Took another run to the Cardiff 'beer shop' today for a few xmas treats, and i picked up amongst others an Anchor Steam beer, a Rochefort 8 and an Orvel, and a Samuel Smith Taddy Porter. Here's a couple of shots from inside, predominately British beers on the left photo, and Belgium ones the right.
I'm starting off tonight though with a beer from The Old Bear brewery from Yorkshire, the foil covered cap gives a little xmas feel to it straight away.
Its their 'Christmas Pudding' a bottle conditioned 4.6% copper brown ale, which has a yeasty aroma along with a sharpness. Taste wise you have sweet rich fruit, sultanas i thought, and a dry bitterness. It was okay but i was not really that impressed, my enjoyment went as i got further down the glass.