Fortnum & Mason Christmas Ale
West Berkshire Brewery Company

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Style:
English Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
ABV:
5%
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3.35 | pDev: 0%
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West Berkshire Brewery Company
 
England, United Kingdom
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Winter
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3.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Brown chestnut mahogany colour with a pinky sized off-white head that reduces to a thin lacing after a few minutes.

Some dark roasted malts and quite a rich aroma to this one. Some dark but subdued fruits and a little touch of hops feature as well by the malts make up the most of the nose. I also detected a little butterscotch right at the end.

Like the smell there is some dark roasted malts upfront along with a dark chocolate taste and a rich spicy flavour through the middle. There is also a light touch of fruit but this is hard to detect and butterscotch.

Medium bodied, fairly smooth and with a creamy feel to it helped by the low carbonation levels and a warming aftertaste.

Quite a nice beer and although not my favourite style of beer this one made for a pleasant drink on Christmas day sitting on the couch watching some television.

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Fortnum & Mason Christmas Ale from West Berkshire Brewery Company
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 2 ratings