A festive ale from West Midlands brewers Sadler's, Peaky Blinder is a Christmas pudding stout brewed with first gold and goldings hops. It's a very dark brown ale with a loose frothy beige head that disappears quickly to leave a patchy foam.
It actually smells of Christmas, with notes of dark fruit, cinnamon, orange peel and pine. It also has floral and spicy hints and it would make a lovely scented candle. The flavour isn't very strong but it's very nicely done, it's a treacly stout with hints of spice and dark fruit and a subtle bitter chocolate finish. With a medium body and decent carbonation, it has a relatively smooth mouthfeel as you'd expect for a stout.
I got this from B&M so I won't have paid more than £1.59 for it and it's not bad at all. Apart from the smell, it's not overly festive so I'd be more than happy to drink this all year round. If it hadn't been marketed as a festive ale, I would have scored it higher so Ale Be Seeing You again.
Brewed by Sadler's Brewery,
My Untappd score: 3.5/5