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Holly Daze | Fyne Ales Ltd

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Fyne Ales Ltd
United Kingdom (Scotland) | website

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by StJamesGate on 12-16-2011

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 5
Reviews by Zimbo:
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3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Manyt lines of beading when first poured this gives the iniital appearance of being thin bodied. A reddish brownish amber colour with some haze as well suggested by the name.
Changing complex flavours over the duration of the glass. The same is true of the aroma which moves through appetising smells of malt, caramel, prune and later to a ginger cake element which eventually gives the beer a pleasant meally quality on the tongue. A nice later addition as it begins somewhat thinnish before moving to a nice smooth velvety body in the middle. These qualities do dilute over the course of the glass but its certainly not bad for a relatively low ABV festive beer. Well made.

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Photo of Ruds
3.32/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham into a half pint pot

Golden to Amber in colour, surprising for a winter beer!

Fruity and hoppy touch of pine on the nose with some spices/heavier fruits thrown in, more akin to a winter beer . . . thinking clove/cinammon perhaps?

Hops and citrus and a sweet flavour in the taste with a touch of spice, nice lingering bitterness in the aftertaste

Well balanced beer and retained it's head well throughout with plenty of lacing on the glass when I'd finished

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Surprisingly pale amber with sticky lumpy white head that clings and trails. Cinnamon candy, autumn leaf and nutty Caramel malts on the nose.
Spiced applesauce and ginger snaps with mulled wine spice ending.
Faint apricot ending and tingling, tightening linger. Crisp, light-medium, some stick.

Light and pale for a so-called Winter Warmer, though the label says "dark amber ale" as well. Lots of Christmas spice (Fuggles?), especially considering there seem to be no spice additions. Not exactly what you'd expect for a holiday brew, more like a British version of a hopped-up American Amber.

Fyne does better than this.

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Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BAsbill
3.31/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Holly Daze from Fyne Ales Ltd
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