fiulijn (21516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2009
Cask conditioned at J.D. Wetherspoon - Penderel’s Oak, LondonSaintMatty (7612) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2009
Hazy light amber color; frothy head. Sweetish toffee flavor, with a lightly fruity hopping. Good.
Cask (JDW pub, London) - Amber/copper coloured. Fruity and hoppy aroma. Fruity taste with a hoppy element featuring grapefruit, raisins and caramel. bobinlondon (1297) - 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.
Much better at same pub 3 years on. SilkTork (5926) - 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. downender (9008) - 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.
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 3.4chriso (7536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2006
Subsequent rating scored 3.5 Score unaltered
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.