Brewed by Rudgate
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
York, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Cask; Seasonal - Christmas. Has been brewed at various strengths between 4.6% and 6.0%

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simontomlinson (811) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2017
Frothy beige head soon left a good cover on a chestnut coloured, finely carbonated body. Minimal aroma of malt & spicy fruit. Medium bodied, well carbonated but smooth on the back - very lacking in body on the aft. Sweet malty tastes with plenty of spiciness, dark fruity berries, tangy on the back & slightly peppery finish.

ManVsBeer (11959) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2016
Bottle from Booths, Media city. Clear mid-brown with a thin head. Winter warmer with a berry-sweet nose and taste, but infused with some tasty dark malts. 4.6% version.

sdmmb (1858) - BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2015
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought at Bierhuis in Ossett. Chestnut coloured spicy malty ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

zacgillbanks (5836) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
4.6% bottle from York Beer & Wine. Copper coloured with chocolate and red fruity flavours followed by a nutty, malty, woody and spiced fruit finish.

SarkyNorthener (5142) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
[email protected] avion, aldridge. Dark chestnut beer with small head and decent lacing. Aroma of malts. Taste is malts, a hint of smoke and burnt caramel. Decent enough.

jjsint (3786) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
Cask at Pilgrims Progress (JDW), Bedford. 4.8% ABV. Translucent ruby brown, respectable amount of beige head. Light fruity chestnut aroma. Fantastic taste: sweet, with berries, figs and nutty malt in the finish. Light palette. Fair play to Rudgate, this is a ruddy good Christmas ale.

tdtm82 (1702) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
Cask. 27th December, JDW spoons, Chelmsford. Standard bitter appeaeance. Glowing red and brown with white lacing. Aroma is very subtle. Dough, hey, grass, some butterscotch and toffee. Taste is chestnuts, roasted malts, wood, raisins, Wild berry. Astringency and not a fan of the yeast. Very watery and a pretty average bitter. Well made but really nothing to write home

RichTheVillan (8748) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
Cask at JDW Briar Rose; clear amber pour with a thin magnolia head, light fruit and toffee aroma, taste has fruit, caramel, some roast malt, a hint of spice, ok.

mr_h (6297) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at Camperdown Place, Glasgow - clear deep amber brown, thin bubbly off-white head, fruity malty aroma, minimal lacing, sweet malty, plum flavour, nicely balanced easy drinking Christmas ale

s_hartshorne (2858) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2014
Dark amber good white head. Aroma is fruity malts taste same long bitter finish good malts. Decent body. Decent stuff.

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