Brewed by Mordue
Style: Bitter
North Shields, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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

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wheresthepath (2424) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2016
Cask at the Hope Tap (JDW), Reading. Amberwith a thick creamy head and a light fizz. Great condition on this one. Sweet malt up front with a touch of toffee. A little mineral character but not enough to be distracting. Solid earthy bitterness and a touch of blackcurrant. Slight peppery tingle. Good balance, good flavour. Very nice bitter actually, but it’s not a Christmas beer.

fiulijn (21507) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2009
Cask conditioned at J.D. Wetherspoon - Penderel’s Oak, London
Hazy light amber color; frothy head. Sweetish toffee flavor, with a lightly fruity hopping. 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 3.4
Subsequent rating scored 3.5 Score unaltered

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. RERATE!!! 10/12/2012. Much better at same pub 3 years on.

DruncanVeasey (8413) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2012
Cask handpull, The Felix (JDW), Nuneaton, 15/12/12. Creamy-topped dark copper. Light pear and orange aroma; some grass. Decent orange tang, creamy malt, vanilla linger with walnut hints.

SaintMatty (7603) - 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.

imdownthepub (15518) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Brown to amber with white head. Smooth, malty beer, bready but quite bitter, dry, palate filling although a touch tinny. Ok without getting exciting.

mr_h (6059) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2012
Cask by handpump at Prestwick Pioneer - clear amber, thin bubbly off-white head, minimal malty aroma, caramel, hint of something spicy, bit of fruit, clean finish

fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ Wetherspoons, Victoria Station, London, England SW1V.
Clear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, orange, lime, UK top fermentat yeast. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20081230]

SilkTork (5923) - 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.

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