Brewed by Wold Top
Style: Old Ale
Driffield, England


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Bottle: Seasonal - Winter
A rich dark Ale, ideal for keeping the chill of Winter at bay. The roasted barley and pale chocolate malt give a deep red hue, the hop combination of Progress, Styrian Goldings and Cascade give bitterness with a soft spicy yet fruity edge, resulting in a winter beer that is well balanced, with an underlying maltiness, and a subtle fruit aroma, excellent with Yorkshire Parkin, Christmas Pudding, Rich Fruit Cake and Mince Pies.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MatteoD. (137) - - JAN 4, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2013 Un bel cappello di schiuma beige, che scende rapidamente ed un aroma di luppoli e di pane tostato, al palato morbida e avvolgente, sulla lingua di avverte il luppolo, il malto tostato, un amaro persistente e piacevole. È’ la miglior birra della Wold Top Brewery che abbia bevuto! Ottima come dark Ale invernale! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

kliggerwar (154) - - JUL 8, 2017
Malty sweet Aroma. Drank from bottle no idea on appearance. A nice lightly bitter beer with hints of sweetness.

gramity (1648) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 11, 2017
Deep red, almost black, thin but lasting creamy beige head and gentle condition. Bitter chocolate, roast coffee beans and a little vanilla in the nose, initial fruity dryness in the mouth becomes more chocolate sweet then coffee bitter with time, finish is dry and fruity and a little unbalanced.

rich8880 (51) - - APR 14, 2017
Bottled. Mild liquorice aroma. Black with hint of red appearance - creamy head. Pleasant taste - slight bitterness and mild liquorice sweetness but doesn’t have the depth I would have expected from something at 6%. Medium bodied. Drinkable but a bit disappointing.

RhetoricalAns (939) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2017
330 mL bottle. Dark brown pour, small foamy tan head that dissapears quickly without lacing. Dark malt aroma, molasses, dark fruit. Moderate sweet / bitter taste with flavors of raisins, dark fruit, molasses. fairly bitter bite at the end. Body is a little thin.

bdleedahl (436) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 2, 2017
Has almost a sweetness to the roasty malts, dark berry-like flavours. Good beer, there are no glaring issues with it at all. The flavours are mild, but all mesh well. 2016 advent calendar.

DuffMan (10421) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle, beer advent calendar. Deep brown, clear, with mahogany highlights and a very low beige head. Carbonation is proper, but head retention very poor. Brown bread and raisins, dark caramel, medium bodied, low bitterness.

AgentAle (1742) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2016
Aroma is caramel, toffee, and roasted malts. Taste is rich and thick malts, brown sugar, fig and caramel. Light bittering hops on the finish. Appearance is a dark brown with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

zacgillbanks (5169) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2016
Bottle from Gift Shop, Very dark brown-black in colour with a thin tan head. It has a rich chocolate and spicy fruity flavour followed by a smooth bitter-sweet and oak finish. Pretty good.

Oldschool_Mike (368) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2016
Bottle into snifter. Pours a very dark brown with red highlights off white head. Aroma is raising and plums. Taste is slightly roasty with plum and toffee.

simontomlinson (365) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2016
Fluffy beige head stayed on a near black still body - Looks Great! Minimal aroma - slightly malty. Thick creamy texture, velvety - very moorish. Sweet dark fruit flavours with creamy coffee, brown sugar plum & cocoa.

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