Tag Archives: Winter Beer

Bishop Nick Feast (4.5%)

Completely by accident I have aged this beer for over twelve months, though the real truth is that I’ve only aged it because I have had such bad experiences with the beer from this brewer that I just kept putting off … Continue reading

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The Boston Beer Co. Samuel Adams Winter Lager (5.6%)

This is an imported Samuel Adams rather than a brewed-under-contract-by-Shepherd-Neame one and it’s rather nice. It pours a deep leathery chestnut colour and smells of toffee, spices and well worn saddles. There’s a good chewy treacle and waffle malt tinged … Continue reading

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Backyard Brewhouse Bad Santa (6.8%)

I’m afraid to say that this is a bit of a mess. You can see what Backyard are trying to do, but what you get is a big blob of almost indistinguishable beer flab. What I think Bad Santa is … Continue reading

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Cheddar Ales Festive Totty (4.7%)

It’s that time of year. The nights are dark and the air is cold and I’ve broken out the winter beers. Festive Totty is a “Porter With Port” and I like it very much. I like its chocolate and red … Continue reading

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