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Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bedford, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 2.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Cask; Seasonal - Christmas.

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2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Englander1986 (51) - Middlesbrough, - NOV 11, 2006
A good idea, and a good tasting bitter, in my opinion. Although I havent been able to find any since I bought it that one time 2 years ago.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2006
Cask Handpump at the New Century Hall, Manchester 21/01/2006 Mid brown coloured and rich on the palate with some floral aroma. Slightly bitter on the palate with a full malt flavoured finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (13543) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2005
Cask conditioned at The Woolpack, Banbury. Chestnut coloured with a whisp of a head. Sweet malty sticky beer, but lacks the fruit and nut / spice flavours expected for true winter warmers. Itís a bit insipid and understated to be a buy again beer, once is enough.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2005
[email protected] Crown, Richmond, London. Mine was under the name íWinter Cheer@ although i may have taken the name down incorrectly, the abv was also 5.5% so iím guessing theyíre the same beer. It was OK, some caramel and dark fruit and some light citrus and anise. Not much happening, but drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2004
Iím guessing that this is the same beer that has previously been known as Winter Cheer (same ABV) but, as nobodyís rated that, itís rather academic. This has an attractive reddish/mid brown colour that presages warmth and Christmas character. Sadly, the reality is rather more prosaic. Itís a fruity, slightly nutty beer with a bit of sweetness. However, itís really not sufficiently rich to succeed as a real winter warmer and thereís not enough bite for an ESB. Consequently, the beer falls rather uncomfortably between the two. Pleasant enough but not very distinctive. Cask (handpump) at the Devereux, Temple, London.


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