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Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Amber Ale
Reading, England

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RATINGS: 49   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!" it’s gone. How did that happen?


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
zoucrew102 (535) - - APR 5, 2013
Aroma is slightly hoppy with citrus and sweet raisin notes. Pours copper colored with large white head. Taste is slightly hoppy at first, then smooths out with citrus and raisin notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnfryd (10599) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2013
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is butterscotsch, malt, dried fruits. Flavour is butterscotsch, malt, hop, dried fruits, caramel, alcohol. Ordinary beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ads135 (2966) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Not bad.. Jess picked this one up for me at some point over the holidays. Doesn’t really have a "christmas" character, but for an English amber, this beer is remarkably flavorful with a decent body to boot.

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 (1552) - Hällefors, 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 (3399) - 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 ain’t that interesting, which isn’t 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 (7866) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle from Capone’s. 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 (15101) - , 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 (5750) - 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 (7616) - 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.


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