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Brewed by Titanic (UK)
Style: English Strong Ale
Stoke-on-Trent, England

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Seasonal - October to January. Available Bottle Conditioned as Christmas Ale.
This sweet malty winter ale has a port-like aroma, oranges and lemons play around the edges of the tongue whilst dried fruit and cinnamon drive home the wonderful warming effect, the walnut aftertaste completes this slice of Christmas time in a glass.

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3.4
CraftBeerNick (2982) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2014
Cask at Rake, 16th January 14. Lots going on, rich dried fruit, fairly flat, nice warming boozy notes, drinkable

3.4
Mr_Pink_152 (5772) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2017
Tried at the Plough Shifnal, Nr Telford. Rich golden brown colour with a thin off white head. Aroma tropical fruity, citrus and caramel. The taste sweet and fruity. Sticky body.

3.3
thewolf (12949) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2009
Bottle, bought @ LIVA, Kolding.
Pours deep brown with a nice, small, creamy, yellowish head. Very sweet aroma with milky caramel, some grass, light nutty. Low carbonation, lovely oily mouthfeel. Flavour is slightly harsh actually. A little metallic. Some viniousness. Otherwise heavy on the caramel, nuttiness, lightly roasted notes and quite a heavy hoppy bitterness in the finish. A tad weird but fairly drinkable.

3.3
madsberg (11799) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2009
Bottled. Amber coloured. Clear. Dense light brown head. Sweet and fruity aroma with notes of berries and spice. Flavour of berries, spice, sweetness and herbs. Medium bodied. Herbal and sweet bitterness in the end. Quite nice.

3.3
Pinball (12601) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2009
clear amber, smooth white head. faint aroma, hops, caramel a little bitterness. flavor is malty sweet, toffee, honey, flowery sweetness,

3.3
DruncanVeasey (8456) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2010
BC, 7.6%, Beers of Advent day 5. Dark ruby with a slender cappuccino collar. Juicy mulled orange, berries, apple strudel aroma with a hint of Flemish sour and cinder toffee as it warms. Fine and syrupy with a suggestion of oak, lots of mulled berries and orange peel swimming about, earthy apple peel yeast, the glow of alcohol and a balanced malty aftertaste cushioning the heat and finishing bitterness. Quite acidic and yeasty; a sprinkle of cinnamon, but not overdone. Good, but had to share- a whole bottle would be a struggle.

3.3
Borup (15943) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2010
Bottle from Superbest Hellerup. Red/Brown colour with a small beige head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, hops, caramel, spice and roasted malt.

3.3
BlackHaddock (7961) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
500ml brown bottle, best before end of Feb 2011, reviewed 30 Dec 2010. Poured into an ’Abbot Ale’ glass tankard. This a bottle conditioned beer, so it was poured carefully and slowly. Dark red in colour, clear and clean. On top a small off-white crown. Lambic, sour aroma with plums and sweet malts coming as the beer warmed. The taste was rich, Christmas pudding type flavours with all sorts of fruit coming into play. Yet that lambic sourness in the smell also had a huge impact on the taste and mouthfeel too. The combination of the richness and lambic feel made this an interesting and certainly different beer. When cold this beer was poor, but as it warmed it became better and better.

3.3
evergreen0199 (3570) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2013
Cask at White Horse Old Ale fest 2013, Parsons Green, London. A dark red/copper coloured pour with a thin off white head on top. Port like, fruity, caramel aroma. Tastes similar, dark fruit, oranges, slightly sweet.

3.3
Towey1989 (3437) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2016
Cask at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) A clear deep amber colour with a medium white head. Aroma of toffee, rum & raisin, red berries, slight orange peel, a little bready malts and some spicy hops. Taste of toffee, fruitcake, rum & raisin, alcohol, some red berries, slight cinnamon, maybe other spices, a little orange, a hint of chocolate and subtle acidity. Medium bodied and a slick texture. A long, warming, spicy fruit finish. A really boozy Christmas beer, good amount of spicy fruit but for me, maybe a bit too much alcohol.


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