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Brewed by B&T Brewery
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Shefford, England

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - Christmas.

A refreshing amber beer with a fruity aroma and a sweetish malty palate. Its over-lying bitterness makes it an excellent quaffing bitter for the festive season.
This Beer is brewed using Pearl Pale Malt, Crystal Malt, Wheat Malt, Challenger Hops and Golding Hops.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
john44 (2680) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2017
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Dec 2012 - Amber in colour. Malty; sweet malts, caramel. Fruity; some citrus fruit, lemon. Hoppy; slight grassy hops. Sweet malty fruity throughout. OK. Drinkable. (2012-12-06)

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4362) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2016
Tried at the Felix Holt, Nuneaton. As Banks & Taylor Santa’s Slayer. Golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma berries and light citrus, taste sweet, to mid bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gary (1933) - Grime Hood , Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2016
Cask @ a spoons. A low boost golde that’s anorexic on body or palate, and quite frankly not very festive. A gimmick name and concept. Flavours of bready malts, lemon hops, citrus. Really mundane.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (7386) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2016
Cask handpull at The Crosse Keys Bishopsgate as ’Banks and Taylor Santa’s Slayer’. Golden yellow clear still foamy white head. Aroma is bready, light citrus. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is grainy, white bread, gluey, dusty, light bitterness. A nice and very drinkable balanced golden bitter. Looking through the ratings consistency might be a problem, but very good on this showing.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Don2711 (429) - - NOV 25, 2016
Bit bland. Grassy and mild malt. Hint of sulphur doesn’t help. Really nothing special.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 29 Nov 2012. Poured a clear copper, with a scummy white head. Aroma was very light; some malt, grass and berries. Caramel and dried fruit flavours, with a little spruce hop bitterness. Finish was honeycomb, straw and hop resin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (23681) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
2nd January 2013
Market Porter. Clear amber beer, good cream coloured head. Light palate, softish with mild fine carbonation. Nice! Creamy malt. Mild tangy orange hops. Not bitter! Semi dry finish. Just a whisper of sulphur but otherwise a decent Christmas ale.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rlgk (18837) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2012
Cask at Market Porter, London. Deep golden beer with a quite nice offwhite head. Malty bready aroma, biscuits, some dough, apples, pears, citrus, some toffee. Citrus flavor, pears, bready, yeasty, dough, biscuits. A bit unfresh and with a somewhat strange yeasty finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stravale (2932) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 24, 2012
Cask @ JDW Elgin 241212
Copper, clear, bubbly thin frothy head
Aroma of very faint fruity malts, almost nothing
Taste of caramel malts, sweet caramel, soft fruity malts, touch of dark honey, reasonable flavour, easy drinking, no faults
Palate - Thinnish body, light bitter finish
Overall - Just above average Spoons beer, not bad, not a Christmas beer apart from the pump clip

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (17687) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
Cask handpull at CountyHotel JDW Ashford. Clear deepish gold colour thin white head. Bit of rubber on this. Ok condition very light in flavour not much hop.


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