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Brewed by Caledonian (Heineken UK)
Style: Bitter
Edinburgh, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - December.
Tawny, tanned appearance. Delicate hop and sweet raisin aroma. Smooth, creamy with a perfect balance of sweet and sour, a highly sessionable festive ale.
Hops: Northdown and East Kent Golding

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3.5
Sigmund (8254) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2004
Cask conditioned at The Old Thameside Inn, Southwark, London, Christmas 2004. Dark brown colour, moderate head. Malty and sherry-like aroma. Flavour is nutty, caramel, treacle. Decent. Finish is a bit watery.

3.4
DanielBrown (4604) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2004
Hand pumped at the former Hogshead (now the Corner House), Birmingham. Reddish, with a creamy head. Quite nicely flavoured, but a little watery. Some nice ginger and spicy pud. Enjoyable, but not enough oooomph.

3.4
Garrat (1348) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2005
Gravity At The Milestone,Ipswich.Mid brown in colour,no head,some sweet malt,light on the fruit,an easy session.

3.4
JorisPPattyn (10208) - BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2007
Cask Dark chestnut; B.C. "H.". Sweet malts, bread, cacao powder. Nice hops!! Sporting an original flavour of holly leaves - appropriate! Ends wry, nearly tart. Dry-out effect! What is this? In the aftertaste, I get acorn, and yet again bitter cacao powder. Light to medium bodied. Nice beer, as light as it may be.

3.4
oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Cask. Deep amber colour, small off-white foamy head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, some flight fruity and floral notes to it. Flavour is very similar with also some nutty notes kicking in.

3.3
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2004
Cask conditioned - handpump - Head Of Steam euston. A mid brown coloured beer with some diacetyl in the sweet malty aroma. The taste has toffee, caramel and butterscotch notes. Quite drinkable.

3.3
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2004
Poured light brown with a beige head. Mild fruity aroma. Sweet malty cara taste with some light fruits. Dry in the finish. Medium bodied, easy drinking. Ok.

3.3
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2005
Im a big fan of this fellow and didnt realise i havnt rated it yet. Cali’s usual style, however slightly sweet in a very nice way, goes down very easily. Going by the name i expected this to be about 6-7% however im not complaining with it being as low as 3.7 as it tastes good.

3.3
Ethereal (2471) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 31, 2007
Cask at the Windsor Castle, Notting Hill, 30th Dec 2007. Copper with an off-white head that subsides quickly. Hoppy aroma with a hint of liquorice. Taste has a definite herb character at first, then a good refreshing finish. Palate is a bit weak though. Enjoyable and drinkable.

3.3
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2008
Cask, Dec 2007. Copper coloured, slightly cloudy, but with a good head. Scents of toffee malts. Carbonated, watery, with lots of sugar present, leaving a sticky mouthfeel. Moderately bitter with a dry end. Hoppy and honey present, but rather disappointingly bland. Served too cold.


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