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


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wimpyjoe (5108) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
Cask @ New Oxford, Salford. Dark chestnut brown with a small head. Has light but tasty winter fruit notes with some a hint of caramel, and a healthy sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (4346) - Freising, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2015
(cask) clear deep ruby colour with a frothy light-beige head. aroma of roasted malts and hazelnuts, with a light hint of rye bread, some cherries and milk chocolate. flavour is mostly treebark and yeast, slightly tart and chalky, with some notes of dark berries and grilled mushrooms. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1760) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Aroma: intense bread and grain malts, some caramel and hay. Appearance: clear, dark brown, small, beige head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: soft carbonation, malty sweets continue, light bitters coming up, slightly dry finish, Overall: quite a pleasant Bitter, yet missing the winter spices. Pint at The Willow Walk, Victoria.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlackerMads (1896) - DENMARK - DEC 7, 2014
Cask. Dark chestnut brown with a small off white head. Dark bread, wood, with the spices blending in nicely. It is kind of like a different mild ale, but not too interesting overall. Medium body, medium sweet, light bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (11126) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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 (16867) - , 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 (3441) - 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 (14015) - 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 (22274) - 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 (5642) - 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.

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