Dorothy Goodbody’s Christmas Cracker [Advent Booze Calendar 23 Days Till Xmas]   2 comments

Dorothy Goodbody's Christmas Cracker

The second day of the Advent Booze Calendar found me working on lecture slides about ion guides and collisional cooling of analytes with this brief break in the action to make some notes on Wye Valley Brewery’s “Dorothy Goodbody’s Christmas Cracker.”  Wye Valley has a special ale for each month dedicated to their saucy mascot, and I am tempted to try to run the calendar with these next year.

Overall: Very similar to yesterday’s pick, especially drinkable.

Colour: Deep brown like Audrey Hepburn’s eyes

Aroma: Damp lumberyard spoils, not rotting but no longer woody

Mouth: Medium bodied, fine carbonation.  Non-viscous but not watery, either.

Flavour:  Hints of chocolate and nutmeg riding on a tart backnote — like the pith of a lemon left in some baking cocoa.  The finish is something akin to linseed oil (reminder it is time to treat the garden furniture for winter weather).

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