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Thwaites Santa’s Sack

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Brewed by Thwaites
Style: Bitter
Blackburn, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A new addition to the Signature Range. Santa’s Sack has the warm caramel textures and rich fruit overtones you’d expect to find in a full-flavoured festive beer – a present to be unwrapped more than once perhaps?


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wimpyjoe (3537) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
Cask @ Hare and Hounds, Todmorden. Slightly hazed darker amber coloured with a thin head. Has a full-body with a medicinal fruitiness in nose and taste, but certainly a winter one given it’s a seasonal ale. There’s cinnamon spice in this.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2011
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 03/12/2010 Some malt aroma. Mid brown dark coloured fruity and a little sweet on the palate with a hint of dryness in a slightly spicy nutmeg caramel malt finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2010
Cask handpull, The Crown, Nuneaton. Deep ruby with a coarse, collapsing beige head. Some jellied orange, mulled apple, dark varnished table and a sprinkle of aniseed in the aroma. Soft woody notes, heavily diluted Bovril, sprinkle of aniseed, berries. Better than expected.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
undercurrent25 (1380) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2010
Not a bad beer, quite thin with some malt but light on hops, not a bad effort, not particularily seasonal

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8598) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2010
Cask Conditioned handpump Moon On The Square Northampton. A dark chestnut coloured beer with a whitish head. This is a sweet and fruity beer with brown fruits throughout. There’s a bit of nice licorice, and all in all it’s pretty tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14011) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2010
cask at cloisters ... copper brown ... thin tan head ... sweet toffee malts ... dull woddy toffee fruits ... light hop background ... ok

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (9999) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2010
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Dark chestnut with tan head. Sweet malty, maltose beer with a toffee caramel background, quite doughy, bready to the fore with a late bitterness fighting through. Fullish body, but overall a little too sweet.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (10512) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2010
Cask at the Central Bar, JDW. Pours a dark, clear, ruby-brown with a creamy, off-white cap. Bready malts in the nose with some sugar syrup and caramel. Flavor holds medium sweetness, with cheap toffee, burnt sugar, light toast and just faint, herbal hops. Light to medium in body with fine, smooth carbonation. Easygoing, caramel and malt finish, with some light dryness and creamy toffee. Striving to be average.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (7965) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2010
Cask, William Wygston, Wigston. Copper with a beige foam. Aromas are chocolate and weetabix malts with bready yeast.  Cream with a light roast character.  Flavours are chocolate malt drink with earthy hops.  Some sweet creamy notes.  Dry on the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerViking (2305) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2010
Cask at the Moon under Water (JDW), Leicester Sq. Pours a deep dark red with a thick foamy head. Malt and a little coffee on the nose, smooth on the palate, more malt, just just a touch of roast nuts and mocha, and then a strange dry-bitter and slightly plummy aftertaste.


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