Hook Norton, Twelve Days from England
5.5% deep ruby red colour with a thin head, fruity aroma, complex fruity warming taste, it tasted more like I would expect from a Christmas beer, a nice winter beer.
Banks & Taylor (B&T), Santa's Slayer from England
4.0% gold colour with a good head, sweet aroma, bitter creasort taste, I think I should have taken it back but it is not the first time I have tasted beer like that. My brother is convinced that the pub chain where I was drinking do not know how to keep beer.
Arkell's, Noel Ale from England
5.0% almost black colour with a good head, malty aroma, bitter fruity taste, not a bad beer but not quite festive enough for me, also I got it from the same place as the last beer and it was very drinkable.
Harviestoun, Mr Sno’balls from Scotland
4.5% amber colour with a thin head, sweet floral aroma, roast malt and citrus hop taste, again not a bad beer but not very festive. Harviestoun is a Scottish brewer that I like.