DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the rake with mes, ian and chris. Alround rating: The cad pulls one out the bag with his super power exstreme memory that others can only marvel at. Big ruby malt character, rich fruit cake, a bit yeasty, no hops. Alround a good effort.
berkshirejohn (4971) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl of Christmas Ale at 7.6% from Utobeer, Borough Market. A slightly hazy golden brown with a small and rapidly fading off-white head. Rich christmas cake aroma with glace fruit, brandy, port, raisins and caramel and just a hint of vanilla. Thick, oily, texture, with a luscious booze-soaked fruit cake flavour - with chunks of apricot and pineapple as well as raisins and sultanas. The finish is warming and port-like and covers the alcohol really well. Excellent, even though Christmas was five months ago.
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
BlackHaddock (4593) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml brown bottle, best before end of Feb 2011, reviewed 30 Dec 2010. Poured into an ’Abbot Ale’ glass tankard. This a bottle conditioned beer, so it was poured carefully and slowly.
Dark red in colour, clear and clean. On top a small off-white crown.
Lambic, sour aroma with plums and sweet malts coming as the beer warmed.
The taste was rich, Christmas pudding type flavours with all sorts of fruit coming into play. Yet that lambic sourness in the smell also had a huge impact on the taste and mouthfeel too. The combination of the richness and lambic feel made this an interesting and certainly different beer.
When cold this beer was poor, but as it warmed it became better and better.
charlotte (4533) - rødovre, DENMARK - APR 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle.Dark brown/reddish colour with aroma of fruite cake carmel and spices,nice warming and fruity with dried fruits and caramel,some coffee flavor and medium body,really nice type of beer.
RichardGretton (4379) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Swirly looking red beer with a strawberry like aroma and a strong and fruity flavour. Overall a good fruity strong ale.
johndoughty (4170) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled as Christmas ale 2005.A perfect example of what can go wrong with a bottle conditioned ale. Brown appearance with a sour aroma.Initial impressions were not good but got worse.Vinegary is the only way to describe this beer that was just about drinkable. Drinking this was not a very pleasant experience.
Bullit (4106) - Burgos, SPAIN - DEC 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from The Cave, as Titanic Christmas Ale, 7.6% ABV. A small fountain when opening. Hazy dark copper colour, huge off-white head. Nose is yeasty, spicy, candy sugar. Flavour is malty, sour fruits, spices, nutty, some tartness, slight alcoholic, sweet caramel. Fruity and sour finish. Medium bodied. Lots of things going on here, but not sure if balanced.
RichTheVillan (4071) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Wellington; clear chestnut pour with a creamy magnolia head, dark fruit and acidic aroma, taste has light winter spices along with dark fruits, very mince pie, doesn’t work in a warm September.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - FEB 16, 2011
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.