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Wooden Hand Elves Bells

Brewed by Wooden Hand
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Truro, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Seasonal - Winter.
This rich, ruby-red beer has an enticing aroma, leading to a full fruit flavour in the mouth, complemented by a rich hop zest, before a subtle, biscuity finish emerges.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Cask. Copper colour with a mediumsized off-white head. Aroma is mild nuts, some resiny and toffeeish notes along with the sweetness of raisins and syrup. Flavour is syrup, some spices, sweet malts, mild berries as well as some herbal and grassy notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9949) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
Cask, Kings Head, Leicester. Copper, ruby with a thin foam. Aromas are toffee and maple syrup with biscuit and raisins. Fruity red berries with plummy fig notes. Hints of woody vanilla with spices. Flavours are sweet malts with berries and festive spices. Fruity bitterness with a slighly herbal and chocolate finish. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2013
Cask @ The Kings Head. Deep red colour. Aroma is malty and a bit fruity. So is the taste. A bit pedestrian though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (7838) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 2, 2013
Cask at The Wellington, Birmingham. Poured a clear dark reddish brown with a bubbly tan head. The aroma is purely malty leading to a bitter, fruity, malty flavour with a hint of sourness on the palate. The first mouthful or two was a bit of a shock but it grew on me over time. Not my favourite Christmas beer though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
stravale (2847) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 27, 2011
Cask @ JDW Elgin
Chestnut brown..clear..thin clear head...Aroma of light malt...Taste of dark caramel malts..slightly sour...slight earthy hop...Palate is thin and watery...almost no carb...Finish of caramel malts..bit acidic.
Overall - Bland and boring for 5%. Wasn’t in best nick.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (6075) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2011
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Golden amber with s dense cream head; biscuity aroma; malty flavour with a touch of sweet digestive biscuit; and a dry finish. A rather ordinary bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (1972) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2011
Cask - The Ribs of Beef, Norwich. Poured with a clear golden body & a fine & lasting, lacy white head. Good citrus aromas, lemony & lightly biscuity. Again, crisp citrus on the tongue with some sweeter pale malts beneath. Lingering bitterness & soft tang. Light to medium body, crisp & firm on the palate, soft mouthfeel. Shortish finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1604) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2011
Tasted this seasonal ale in the Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in December 2011. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear orange amber in colour with a thin white head. Pleasant malty aroma with sweet citrus fruit in the background. Thin resiny mouthfeel and poor lacing. Pale malts deliver a fiery digestive biscuit base with sweet notes of soft caramel and orange oil. Fragrant spicy hop resins compliment the malt well in the slightly bitter citrusy aftertaste. Hint of coriander in this along with a warming Cointreau liquer note present in the rounded, moreish finish. An excellent seasonal 5% ale and much superior to other Christmas themed bitters you see just now. Well recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (18735) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2011
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW, London. Pours clear copper with a foamy, white head. Mild ripe fruit nose, some wet malts, toast. Medium sweet flavor, a bit of leaves providing moderate bitterness, slight toast, slight grass. Medium in body with fine carbonation. Fairly sticky finish with soft toffee. Not a well concerted beer, but decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2011
On cask at JDW, Stoke. Pours ruby red with a thin head. A Christmas ale that tastes of Christmas, whatever that means! Plum, dark fruits, spice and a well balanced hop finish. Excellent.

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