Newmans Christmas Ale

Formerly brewed at Celt Experience

Style: Bitter
Caerphilly, Wales
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Bottled only.
A ruby-brown winter ale with mild bitterness and nice robust spicy aromas.
Brewed in the historic welsh town of Caerphilly, by award winning welsh brewers Newmans.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3867) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
Bottle, Sainsburys Grimsby. Chestnut brown, thin shortlived white head and moderate condition. Good blend of caramel and hop resin in the nose, full bodied in the mouth with toffee and caramel sweetness balanced by slight roasted barley notes and peppery hop resins, lingering earthy chalky bitterness and caramel sweetness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gary (1971) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2012
(Bottled) In a tin ; a 4 % Christmas bottled beer sounds dull to me , i wouldnt of bought this my self cause of my skepticism for this kinda thing, it was a gift and its not bad , its basically a bitter with some spices ...but happens to be plesant somehow.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (20529) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2011
Bottle at home in London. I got this beer from Tesco and it is sold as "Fathers Day Ale". Im almost certain this is the same beer, as the commercial description is exactly the same and the reviews seem appropriate. So, here we go. This beer pours an extremely light brown with a few wimpy bubbles for a head. Some light toast in the nose, hints of sugar. Flavor is bland, has some leafy and herbal bitterness, touches of toast. Light bodied with very light carbonation, pushing flat if Im gonna be honest. Short, kind of watery finish. Some bready malts, light dought and toast, subtle burnt sugar, more leafy hops. Unimpressive but, on account of its extreme lightness of character, easily drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geuzelambix (243) - Kbenhavn, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2011
This was areally good beer given to me by my sweet girlfriend. The beer is weel balanced in its bitterness and it represents a great mix of British and continental influences.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gowdy (1083) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2010
Bottle at Craigs house. Fairly dark brown with light head. Mediocre taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (23256) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2010
botle at home ... copper ... big bubbly off white head ... soft dull toffee malts ... light spice nose ... dry cinamon front .. light soft toffee malts ... light malt fruits ... this is a simple light spiced Christmas ale ... nice enough but uncomplicated

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rune (12061) - Troms, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2010
330ml bottle that comes in a nice Christmas box bought at a Tesco store near the hotel. Bright, brown body with ruby shades. Naked surface. Plain malty sweetness to the nose. Smooth caramel malts in a taste profile hat also brings hints of bitter spices towards the ending. Rather light bodied, but alright (hotel room, Edinburgh 27.11.2010).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (6370) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2010
33cl bottle from Tescos, Camberley. Dull amber with a rapidly fading cream head; toffee aroma; some sour purple fruit flavours but rather dominated by caramel; thin and watery with some light spice to the finish. Not particularly seasonal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (14208) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2010
Bottled, 330ml from Tesco, Banbury. Amber to brown with slight white head. Unfortunately mine didnt seem to be as flavourful as the previous rater, there is a little spiciness, but mostly I had a malty caramel, pasteurisation flavour. A touch of bitterness perhaps, but it just didnt come over as anything special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheDog (586) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2010
Bottle 33cl. Golden amber ruby colour with a thin beige head. Aroma and taste of resin, coriander and caramel. Tiny touch of hops but it tastes like goldings. Im surprised its only 4% cause of so much flavour and nice sweet finish. A new star is born.

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