Well its time for the Christmas beers again, not got many this year as, I didn't get out much at all to the pubs and the shops were pretty poor with their selections.
Schwaben Bräu, Weihnachtsbier from Germany
5.5% gold in colour with a thin head, normal lager but with a slight Christmas taste, not bad at all and in a nice bottle.
Brakspear, Hoppy Holiday from England
4.0% gold in colour (or very pale amber) with a nice head, with a bitter hop aroma, there is a slight Christmasness to the taste but also lots of hops, although not too much.
Shepherd Neame, Master Brewer's Choice Rudolph's Reward from England
3,8% pale amber colour with a poor head, not very Christmassy in aroma or taste but drinkable.
Hatherwood, The Winter Warmer from England
5.5% amber in colour with a thin head, it had a bitter aroma and a slight Christmas taste.
Samuel Smith's, Winter Welcome Ale 2016/2017 from England
6.0% deep amber in colour with a nice head, fruity malt aroma, slightly bitter malt, caramel, fruit and hops taste, really nice.