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Tring Santas Little Helper

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Brewed by Tring
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Tring, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Cask; Seasonal - late November & December.
Warming winter ale, this festive special is the perfect balance of roasted malt and premium aroma hops. This tipple would warm even the cold heart of Scrooge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (7928) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2015
On cask at the brewery. Smooth and malty beginning. Easy to drink with a nice roasted Ale characteristic. Smooth in the aftertaste, not too intense but nice dry smooth malty finish. Great!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
47574xeCD (862) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2014
Cask at The Victoria Rugby 27/12/14 Dark Chestnut ale with a white head. Like a liquid old wardrobe. woody, roasted malts. Average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vladivostok (452) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2013
Premium Bitter? My Aunt Fanny. This is a typical example of an English Old Ale. Dark as a Munchener Dunkel, a slight whiff of caramel, everso gentle roastiness, very muted hops and just a slight hint of alcohol. Perhaps a little sweet for some palates but a pint goes down well at the end of the evening just when you’re about to brave the cold. Old Ale isn’t so much a style, more a winter accoutriment to go with duffel coats and long johns. Well worth trying but dress up warm...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1962) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
On cask at Golden Eagle Lincoln - A red body, lacing white head. Nose is caramel and malt, with a sweetness carrying all the way through. Quite a pleasant one, but not so much of a winter warmer as I’d hoped for.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2011
A - caramel with slight citrus A - mid brown with frothy head T - light sweet with lighter bitter P - mid and soft O - average

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EdKing (2410) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2011
Cask direct from the brewery. Colour is deep reddish brown, hardly any head. Aroma is standard Tring caramel malt character, bit of antique varnished wood, touch of roasted malt. Taste is caramel malt, medium bitter English hops, roasted malt. Probably one of the dullest Christmas beers I’ve had. Some hop dryness on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2007
Cask in 3 Judges. Aroma is minimal but ropasty malts, grassy hop. Taste is similar a bit bland, mainly malty notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2005
Cask@The Market Porter, Borough, London. Pretty much a heavier version of the Snowflake. Sweetish, ever so lightly sticky wholemeal maltyness. Leafy hops in the finish. A bit dull, but quite drinkable.

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