Wood’s Christmas Cracker [Advent Booze Calendar: 24 Days Till Xmas]   4 comments

wood's christmas cracker

At 6% abv, Christmas Cracker seemed a suitable way to kick off the Advent Calendar (24 days till Xmas). Here are my tasting notes.

Overall: very pleasant glass of beer, try it if you can

Colour: Deep chestnut or freshly oiled saddle.

Aroma: Varnish and furniture polish with a hint of last year’s potpourri. Maybe a bit phenolic like sticky tape.

Mouth: Full bodied, a bit coating but not so much creamy as slightly like thin oil. Neither gassy nor flat but with pronounced fine carbonation especially in the mouth.

Flavour: Burnt chestnuts and a bit of unsweetened baking chocolate. Malty, but a bit of a sour edge with just a hint of buttermilk.

4 responses to “Wood’s Christmas Cracker [Advent Booze Calendar: 24 Days Till Xmas]

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  1. Awesome! I start one of these advent booze calenders later today.

    • I’ve got 23 and 22 in the fridge and 21 – 19 in the cabinet (and something non-beery for 18 or 17). Looking forward to the US version.

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