maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 22/07/14. A brown beer with a white bubbly head. Bitter oranges in the nose when you have a good sniff. Citrus in the mouth too. Not getting any festive notes. It’s decent although after the first glug I didn’t think it was going to be.
Mr_Pink_152 (827) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle from b+m. Amber colour with off white head. Aroma is malty. Taste is malty with citrus some hop bitterness.
harrisoni (13828) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from B&M Canterbury and drunk at home. Clear amber colour lasting off white head. Citrus hop and malty red berry aroma. One of the new phase of Thwaites beers, that are quite tasty. Better than average especially for a Christmas beer and actually fairly likeable. I do like the lemon, lime orange flavour on the finish. Decent.
cgarvieuk (14659) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle at home ... amber ... bubbly off white head ... soft dulll caramel toffee malt nose .... very biscuity ... soft toffee malt ... dull fruits ... balance just isnt right ...
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours amber with a very large frothy off white head. Has a spicy fruit aroma.Taste goes from sweet to bitter and back to sweet. Quite bready with some fruit.
s_hartshorne (1490) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle b+m. amber colour of white head decent lacing. Aroma is malty. Taste is malty with citrus some hop bitterness. Medium body medium sot carbonation. Ok bitter.
imdownthepub (10460) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled, 500ml from Tesco in Banbury. Amber with short white head. Slightly grainy, fusty malty body, a light metallic bitter note. There is a hop bitterness but quite boiled vegetable in character. This is a bit of a disappointment as Thwaites had improved a lot over the last couple of years.
undercurrent25 (1428) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an amber colour, taste is cerealy and with some taste of nachos, especially the salt
zacgillbanks (2361) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from b&m, Team Valley, Gateshead. This amber beer has toffee and caramel flavours, slight burnt currant notes and spicy red fruit with a slight bitter woody finish.
hoppybreweruk (33) - WALES - DEC 26, 2013
1.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Terrible beer. Hardly any aroma. Taste like a typical old mans beer. Abundant by caramal flavours and slight citrus bittering with woody taste on the back end. The caramel flavour is very abundant. Beer served from cask and is also very hazy although there is a slight head. Poor beer by Thwaites as i was expecting more by this brewery. I may even go as far as saying that they were looking for a cheap Christmas beer to brew.