Keswick Thirst Noel

Keswick Thirst NoelFantastically aromatic, with violets, cloves, cinnamon, vanilla, it's incredible to think that this all comes from the blend of hops.  The palate sports a complex mix of dark roasted malts, with vanilla coffee flavours, spicy fruitcake, and bitter coffee on the finish.

We're in casserole country here. Or rich tangy cheeses. Or a log fire. Or a cold night…

6%, £3.10, direct from brewery, selected local off licenses; online from brewery, in either case or mixed case format

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