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The BeerYeti Christmas Countdown!

Yep, the Beer Yeti Christmas Countdown is back again! It’s getting chilly outside, so what better way to get warm then to acquaint yourself with some new brews!

Down at the Yeti cave, we’ve been working hard to to help you find those beers to bed you in for Christmas and to see you in to 2017. We’re not going to lie, it’s been a tough job and we’ve been ‘forced’ to drink A LOT of beer, but we’ve worked through it to bring you the official BeerYeti Christmas Beer Countdown with 24 beers and a new beer every day!


1 Beer til Christmas!

Hobgoblin – The Wychwood Brewery – 5.2% abv

“Hobgoblin is the perfect beer to drink with meat stews & Steak & Ale pies, Sausages & Mash, Burgers & BBQs; roasts; & char-grilled vegetables.”



[su_row][su_column size=”1/2″]A picture of Hobgoblin from the Wychwood Brewery for the Beer Yeti Christmas Countdown

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Appearance: Dark with a deep ruby red glow and a relatively thick, beige frothy head that reminisces on the side of glass.

Aroma: Bold essence of burnt toffee, butterscotch from the toasted malts and a slight hoppy underlay.

Flavour: Very fruity ale, with nice hints of sweet caramel and a dry chocolate and coffee finish.

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Perfect to have with your Christmas dinner and definitely an all rounder that can match up to your rich, roast dinner on Christmas Day!

For more info, check out their Website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


2 Beers til Christmas!

Leffe – Blonde/ Blond 6.6% abv

Next up we have an authentic blond abbey beer…

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A picture of Leffe Blond, blonde abbey beer for the Beer Yeti Christmas Countdown

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Appearance: Golden amber in colour, pretty carbonated with a thick frothy head that disappears quickly and reminisces on the surface.

Aroma: Smokey, vanilla, pine, slightly floral, with hints of banana and spice

Flavour: Cracking combo of sweet smoke, bitter hoppiness and a little touch of spice in the finish.

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Very smooth, well balanced and not too over powering, definitely one for everyone on Christmas Day!

For more info, check out their Website, Facebook and Twitter.


3 Beers til Christmas!

God Jul – Nøgne Ø 8.5% abv

Now this one’s VERY seasonal!

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A picture of None God Jul from Norway for the Beer Yeti Christmas Countdown

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Appearance: Dark Brown/ Black

Aroma: A fantastic combo of rich coffee and chocolate almost creating a mocha-like experience.

Flavour: An epic bang of sweet Christmas fruit, finished off with complements of bitter Espresso.

Plus the warming glow at 8.5%!

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For more info, check out their Website.


4 Beers til Christmas!

Bah Humbug – Wychwood Brewery 5.0%

“To those who say that the spirit of Christmas is a thing of the past- we say Bah humbug! Don’t be a misery – go on… Enjoy yourself!”

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A picture of Wychwood Bah Humbug, Scrooge ale for the Beer Yeti Christmas Countdown

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Appearance: Deep ruby red, with a slight off white head.

Aroma: Sweet, slightly floral with hints of vanilla, toffee and cinnamon.

Flavour: A fantastic combo of berries, fig, fruit, nut, subtle cinnamon and a touch of spiced flare in the finish.

Very rich and warming, this one could even raise the spirits of Scrooge!

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For more info, check out their Website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


5 Beers til Christmas!

Hoppy Holidays – The Brakspear Brewing Company 4.0% abv

“…will pair well with sweet and fruity flavours: like glazed ham, chutneys, pickles and Christmas pudding”

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A picture of Breakspear Hoppy Holidays for the Beer Yeti Christmas Countdown

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Appearence: Cooper, slightly carbonated, with a moderate white head.

Aroma: Very festive, with bold notes of dried fruits/ berries, to create a slightly ‘boozy’ feel and essence of sweet toffee.

Flavour: A fantastic mix of sweet fruit, nut and burnt toffee that parties with the dry hoppy finish.

The perfect brew for a session, chilling or enjoying with some christmasy snacks!

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For more info, check out their Website, Facebook & Twitter.


6 Beers til Christmas!

Tundra – Black Wolf Brewery 4.8% abv

This one’s brewed with elderflower, which is definitely unique… but wow!

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Tundra from the Black Wolf Brewery, Scotland for the Beer Yeti Christmas Countdown

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Appearance: Light, straw in colour, very spritzy.

Aroma: Sweet floral notes of the elderflower craft with an essence of citrus and mangoes.

Flavour: The floral notes follow through into the flavour and combine with the sharp citrus and dry hops to create a perfect balance.

Definitely something lighter for this time of year, but special indeed!

