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Brewed by Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We have brewed this special festive ale using malted barley, a variety of high impact specialist hops and hand picked spruce tips which are only ripe for picking during a two week window in the spring. The resiny sweetness of the spruce and malt is countered by a huge hop character, which is just delicious. Limited batch of 800 bottles.

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2.3
chrisv10 (17417) - DENMARK - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle, 7%. Clear amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, spices, toasted and biscuit. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, biscuit, spices, herbs, sweet and a little bitter.

2.6
Rasmus40 (20626) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear amber with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and herbal. Flavor is quite sweet. Sweet finish. Lacks bitterness. 081016

3.4
HenrikSoegaard (14166) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter very herbal spicy flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

3.7
sjogro (4128) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
UPDATED: APR 18, 2016 At Jim/John is back tasting. Hazy golden with white head. Soft sugar powder, spruce, strawberry/elderflower lemonade syrup, strange exotic fruitiness. Medium sweet, light bitter finish. Medium body, smooth, nice soft carbonation. Interesting and nice!

3.4
deanso (10128) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - APR 16, 2016
50cl bottle bottle shared at the Jim/John is back tasting Thin white head. Cloudy amber pour. Very different. Interesting. Lots of spruce

3.8
kermis (13214) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
Bottle shared at the John/Jim tasting. Hazy orange with a small white heads. Aroma of massive spruce, orange, floral notes, light red fruits and malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Weird and different but pretty nice.

3.4
Maakun (5546) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
Bottle shared at THT. Clear orange golden with bubbly white head. Sweet grains, bubblegum, spruce, resin, more spruce, caramel. Very sprucy. Medium sweet and light bitter. Medium bodied. Decent for a beer that tastes like licking a Christmas tree.

3.4
jmgreenuk (9444) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 16, 2016
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Poured a slightly hazy amber with a thin white head. The aroma is zesty citrus, sugar, light grassy hop, some spruce! The flavour is light bitter sweet with a sweet malt, citrus, fake sugar, swizzels light spice palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

3.6
MayumiH (1214) - - MAR 22, 2016
Bottle at home. Amber colour, no head. Nutmeg, cinnamon, candy flavouring. Some Christmas puddingness. Nice.

3.9
lello4ever (987) - ITALY - FEB 7, 2016
Colore ambra rubino, limpida, con schiuma biancastra molto fine e compatta. Al naso aroma intenso con malto, caramello, un buon sentore etilico e fruttato, pino. La bevuta è interessante, in generale dolce ma accompagna una notevole speziatura e una nota resinosa. Bene la carbonazione media. Birra natalizia molto piacevole.


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