DruncanVeasey (7439) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Festive red skimmed with pinkish white. Scarce aroma with suggestions of aniseed, treacle, berries and wet hop cone. Papery biscuit, flying saucer Shep’s flavour with streaks of rust and jam. Hay and sherbet. Drinkable and meekly flowery as always.
Stuu666 (5872) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber, nose is caramel, light spice, fruit, taste is similar.
beeebon (265) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2015
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a copper colour with thin head. Smell is caramel malt and slightly spicy. Taste is dry, lightly bitter and sweet and rather thin/watery despite it being quite gassy with a metallic edge. Drinkable although rather bland and not something to buy again.
eastkenttom (82) - herne bay, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Tastes mildly festive I guess, but hardly enough to warrant a festive beer label. Not that great, seemed to go flat quickly. Fruity, but only in a subtle manner. Meh. Won’t buy again.
jaghana (4471) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - FEB 3, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 50cl, a clear amber beer with good head and retention. Nose is on caramel, caramalt, light resin. Aroma is quite bitter, resinous with light honey touch, metallic notes, caramalt and caramel, dry, light wet paper, grassy hops. Finish is a bit short with again wet paper touch, bit thin but this is normal for 3.8°.
Giochaurand (157) - FINLAND - JAN 25, 2015
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours light and clear chesnut in colour with a low head. Aroma is sweet malts and wet wood. Palate is watery but a bit soft. Taste is malts and bitter hops.
s_hartshorne (2157) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to sarkynortherner. Copper thin head. Malty aroma taste same some caramel spicy hops ok bitterness. Body bit thin bit gassy. Not the best drinkable.
zacgillbanks (2976) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottles from Rehills and Coppers, Newcastle. Amber coloured with burnt toffee and woody flavours followed by chocolate, light vanilla and almond on the finish finish.
BeerViking (2992) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very ordinary Sheps light bitter. Light hoppy nose, a little sweet malt, slight peppery hop finish, but where’s the spice? This is a travesty when compared to the draught ale of the same name.
SarkyNorthener (2803) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Christmas day beer 1. Copper beer with small head. Aroma of malts. Taste is malts and some fruit. Bland. If this is rudolphs reward he is easily pleased.