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For more info, check out their Website, Facebook & Twitter.


7 Beers til Christmas!

Black Chocolate Stout – Brooklyn Brewery 10% abv

It says that this is an extra strong stout and WOW! At 10% it is!

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A picture of Black Chocolate Stout by the Brooklyn Brewery for The Beer Yeti Christmas Countdown

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Appearance: Deep, dark jet black, with a thick beige/ brownish head.

Aroma: Dark chocolate with a nice fruity/boozy underlay.

Flavour: Rich chocolate, finished off with a small fire that warms the belly.

Quite thick, almost like liquid chocolate, but with a kick!

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For more info, check out their Website, Facebook & Twitter.


8 Beers til Christmas!

Christmas Ale –  Shepherd Neame 7% abv

This one defines Christmas in a bottle!

[su_row][su_column size=”1/2″]A picture of Christmas Ale by Shepherd Neame Brewery for The Beer Yeti Christmas Countdown

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Appearance: Copper with a nice foamy head.

Aroma: Notes of spiced fruit, comparable to mulled spices.

Flavour: Rich sherry-like body. This brew also has a bold treacle sweetness that combines with the hoppy bitterness perfectly!

Strong, definitely warming and gives you a grin!

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For more info, check out their Website, Facebook & Twitter.


9 Beers til Christmas!

Winter-Steinbier – Brauerei Gusswerk 6.4% ABV

“When it’s cold outside hot stones are used to caramelise the sugar in the wort”…

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A picture of Winter Steinbier from the Brauerei Gusswerk for the Beer Yeti Christmas Countdown

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Appearance: Cloudy amber.

Aroma: Light, sweet floral aroma with a fruity flavour and hints of fresh berries.

Flavour: Sweet caramel that infuses with the bitterness of the hops.

Sweet and warming!

You can get Winter-Steinbier here!

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1o Beers til Christmas!

The Winter Warmer – Hatherwood Craft Beer Company 5.5% abv

Now this one will warm you up!

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A picture of The Winter Warmer from Hatherwood Brewery, available in Aldi for the Beer Yeti Christmas Countdown

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Appearence: Deep, dark abyss with a fair a bit of carbonation and a beige head that disappears quickly.

Aroma: Chocolate with a nice bitter coffee backbone, finished off with hints of berries and spice.

Flavour: Rich fruit, with a slightly boozy feel, hints of spice, cherry, berries and nuts.

Very warming, especially when there is a chill in the air!

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For more info on where to purchase The Winter Warmer click here!


11 Beers til Christmas!

Rudolph’s Reward –  Shepherd Neame Brewery – 3.8% abv

With this brew, you’ll definitely guide the sleigh tonight!

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Appearance: White head, slightly carbonated with a copper/ autumnal brown colour.

Aroma: Pretty hoppy and quite fruity too. Malty brown bread with a slight nuttiness and delicate toffee sweetness.

Flavour: Nutty in flavour, with hints of spiced fruit and a bitter hoppy finish.

Refreshing, easy drinking with a nice little spicy kick!

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For more info, check out their Website, Facebook & Twitter.


12 Beers til Christmas!

St. Stefanus Blonde 7% abv

Brewed using three different yeasts, this ale is refermented in the bottle. This means that it matures through time so the colour gets darker with age and the flavours become more complex.

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A picture of StStefanus Blonde for the Beer Yeti Christmas Countdown

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Appearance: Cloudy light amber, with a big, bold, frothy head at the beginning that thins down after the second sip. This eventually left lacing on the side of the glass and a bit of reminiscent froth on the top.

Aroma: A very nice fresh mix of fruity meets floral. Quite boozy, with some dominant tropical notes. Hints of peach and banana, with a slight pine underlay.

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Flavour: The hints of banana are carried through into the flavour, with two bold hits of Apricot and Grapefruit. Some cracking caramel undertones, with a slight tingle on your tongue, finished off with a hint of spice and a refreshing dry pine finish.

Put together these characteristics fit the season perfectly, making it the perfect beer to enjoy while curled up in front of the fire, toasting your toes on Christmas Eve.

Get St. Stefanus Here!

Don’t forget to check out their Facebook & Twitter.


13 Beers til Christmas!

Bauble – Box Steam Brewery 4.5% abv

“It’s not Christmas without a sparkly Bauble! Specially created for the season by our Master Brewer Philip and the team, Bauble offers the perfect balance of refreshment and festive flavour.”

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A picture of Bauble Ale from the Box Steam Brewery in Wiltshire

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Appearance: Amber/ deep golden in colour. A fair bit of fizz, with a white head that disappears very quickly.

