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Brewed by Titanic (UK)
Style: English Strong Ale
Stoke-on-Trent, England

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Seasonal - October to January. Available Bottle Conditioned as Christmas Ale.
This sweet malty winter ale has a port-like aroma, oranges and lemons play around the edges of the tongue whilst dried fruit and cinnamon drive home the wonderful warming effect, the walnut aftertaste completes this slice of Christmas time in a glass.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
Bottle from Havnens vin og tobak. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are dried fruits, orange, nuts, caramel, malt and hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10599) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2011
Bottle. Red amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, roasted malt, caramel, spices. Flavour is hop, caramel, alcohol, roasted malt, spices, berries. Medium to full body. OK/ Nice beer.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - FEB 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear and brown beer with a beige head. The aroma is malt, cinnamon, anis and cloves. The flavor is very close to the nose. The palate is spices, bitterness and alcoholwarmth. Overall the beer has an odd bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (2105) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2011
Bottle from Beers of Europe as ’Christmas Ale’. Reddish-brown pour with a beige head. Toffee, caramel and dark fruit aromas with some port like qualities in the nose. Grapefruit, pineapple and candied peel flavours. Whole fruit mouthfeel. Rich, warming Christmas beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2011
Deep red amber with a lasting off-white head. Fruity and spicy aroma with a hnt of funk. Dry and slightly tart malty flavour with caramel and chocolate, some fruit and spice and a mild roasted finish

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Dedollewaitor (13923) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2010
Bottle @ Liva , Kolding. Pours amber copper with a creamy white head. Spices and alcohol. Quite heavy. Sitcky and oily. Hot alcohol. . . Off.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (5876) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2010
Bottle from Superbest Hellerup. Red/Brown colour with a small beige head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, hops, caramel, spice and roasted malt.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerCast_Rich (1879) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2010
[500ml bottle (Titanic Christmas Ale), The Bottle, York] Where to start with this one? Great hopes reading the label tasting notes quickly vanished amidst an uncomfortably bitter beer. Almost a lambic-like sharpness, overwhelming flavours of blood orange and grapefruit, some cinnamon but really nothing good at all to recommend it. Either ours was off (although it had a two year shelf-life), or it was extremely badly balanced. Doesn’t really matter, I’ll not be trying another [17122010]

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2010
Tasted as Christmas Ale. Pours copper with a beige head. Aroma is heavy spice, coriander, clove, cinnamon and caramel, Flavour is caramel, heavy spice, coriander, clove, alcohol and grapefruit. To spicy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10297) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2010
Bottle conditioned, 500ml, from York Beer & Wine. Clouded red brown with slight head. To be fair, it was a bit of a wreckage this one. Fruity, spiced, nutty with some roastiness but a bit of a miss match with flavours at angles to the body of the beer. Having said that its quite drinkable and full.


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