Beer Information and Tasting Notes

Wood's Christmas Cracker

Wood's Christmas Cracker

Brand
Wood's
Expression
Christmas Cracker
Category
Dark Ale
Style
Strong Dark
Abv
6.00%
Produced at
Wood Brewery Ltd
Country
England
Website
www.woodbrewery.co.uk

By Jeff Evans

72
Nose
Ovaltine-like malt dominance. Grassy hop resins.
Palate
Moreish, malty bittersweetness. Spicy, almost gingery warmth. Soft chocolate. Complex fruitiness (sultanas mostly, with hints of orange). Less welcome crude alcohol notes.
Finish
Dry and chocolate-malty, turning more bitter and hoppy. Biscuity malt adds to the moreish quality.
Comment
A bottle-conditioned beer that seemed a touch young. Another month in the bottle may have helped round off the coarser alcohol notes.