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Wye Valley Santa’s Delight


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Brewed by Wye Valley
Style: Bitter
Bromyard, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - Winter.
A lower gravity Christmas Ale, with all the delights of it’s stronger brothers. Brewed using Pale, Crystal, Amber and Wheat malts with Flaked and roast Barley. This fine Christmas Ale will certainly be one to remember.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (7416) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2009
Cask, handpump at The Barrels (the Wye Vallley tap) in Hereford 28-12-09 Pours dark copper with a slim off-white head, there is very good clarity. Quite malty in taste with some berries and general fruitiness. A tasty beer though nothing too special. A6 A4 F6 P3 Ov12 3.1

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2009
Cask handpull, The Gatehouse Tavern, Coventry. Chestnut with a white halo. Sulphur and red fruit aroma with a shaving of pencilly hop. Astringent bitterness, sulphur, streak of coffee, soapy dabs. Thinnish and astringent on the palate with hints of paracetemol in the aftertaste; bitterness for its own sake, with nothing to round it out. Not very delightful.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6290) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2008
Cask-conditioned at the Bag O’Nails, Bristol 2/1/08. Ruby red with a decent off-white head that left rings down the glass. Aroma of red fruit and chocolate malt with some earthy hops. The flavour was chocolatey in the main although with a long, hoppy, dry finish. A very good Christmas ale.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2007
Dark red with a short head. Little scent. Very bitter and slightly acidic. Citrus and not much else.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2006
Cask@The Marlborough, Richmond, London. Quite nice it has to be said. Nice malty characters, crackery, with some slightly juicy hops, quite smooth and easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10243) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2005
Cask Conditioned at The Crown & Trumpet, Broadway, Worcs. Dark Brown colour with white head. A thinnish low impact winter beer, one for the gluggers. Sharp crystal malts to the fore, I notice the use of wheat malts becoming more prevelant in the winter beers. Bitter on the finish, decent enough but not thrilling.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 10, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2006 Was a good beer. Entertaining for a while, but just the same than oter ales, not really bitter, so, was really enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2004
Cask conditioned & from a hand pump in The Alex in Derby. No sparkler A deep redish dark brown colour. Very malty with chocolate & coffee under-tones. Best beer of the Night for me :)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffcole (3) - Llandrindod Wells, WALES - DEC 9, 2003 does not count
At 1st it tasted very malty but this turned into a very nice palatable drink. Dark in colour


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