overall
43
80
style
Brewed by Mordue
Style: Bitter
North Shields, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - Christmas.

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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19824) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2009
Cask conditioned at J.D. Wetherspoon - Penderels Oak, London
Hazy light amber color; frothy head. Sweetish toffee flavor, with a lightly fruity hopping. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (7079) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2009
Cask (JDW pub, London) - Amber/copper coloured. Fruity and hoppy aroma. Fruity taste with a hoppy element featuring grapefruit, raisins and caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobinlondon (1294) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2012 Handpulled cask at JDW Hatch End, Harrow. Copper with a suddy white head. Virtually no aroma. Another very average bitter with a silly xmas name. Dull and bland. 2.3. RERATE!!! 10/12/2012. Much better at same pub 3 years on.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5602) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2008
JDW, Hemel Hempstead. Clean pleasant biter. Nicely balanced with a decent splash of mild English hops. Some spice. OK stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (8189) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2007
Cask-conditioned at the Knights Templar JDW, Bristol, December 2006. Cooper coloured with a slight off-white head. Red fruit taste and aroma followed by a decent bitter finish. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2012 Cask conditioned - handpump - JDW Northampton. An amber coloured beer with a red hue. The aroma is fruity and malty. The taste is nicely hoppy bitter with some soapy twang. Nice fruits also. A decent beer. Score 3.4
Subsequent rating scored 3.5 Score unaltered

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2006
Cask (handpump) at Lord Moon of the Mall (JDW), Whitehall. A fairly standard copper coloured best bitter. Not much aroma. Clean and smooth on the palate with touches of earthy hop. Perfectly acceptable, but not very Christmassy.


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