Santa’s Butt

Updated notes 01/12/24 (pictured)

I still don’t quite ‘get’ this beer, and I certainly still don’t know what a ‘Winter Porter’ is, but I like it a little more than I did just over 16 years ago.

The beer still feels like a brown ale to me more than anything else, and it still feels a bit light compared to what it purports to be, but is relatively drinkable and was surprised how much more drinkable it was compared to my original notes.

This bottle came from World Market in Atlanta in December 2023.


Original notes 11/10/07

500 mL bottle, F09 193. Quite an aggressive looking Santa on the label. $4.99 or $5.99 from Smyrna World of Beverage, Smyrna, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Flat Cola appearance. Over carbonated initially in the pour, but strangely enough no head or lace. Body is WAY too light for the style.

Disappointing. Drinks like a pretty average Brown Ale. Thin.

Dryish finish and with some alcohol in the nose. A bit chalky. Described as a “Winter Porter” whatever that is, this fails on a number of fronts. I dunno – unimpressive.

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11/10/2007
Format:
bottle
ABV: 6.0 %
Appearance: 2.5
Taste: 2.5
Mouthfeel: 2.5
Smell: 3
Overall: 2.5
Total: 2.6
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