Aroma: Beautiful aroma of cinnamon and spice… smells like xmas. 🙂

Flavour: Sweet hits of spiced fruit, with a dash of cinnamon and a slightly bitter spiced finish.

Very warming, a brew that says Xmas all over!

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For more info, check out their Website, Facebook & Twitter.


14 Beers til Christmas!

Winter Cheer – Tudor brewery 5.0% abv

“…a subtle and unique flavour which suits most.”

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A picture of Tudor Brewery Winter Cheer for the Beer Yeti Christmas Countdown review

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Appearance: Reddy amber, slight head that disappears quickly, quite carbonated.

Aroma: Toffee, caramel, ginger and spice.

Flavour: Quite zesty with some winter spice and warming ginger carried through from the aroma. Polished off with a hint of pine.

Very refreshing, but warms at the same time! 🙂

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You can purchase Winter Cheer here!

For more info, check out their Website, Facebook & Twitter.


15 Beers til Christmas!

Gordon Xmas Ale – John Martin 8.8% abv

“The original Christmas ale, Gordon Xmas started the tradition of Christmas brews. To accompany Christmas dinners and New Year evenings, it dons its party clothes, while its marrowy foam melts in the mouth as the white flakes on a red background tickle the nose. Never forget to put it under the Christmas tree!”

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A picture of Gordon Xmas from the John Martin brewery for the Beer Yeti Christmas Countdown

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Appearance: Deep ruby red/ cherrywood. Lightly carbonated, with a thick, light beige head that gradually reduces.

Aroma: Mixture of smoke and spice, nudged along by a pleasant combination of nut, fig and berries.

Flavour: Sweet toffee, that meets a contrasting bitter fruitiness, with berries and a boozy finish.

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Although this is a strong brew, it is very easy to drink and is the perfect sip to enjoy while watching the snow fall.

For more info, check out their Website, Facebook & Twitter.


16 Beers til Christmas!

Harvey’s Brewery Malt Brown 4.8% abv

“Malt Brown is a traditional concept adapted to an age of modernity. It is both warming at ambient temperatures and refreshing when chilled.”

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A picture of Harvey's Malt Brown for the Beer Yeti Christmas Countdown review

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Appearance: Deep, dark ruby colour with a thin yet dense beige head.

Aroma: Slightly citrusy with hints of orange peel and a bold hit of caramel/ rich brown sugar to create a biscuity finish.

Flavour: Flavours of spiced fruits, with a bitter nuttiness in the finish.

Warming and refreshing with some cracking artwork too!

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You can purchase Harvey’s Malt Brown here!

Don’t forget to check out their Facebook & Twitter too!


17 Beers til Christmas!

Shepherd’s Watch – The Wold Top Brewery 6.0% abv

“Ideal for keeping the chill of the winter at bay” “Try with a rich fruitcake”

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A picture of the Wold Top Brewery Shepherd's Watch from the Beer Yeti Christmas Countdown review

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Appearance – Deep, dark black, with a slight reddish tinge. Ever so slightly carbonated, with a thin beige head that laces quickly.

Aroma – Chocolatey aroma, with the essence of rich spiced winter fruit and fig.

Flavour – Rich, warm fruit salad, with a nice light sprinkling of booziness and chocolate.

The perfect winter warmer!

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For more info click here.

You can purchase Shepherd’s Watch on Wold Top’s website.

Also via selected independent retailers and in Booths stores.

Don’t forget to check out their Facebook & Twitter.


18 Beers til Christmas!

Hepworth Classic Old Ale – Hepworth & Co Brewers Ltd 4.8% abv

“No better Christmas Cheer than the Hepworth Classic Old Ale, why not add some Festive Theatre and serve it slightly mulled to keep the Winter Chill at bay?”

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A picture of Hepworth Brewery Old Classic Ale for the Beer yeti Christmas Countdown review

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Appearance: Dark ruby red, with a very carbonated beige head that disappears very quickly.

Aroma: Nutty, roasted malts, with a slight hint of winter fruit and a rich chocolate underlay. Also hints of plum and other warm winter fruits.

Flavour: The rich nuttiness is followed through into the flavour, along with the rich chocolatiness but not too overpowering and very refreshing too.

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Perfect for having mulled in front of a warm toasty fire!

For more info, check out their Website & Facebook.


19 Beers til Christmas!

LVB X Barley Wine – Little Valley Brewery 10% ABV

“Eight of Europe’s finest hops and malts combine with fresh water from the Yorkshire Pennines to deliver a bottle conditioned barleywine ale that’s worth celebrating.”

