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16/12/2011

Nicholson's 'Seven Ales of Christmas' range

Bells jingling all the way from Toby to Lapland

Nicholson's pubs will lift customers' seasonal spirits with the launch of its exclusive 'Seven Ales of Christmas' range available nationwide this December.

The brand has pushed the boundaries of ale brewing by collaborating with its key brewers to develop this delicious and exciting new range for the festive season.

The Seven Ales of Christmas range includes:

I Can't Believe It's Not Rudolf (4.8% - White Horse Brewery)

A fiery red beer with caramel and biscuit overtones, complimented with a mulled candid peel and citrus from the mountain of Willamette hops.

Elf Indulgence (5.5% - Cropton Brewery)

Developed from a complex blend of seven different English Malts and four different additions of English noble hops, its deep roasted flavours provide a surprising hint of coffee. The ale also provides a subtle aroma of spice and fruit.

Nollaig Mohr Brew (4.5% - Kelburn Brewery)

The smooth reddish coloured ale provides a hint of spice with a satisfying floral aftertaste.

Auld Saint Nic (4.3% - Rudgate Brewery)

The chestnut coloured bitter provides a full malt flavour and balanced bitterness with complex fruit and a slightly spicy nose. The main grist is pearl malt with oats rather than wheat to aid the creamier head retention, and crystal malt and a touch of roast barley provides a rounded nutty flavour.

Gold, Frankincense and Moor (4.8% - Moor Beer Company)

An un-traditional addition to the collection, this exotic tasting beer is fit for a king. The spicy character is complemented with just the right balance of smoked malt, and is unfined to retain all the goodness and produce a beautiful opacity with its full flavours.

Ho Ho Soho (5.1% - Brentwood Brewing Company)

This smooth, rich and dark ale is full of spicy notes and a hint of citrus and orange.

St. Nich's Tipple (4.3% - Itchen Valley)

Otherwise known as Santa's gift to himself! A unique and luxurious brew displays an alluring red hue when held up to the light. Lingering hints of orange and cherry sweetness are balanced nicely by the punchy Admiral and Stirling hops, providing a sharp, fresh and fruity seasonal choice.

Visit the Nicholson's pubs website to find out more.

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