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The Seven Ales Of Christmas

By Theneonhub @theneonhub

Ales Of Christmas

Nicholson’s historic pubs have been serving real ale since 1873 and have put together the ‘Seven Ales Of Christmas’ range.

Each of Nicholson’s 80 pubs nationwide deliver the ultimate ale experience with Cask Marque accreditation and fully trained experienced Cask Masters. Find your local and work your way through this festive list.

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Rudolf (4.8% – White Horse Brewery) – A fiery red beer with caramel and biscuit overtones, complimented with a mulled candid peel and citrus from the mountain of Willamette hops.

Elf Indulgence (5.5% – Cropton Brewery) – Developed from a complex blend of seven different English Malts and four different additions of English noble hops, its deep roasted flavours provide a surprising hint of coffee. The ale also provides a subtle aroma of spice and fruit.

Nollaig Mohr Brew (4.5% – Kelburn Brewery) – The smooth reddish coloured ale provides a hint of spice with a satisfying floral aftertaste.

Auld Saint Nic (4.3% – Rudgate Brewery) – The chestnut coloured bitter provides a full malt flavor and balanced bitterness with complex fruit and a slightly spicy nose. The main grist is pearl malt with oats rather than wheat to aid the creamier head retention and crystal malt and a touch of roast barley provides a rounded nutty flavor.

Gold, Frankincense and Moor (4.8% – Moor Beer Company) – An un-traditional addition to the collection, this exotic tasting beer is fit for a king. The spicy character is complemented with just the right balance of smoked malt, and is unfined to retain all the goodness and produce a beautiful opacity with its full flavours.

Ho Ho Soho (5.1% – Brentwood Brewing Company) – This smooth, rich and dark ale is full of spicy notes and a hint of citrus and orange.

St. Nich’s Tipple (4.3% – Itchen Valley) – Otherwise known as Santa’s gift to himself! A unique and luxurious brew displays an alluring red hue when held up to the light. Lingering hints of orange and cherry sweetness are balanced nicely by the punchy Admiral and Stirling hops, providing a sharp, fresh and fruity seasonal choice.

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