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Brewed by Hawkshead
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Staveley, England

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - Christmas. Also available bottled.

Hawkshead’s Christmas brew. Deep red, malty and bitter. An ideal choice for those long winter nights by the fire.

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2.9
Rasmus40 (22684) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2018
Bottle from Alesbymail. Clear brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit and spicy. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 050218

3.8
Sigmund (8103) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2018
500 ml bottle, from Ales By Mail. ABV is 4.5%. Malts are Maris Otter pale, crystal, dark crystal, chocolate, beech-smoked, oats. Hops are Bramling Cross, Cascade and Fuggles. Chestnut to mahogany colour, small off-white to beige head. Aroma of caramel and spices (coriander, cinnamon, fennel, ginger, caraway, cloves and nutmeg). The flavour has first some fruitiness, chocolate and roast malts, hints of blackcurrants, then the spices take over with some complexity. Some hop bitterness and more roastiness with a hint of smoke in the finish and aftertaste. Good beer.

3.3
ladnewton (2092) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2018
Cask at CBC, Clerkenwell on 3rd January 2018. Deep brown with shallow tan foam and no lacing. Deeply pungent aroma. Solid toasty caramel malt in-mouth, with hints of spices. A roast caramel finish.

3
ManVsBeer (11473) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2018
Bottle from Booths Supermarket, Media City. Clear dark copper-amber. Spicy ale with a robustness for it, it also feels smoked in its aftertaste. Its spiciness is a gentle one with a herbal-infused aroma. Decent winter ale.

2.9
yespr (49173) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2017
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange. Small white head. Aroma is mild estery. Slight fruity. Bitter, herbal. Spiced. Cardemomme and cinnamon. Herbal. Bitter and dry. Herbal and spiced finish.

3
samsomuk (510) - Bridgwater, Somerset, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2017 Bottle online from Ales by Mail. Pours clear dark brown with a beige head. Aromas of malts, Christmas spices. Taste is dry, nutty, toasted malts, burnt caramel, with hints of coriander, cloves, nutmeg. Medium bodied, average carb, with a dry, light sweet, spicy finish.

3.2
MrTipple (7282) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2017
Light spices, cloves, nutmeg, sweet, dark, toasted malts. Clear, very dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Light bitter. More spices, dark, toasted malts, burnt toast, sweet, dark fruits, lightly smoked bacon, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Alright, one of these beers made for Christmas no one had really waited for. Cask at CBC, Covent Garden.

3.5
fombe89 (4350) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 17, 2017
Botella de @Ales By Mail, Online 17/12/2017 BBD:09/18
Color ambarino espuma blanca, aromas a a caramelo con notas especiadas, sabor dulce final especiado, cuerpo medio rica.

3.2
simontomlinson (720) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2017
Bubbly beige head stayed on a very dark brown still body. Malt & spicy aroma. Medium bodied, finely carbonated & clean on the back. Malt to the fore with spices followed by slight burnt bitter finish.

4
zacgillbanks (5726) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2017
Bottle from Booths, Ripon. Copper coloured with a thick white head. It has a red fruity, chocolate and smoked flavour followed by ginger and spices on the finish. Excellent.


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