate. Decent, but too much on the malty side. 130119

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (5617) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bottle. Pale orange pour with a smaller white head. Caramel, biscuit, and a hint of fruit. A touch of stale hop as well, but the bottle might be a little old.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bragesnak (5331) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2013
From Voldby, DK. Bottled, 050113. Amber with off-white head. Aroma of bisquit and malt. Flavour with caramel and nuts.


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