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style
Brewed by Everards
Style: Bitter
Enderby, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - Winter.
"A rich copper ale that signifies the essence of Christmas in a glass."
Ingredients: Maris Otter malt; Goldings hops and dry hopped with Cascade, prior to conditioning.

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fonefan (49996) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2008
Cask (handpump) @ Wellington, Birmingham B2, UK. Clear medium amber color with a small, virtually none, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, light hoppy. Flavor is light to moderate sweet and moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium to light, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. (100108)

3.5
oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2012
[email protected] Drum, London. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is caramel malts, some fruity notes as well as mild spices and herbs. Flavour is nutty, caramel malty, fruity and mild spices as well.

3.4
omhper (25349) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2011
Cask at The Drum, Leyton, London. Hazy amber. Fruity caramel aroma. Some grass and spice. Medium bodied with soft mouthfeel. Mildly caramelly, medium bitterness. Nicely drinkable.

3.4
harrisoni (18970) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2005
Cask handpull at Thomas Ingoldsby, JDW, Canterbury. Deep copper colour with thin off white head. Lots of toffee, nice red berry fruit. Almost a bit of whisky too and some apple. Nice in mouth with good acids towards the end. Nice sweetish fruit balanced by acids and citrus hops

3.5
imdownthepub (14961) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2005
Cask conditioned at The Woolpack, Banbury. Dark amber beer with smooth head. Easy drinking malty beer, smooth and a little fruity but with a reasonable hoppy bitterness. This seems to be the trend for this years winter beers, lower strength but with some flavour. Quite an enjoyable beer.

1.5
ManVsBeer (10795) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2011
Bland, forbidding Christmas ale with little character or seasonal speciality.

3.1
Fin (10699) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2014
Cask, handpump at a The White Horse, Banbury Beer Festival Meeting, Monday 13th January 2014 Amber in colour a little murky, malty in the mouth. As Glen correctly noted it is a touch tired perhaps, however it is still quite agreeable. Tangy, fruity and with a few things going on in the mouth, it is fine if somewhat predictable. A6 A3 T6 P3 Ov13 3.1

2.6
leaparsons (10655) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2002
Not the best of Xmas beers. Like Tiger bitter with a little more fruit. Boring.

3.2
MartinT (10014) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2007
Any first impressions?
-A veil of foam covers the bronze clarity.
-Cranberry-like fruitiness quietly chats with some earthy hops.
-The same fruitiness reappears in the flavor profile, aptly balanced with the wooden, leafy hops.
-Lean maltiness; low carbonation, high drinkability; a typical cask bitter mouthfeel.

What if you dig deeper?
-The leafy hop bitterness participates actively.
-Aroma’s a little too shy to be enticing.
-Ringwoody butterscotchy subtleties work well with the flavor profile.
-A well-made, generic bitter, again, is not what I’d normally think of as a special Christmas beer, but then again this seems to be the norm for many UK breweries.

On cask at Blackfriars, Inverness.

3.4
jmgreenuk (9703) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 29, 2012
Cask at The Wellington, Birmingham. Poured a clear copper colour with a broken white bubbly head. The aroma is malty but weak leading to a medium bitter flavour, with fruity hoppy dry bitter notes. The dry bitterness hits the palate fairly quickly and stays around for a while. Not quite what I would expect from Everards, but very welcome all the same.


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