Brewed by Whitewater
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
County Down, Castlewellan, Northern Ireland


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Cask & Bottle; Seasonal - Winter.

Our seasonal Christmas ale. This is a dark and rich, full of fruity flavour with the addition of nutmeg and cinnamon. Best served with your feet up in front of a fire!

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Dogbrick's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (14009) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2012
This beer pours a clear amber color with a medium thin and foamy light beige head that disappears quickly. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malt and a touch of spice. Light-bodied with flavors of bready malt, cinnamon and caramel. The finish is sweet with a short malt aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.

culchiem (4180) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle. Chestnut brown with a short head. Aroma is dark fruit and a little spice. Flavour is very much at the front of the mouth, very dry palate. Bready and salt, dry spice.

SudsMcDuff (8523) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Bought in belfast, 500ml bottle .. . lot 948 .. . deep ruby .. . medium foam .. . mild mouth .. . lots of fruit, winter fruit, raisin, plum, and mild syrup .. . Pretty nice beer, i liked my mood when drinking this, made me forget how utterly shit virgin mobile are, rotten cunts .. . This is a nice brew though, would be legit on cask .. . . Maybe. Maybe not. Maybe fuck yourself.

Creedence (315) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2013
500ml bottle in Tom Barry’s. Pours a murky ruby with an off-white foamy head. Aroma is cinnamon, cake, molasses and chocolate. Quite sweet yet remains reasonably balanced. Smooth and sweet palate. Not as Christmassy as I expected, but reasonably good nonetheless.

Beersiveknown (5303) - NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle at home from Tesco cookstown.
fairly sure this beer description is for something else! Perfectly decent mid chestnut bitter with breast malt, caramel and dry bitterness in finish, no spice here!

Theydon_Bois (20922) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle at my parents, from Tesco Eire - thanks to the old man, 25/01/13.
Clear copper with an off white/beige head that retains well.
Nose is dark malt, berry fruit, raisens, spice.
Taste comprises dark malts, biscuit, toffee, spice.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation perhaps a little over so, dry finish.
Ok drinkable stuff but pretty whelming!

flying_pig (1666) - SCOTLAND - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle (500ml from Tesco):

Malty with some caramel and spice in there too. There is some biscuit and a few bitter notes but nothing too special of exciting.

Copper with a foamy white head on top a couple of millimetres thick. This settles as a creamy looking lacing after a few moments.

Bread, a few malts and a bit of spice along with some plain, slightly sweet amlts. There is a lot of bitterness though and a rather plain flavour overall but I could detect a sort of slight herbal taste in the background.

Dryr with some spice and a medium body, There is slightly high carbonation and not a lot else.

An average, bitter beer overall with not a lot happening to keep me interested. It was plain but drinkable, if slightly too reliant on the malty smell and taste.

PsychoGunnar (201) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2013
Nut brown and beautiful with some reflections, creamy foam with good stout malt. Smells a bit burnt, but the aroma is not very strong. Gradually tapering aftertaste based on milky and broad-range hops (comm.: this is taken verbatim from my field notebook, I am not sure what it means). Tastes of stale meat, erasers and brussel sprouts. A bit too insisting bitterness, but not a bad beer.

ciaranc (1306) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 9, 2013
500ml bottle. Pour is a clear, dark copper, lots of activity in the glass. Fizzy, foamy white head doesnt hang about. Musty, toasted malt in the aroma, with a hint of cinnamon sugary icing sweetness and lingering in the background. Spice and nuts in the flavour, along with more bready malt. Not getting much if any cinnamon. Pleasantly light bodied, carbonation not huge but its there alright. Slightly cardboardy in the finish, which lets it down a bit. Not overly complex and lacks any big robust flavours, but drinkable.

triskaideka (369) - Killarney, IRELAND - JAN 7, 2013
Bottle, I suppose this could be regarded as seasonal fun - but I didn’t really like the cinnamon flavour - it was too up front. I don’t like mulled wine either for similar reasons.

garthicus (2953) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle. Appearance: Red/amber , tiny white head. Aroma: Slightly malty, a little dark fruit, very mild spices, caramel, difficult to detect much of an aroma. Flavour: Malt, caramel, a little cinnamon, honey, grassy, long dry malty finish.

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