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Stewart Three Wise Men

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Brewed by Stewart (UK)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - December
.It’s a tradition for many breweries to release a special Christmas ale packed full of festive flavours and aromas. Three Wise Men is our take on that tradition.
Developed by our 3 Wise(ish) brewers, this beer is a balanced combination of pale, crystal and wheat malts subtly infused with seasonal fruits and a hint of cinnamon to make a very drinkable beer full of festive cheer.
Hops: Magnum, Challenger
Malt: Maris Otter, Wheat, Crystal, Cara Pils and Chocolate
Other: Seasonal fruits and cinnamon


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (3219) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2012
Nice dark brown ale with an easily drinkable chocolate malt flavour and some caramel hints.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2483) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2012
On tap @ Carters Bar. Pours dark amber and beyond. There’s a decent head and gentle carbonation. The nose is dominated by the crystal and cara malt flavours, very biscuity and with a hint of spice, though I don’t get the cinnamon or dried fruit so much. The taste has more of the same but again a lack of the dried fruit & spice. The palate is medium bodied and textured with a fairly elegant finish - it grows on me too. Overall, solid but not up to Stewarts’ usual standards.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (2817) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2012
Cask by handpump at The Doublet - clear amber brown, thick creamy beige head, fruity, sweet malty aroma, hint of spice, fruity, cinnamon is there, sweet, easy to drink

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuartyboy (635) - SCOTLAND - DEC 6, 2012
Cloisters bar Edinburgh slightly spicy flavour with taste of plum and hints of mixed spice slightly thin bodied and a little watery in the mouth but still a decent seasonal beer

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2011
A - light citrus and floral6 A - amber with thin head4 T - sweet and sour with little bitter6 P - mid and soft O - decent 

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mike_77 (3037) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2011
Ruby red colour. Aroma is a bit stale, like cardboard. Flavour has some red fruit sweetness. Nice texture, silky.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2011
Poured a dark, slightly reddish brown with a medium white head. Sweet aromas - some spices, malts, and hops. Flavour was festive - Christmas pudding, spice, malt.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 11, 2011
On cask at the bow bar. Pours a dark ruby colour with a thin white head. Atom is spicy with cinnamon, nutmeg and caramel. Similar flavours with a roasty malt linger. Mild carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6067) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2010
Cask in Edinburgh. Full malty body. Prunes and lots of sweetness. Some fine hops in the tail, but not enough.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1863) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2010
[cask at the Abbotsford, Edinburgh] Pours deep reddish brown, malty aroma with a touch of bitterness. Continues on the palate, but only after an unexpected plum pudding flavour comes at you first. Quite fruity, then the maltiness with some caramel. Slightly bitter finish. For a winter beer it’s pretty good [15122010]


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