Daily Archives: December 25, 2012

Harvey & Son Ltd. Christmas Ale (7.5%)

Until I had a mouthful of mince pie this beer didn’t seem to make much sense. But after the pastry and dried fruit stodge Harvey’s Christmas Ale came to life. The smell is cloves and rum and reindeer hooves clattering … Continue reading

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Black Hen Brewery Cascade Maple Stout (5.9%)

A bottle of this was opened at the CAMRGB Christmas do and though it was good, according to its brewer, it wasn’t quite ready. He was of course right and what a difference a week makes. Now, on Christmas Eve, … Continue reading

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Brouwerij Sterkens Bokrijks Kruikenbier (7.2%)

What a super Belgian Farmhouse beer this is and what a beautiful container it comes in. The aroma is light and airy, a little straw and a little yeast, some pear and a hint of spice. The malts are spun … Continue reading

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Mikkeller Hoppy Lovin’ Christmas (7.8%)

A big hop bomb, that’s what this is. A huge fruity, sweetie packed, resinous smell hits you as you open the bottle and the beer pours into the glass a very sexy marmalade with a fierce foaming head. There’s a … Continue reading

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