jamesie1857 (1712) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Tesco - Clear amber body thick white head. Nose has a berry sweetness, with a citrus hoppiness too. Taste is clean and lemony, lime and fresh. Very unchristmassy.
mike_77 (4095) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper colour with decent head. Quite lively, gassy. Mild malty aroma. Flavour is ok but has a metallic edge. Simple session Bitter with no connection to Xmas except for the daft name.
flying_pig (1198) - SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Home Bargains, Glasgow (£1.50):
Not a bad effort from Thwaites, a fruity and definitely drinkable offering that went down fairly easily without really standing out. Iím not really sure what makes this one a Christmas beer other than the name of it because there wasnít much in the way of spice or dark fruits, it was a fairly traditional tasting English bitter but a good one nonetheless; not one Iím likely to go back to but it was worth picking up anyway.
AshtonMcCobb (4131) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle from Crafty Pint.
Appearance - bright copper with a nice fluffy head.
Nose - light biscuit and shandy notes.
Taste - more biscuits and lemonade.
Palate - light to medium bodied with a light creamy texture and a balanced dry finish.
Overall - itís not very complex but itís very balanced and easy to drink.
JanEric (1134) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the White star Liverpool. Amber coloured with a dense white head. Aroma has caramel, fruits and some spices. Hoppy beer with a sweet and bitter finish. medium body, low carbonation.
mighty_meadow (304) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at auld brig in Irvine.
Light orange colour with thin head but decent lacing.
Weak flavour. Bit biscuity. Decent on the palate. Nothing like a Christmas or winter ale at all.
olliejobbins (1447) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear dark amber/light ruby with big off white head. aroma is weak spices, malts, hops and brown bread. taste is hoppy and malty at first with a lingering slightly christmassy spiced finish like gingerbread.
kermis (7709) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at King William IV. Pours clear amber with a small white head. Aroma of light caramel, fruits and spice. Flavour is light to light moderate sweet and bitter. Light bodied with soft carbonation.
joe19612 (2228) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a orange colour with a thin white head, mild fruity aroma, taste is light and a bit watery with a dry finish.
hohops (570) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours amber, a clear foamy white head. Aroma- grassy, hoppy, fruity undertones. Taste- quite malty, very biscuity, bitter hop hints. Ok.