Brewed by Strathaven
Style: Bitter
Strathaven, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tombyars (1640) - Saltcoats, - DEC 28, 2012
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in December 2012. Cask, handpump dispense. Opaque orange amber in colour with a thin off white head. Slight note of wine gums and cloves in the short aroma. Thin resiny mouthfeel and poor lacing. Mixed malts give a fiery, almost gingerbread like base with notes of cloves, black pepper and nutmeg prickly in the mouth. There is also a swet glycerine fruit note of redcurrant jam also present. Hint of hop resins in the brief peppery aftertaste but difficult to make out against the Christmas spices in the background. Finish is malty with warming port and orange peel notes evident. A decent winter warmer and recommended.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
47574xeCD (900) - Gods Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2017
Cask at The Metropolitan Bar. Clear light brown thin white head. Faint nose of toffee malts. Taste is malt cereal caramel. Bland.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (7132) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2017
Cask handpull at The Railway Putney as Strathaven Winter Glow, 5.0% Whilst reading Filth by Irvine Welsh - to follow the Scottish theme. Pours a dark amber, no haze at all, translucent and still with a compact tan head which leaves full lacing. Aroma is airy, bready malt. Body is smooth, rounded and full, light carbonation. Taste is rounded malts, resin and varnished wood, some tangy stingy floral hop bitterness, some Stop n Grow herbal astringency builds. A hoppy old school bitter. Full flavoured. Personally I didnt pick up any spice additions, though I wouldnt be surprised if there was something contributing to the drying astringent finish alongside the hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Don2711 (419) - - JAN 10, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2017 Cinnamon caramel and malty. Amber appearance. Excellent strength. Nice on palate .Had cold today so must try again

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (3170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2016
Cask at JDW Standing Order. Clear copper. Nose is cinnamon, caramel, malts. Tastes red fruits, cinnamon, caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (11662) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2015
Cask at the standing order. Pours clear amber, nose is cinnamon, sweet toffee, malty, taste is more cinnamon, sweet toffee, a little thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2014
High cinnamon aroma. Nearly red appearance. Tastes like cinnamon and cloves. Not unpleasant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (5913) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2014
On tap at the Malt Shovel. Appearance - toffee coloured and nice head. Nose - cinnamon and toffee. Taste - quite heavy on the cinnamon but good toffee sweetness and some biscuit spice on the finish. Palate - medium bodied with a rich texture and a fairly fresh finish considering. Overall - good ale and a bit different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
gowdy (1040) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JAN 13, 2014
Pint on Cask from the merchant bar in Glasgow. A little amber coloured. Medium consistency.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jd543 (428) - SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2013 Red with an off-white head. Tastes like Christmas. Thats not necessarily a good thing. Its a bit spicy, some cinnamon, orange peel... I dont know, brandy? It just tastes like a Christmas pudding. I dont really like Christmas pudding. Nah, its different, but I cant like this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (46059) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2013

Cask (gravity) @ Cambridge Winter Ale Festival 2013, at the University Social Club, Mill Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England CB2 1RX.

Clear medium to dark red brown color with a small, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, spicy, cinnamon - christmas spices. Flavor is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a long duration, spicy - christmas spices, cinnamon, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130119]

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