Brewed by Twickenham Fine Ales
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Twickenham, England


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Cask, Seasonal, Winter;
A dark, malty, spicy seasonal ale. Brewed with black, pale chocolate, and crystal malts and English hops. In keeping with the Yule season, this beer is spiced with mistletoe, ivy, and poinsettia.*** ***Just joking about the spicing; so you can put away the stomach pump. Actually spiced with coriander and juniper berries. Thanks to Glenn and Davy at Alvinne brewery for their advice about juniper berries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (9131) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
Cask at the Fox, Twickenham, 11/01/14. Very lightly hazed amber/copper with a good sized off white cap that retains well. Nose is bready malt, pepper, clove, light spice, biscuit crumble, musty tones. Taste comprises bready malt, light toffee, orchard fruits, earthy, pepper, pinch of spice. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, light bitter notes in the closure. Ok stuff, inoffensive, nothing I’d be rushing back to though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
9th December 2011
Pigs Ear. Clear dark brown beer. Suddy pale tan head. Smooth light palate. Dry mild floral malt. Nice tangy tangerine. Dry finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Martinus (2892) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2012
Dark red brown colour, small off-white head. Lovely nose, aroma of caramel, malts, roasted malts, toast, light spicy, light nuts, some sweetness. Light sweet flavour, rather thin body. Too thin for my liking. Finish light spicy, somewhat fruity. Not bad, but a bit lagging behind in flavour and body.
(From cask @ ACBF 2012. Thanks for sharing, IluvatarMilan)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (13554) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2012
Bottle at ACBF 2012. Clear dark brown - white head. Roasted, nutty, fruity notes, tea, herbal, ryebread, spicy, juniper, a bit too much christmas.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21081) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2012
Cask at ACBF 2012. Cloudy red-brown coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of hops, caramel and grass. Fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, grass and hops. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (4882) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2012 4/III/2012 on cask @ ACBF (Moen) - BB: n/a (2012-210)

Clear nut brown beer, no head. Aroma: caramel, toast, nutty, bready, little sweet. MF: no carbon, light to medium boy. Taste: little bitter, green banana, toast, nuts. Aftertaste: bisquit, shortbread, bitter walnuts, green banana. This sure is an English style ale, more in aroma than in flavour though. Solid, but not big. Still good for it’s ABV though. /me adds another point for overall score.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (7976) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2012
Cask Cola-coloured beer with B.C."H." Watercress, brown mushrooms. Strange nose, but good. Melanoidins, chocolate malt, wood, bit nutty. Light body, little slickness, very watery, and that for a X-mas ale. In itself, it’s OK. but I expect a bit more for celebrating - even in the UK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29484) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
Cask. An amber beer. The aroma has notes of caramel and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel and malt, leading to a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31480) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
From cask. Pours clear and deep brown to almost black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malty and breadish. Dark roasted malty and breadish. Bitter and dry. Lasting roasted malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11348) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
Cask at the Duchess of Cambridge, London. Pours clear, rich amber-brown with a faint film. Very subtle ripe fruits in the nose with some dark malts. Light to medium sweet, with toast, berries, faint burnt caramel. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Dry finish with mild leafy bitterness, dark toast and light fruits. Not bad.

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