If you know me or of me, you will know I like beer. Over the last few years I have been collecting photos of every new beer I have.
I now have over 1,700 individual beers photographed and have realised that many beers that I assumed I have photos of, I haven't.

This blog will be therefore be an account of my quest for new beers to photo and how I enjoyed them (or not).
My email is ralphgant@sky.com.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Christmas beer so far this year

I have only had three Christmas beers so far this year and I am not sure I really liked any of them, but it is still early. I am hopeful I will find some good ones when I am in York next week.

Shepherd Neame, Christmas Ale from England


7.0%, amber with a good head, chocolate hop aroma, the taste is fruity plumb, I think it is slightly to bitter for a Christmas Ale, I usually like the Shepherd Neame Christmas Ale a lot more than this.  Having read my notes on the 2009 version, it was better as it warmed slightly, so maybe I should give it another go.

Oxfordshire Ales, Uncle Scrooge from England


4.5% amber colour with a thin head, malt aroma, bitter caramel taste, not bad at all, but nothing different from any other bitter.

Arcobräu, Winterbier from Germany


5.5% gold colour with a good head, not much aroma, sweet and fizzy not very wintry at all, I think a winter beer should be warming this wasn't.  I did try another bottle and it was just the same, shame as their wheat beer is very nice.