Brewed by Elgoods
Style: English Strong Ale
Wisbech, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Seasonal - Christmas.
Snickalmas is our Christmas ale at 5.0%abv. A full bodied deep brown bitter with a fruity aroma, the recipe uses Pale Ale Malt, Torrefied Wheat and Roasted Barley. The hops are a blend of Fuggles and Challenger as main hops in the copper with a late hop addition of Goldings.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, - DEC 24, 2011
Cask at Grand Central (JDW), Fallowfield, 22/12/11. Red/brown colour with a thin white head that leaves a surprising amount of lacing. Malt & caramel aroma. Malty sweetness with a slight sourness. Low carbonation leads to a cloying finish. Not bad, not good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (26386) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2017
Cask (backlog). Murky deep ambery brown colour with a small white head, which sticks for a good while and leaves lace. Aroma is bready and caramel malts with some nutty and mild floral and wooden notes as well. Flavour is sweet floral notes with some grass, herbs and mild sprucelike notes along with nutty and mildly caramelly notes. Nice balance between malts and hops, and actually quite quaffable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2959) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 30, 2014
Cask @ Linen Hall, Enniskillen [311213]
Amber, clear, dense white head
Aroma of soft caramel, light fruits, light berry fruits
Taste of soft fruits, caramel, bit tangy and yeasty
Palate - Medium body, quite oily. Finish of soft berries, mellow bitter, some toasted cereal malts come through in the finish, little dry
Overall - Not a bad bitter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (18686) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2013
Cask at the Seven Stars, Rugby, 16/12/13. Clear dark amber/copper with a good sized light beige head that retains well, good full glass lacing ensues. Nose is toffee, dark fruit notes, biscuit malt. Taste comprises bread dough, dark fruits, toffee, orchard fruit notes, biscuit crumble. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finish with light bitterings. Ok Xmas affair.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichTheVillan (7512) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall; clear chestnut pour with foamy beige head, fruity aroma, taste has a lot of caramel plus some sweet malts and a hint of fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (4396) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
[email protected] avion, aldridge. Dark amber beer with medium head and decent lacing. Aroma of malts. Taste is earth, burnt malts and moderately bitter. Ok beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markas101 (2403) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Cask, The Francis Newton, Sheffield, UK. Medium amber, fruit aroma of apricot with some sweet caramel. Tinny flavour, can really taste the Torrefied Wheat :-). Finishes with a clove spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (20522) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2011
Cask at Hamilton Hall, JDW, London. Pours clear, orange-gold with a foamy, white head. Looks nice. Bready malt aroma, some straight sugars, toast. Medium sweet flavor, subtle burnt toffee, creamy malts, faint earthy bitters, hints of ripe fruits. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Some bitter fruits are present in the finish, along with sweet and bready malts. Sticky with some sugar. Not a great beer by any means, but not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tombyars (1664) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2011
Tasted this in the Saltcot, Saltcoats (JDW) in January 2008. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale amber in colour with a thin white head. Dry floral hop note in the short aroma. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt in the base with golden syrup sweetness and then a tart shock of lemon fruit notes. Thick hop flowers give a resiny bitter aftertaste which builds up to an astringent moisture sucking finish. Went down well with the local clientele but far too bitter for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
niquillis (2474) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2011
On cask at JDW, Stone. Pours amber with a white head. Quite malty with a hint of spice followed by a hop balance. Decent.

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