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A picture of Little Valley Brewery LVB X Barley Wine for the Beer yeti Christmas Countdown review

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Appearance: Light brownish with a sunburst tinge. A moderate beige head that slowly recedes and leaves a slight reminiscence on the surface.

Aroma: Lightly spiced fruit aroma with hints of berries and red grape.

Flavour: Fruity with a slight bitter, malty backbone. Very boozy and the flavours stay with you after every sip.

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It’s a strong 10% abv, so it is perfect for a dinner toast, plus this brew also matures with age so perhaps pick one up for next year. They come individually gift boxed which makes them even more perfect for Christmas!

Click here to find out where you can purchase a limited edition LVB X!

Also don’t forget to check out their FacebookTwitter & Instagram.


20 Beers til Christmas!

Funnel Blower – Box Steam Brewery 4.5% abv

Now for something a little sweeter…

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A picture of Funnel Blower for the Beer Yeti Christmas Countdown beer review

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Appearance: Deep brown/ ruby tinge with a thick beige head.

Aroma: Rich vanilla and coffee, almost half way between a Tiramisu and Creme Brûlée.

Flavour: Vanilla follows through into the flavour, very smooth with a bitter coffee finish and a hint of spice.

Perfect for Christmas pudding! 🙂

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For more info, check out their Website, Facebook & Twitter.


21 Beers til Christmas!

Traquair House Ale – Traquair House Brewery 7.2% abv

“A potent liquor as brewed by the laird in the ancient brewhouse of the oldest inhabited house in Scotland.”

[su_row][su_column size=”1/2″]A picture of Traquair House Ale for the Beer Yeti Christmas Countdown beer review

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Appearance: Ruby red/ dark cherrywood in colour. Lightly carbonated, pours a rather nice head that slowly recedes.

Aroma: The toasted malts create a toasty feel with a quaint caramel underlay and slight essence of fresh berry fruits.

Flavour: Fruity with hints of smooth caramel and a quite “boozy” rum and raisin finish.

Great brew and at 7.2%, really warms the cockles!

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You can purchase Traquair House Ale here!

For more info, check out their Website, Facebook & Twitter.


22 Beers til Christmas!

Clootie Dumpling –  The Orkney Brewery 4.3% abv

“Hand crafted in small batches named after a traditional Scottish spiced pudding and the cloth or cloot that it is wrapped in.”

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A picture of Clootie Dumpling from the Orkney Brewery for the Beer Yeti Christmas Countdown beer review

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Appearance: Deep, reddy-amber. Quite carbonated, with a thick frothy head that eventually laces.

Aroma: Deep rich malty aroma, with hints of sherry, toffee and spices. An underlay of ginger and cinnamon.

Flavour: The maltiness is carried through into the flavour, with a bold, fruity sweetness. Hints of orange, spice, citrus and lime with a nice warming hit of ginger in the finish.

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Almost has the feel of a bitter with a zesty fruitiness and a spicy punch. Just what you need on those cold nights!

For more info, check out their Website, Facebook & Twitter.


23 Beers til Christmas!

Black Rock – Tudor Brewery 5.6% abv

This brew won CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain, Wales 2016!

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Black rock picture for the Beer Yeti Christmas Countdown Review

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Appearance: Deep black, with a slight orange tinge and beige head that laces quickly.

Aroma: Quite bold, with hints of chocolate, roasted coffee beans.

Flavour: Slight boozy feel, very smooth, with a slightly dry bitter chocolate finish.

This one definitely brings out the cheer!

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You can purchase Black Rock here!

For more info, check out their Website, Facebook & Twitter.


24 Beers til Christmas!

Adam Henson’s Rare Breed — Butcombe Brewery 3.8% abv

“Combines a shared passion for farming and brewing. Cotswold farmer and TV presenter Adam Henson has worked in partnership with Butcombe Brewery to bring together the finest West Country ingredients to create this distinctive, refreshing, and clean-tasting pale ale.”

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A picture of Butcombe Brewery Rare Breed for the Beer Yeti Christmas Countdown

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Appearance: Pale amber with a fair bit of fizz, pours a nice, frothy, white head.

Aroma: Pretty hoppy, with a nice biscuity maltiness, sweet floral underlay and a dash of citrus.

Flavour: Fruity, with a well balanced honey sweetness and slight bitter finish.

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Born from the rolling West Country countryside, Rare Breed is never happier than in the company of a full English brunch, Eggs Benedict or a light, seafood lunch.

This definitely is a rare breed and something extra special for this time of year, perfect for those crisp winter brunches with friends!

Available in a Butcombe Gift Set and Mixed Case here!

For more info, check out their Website, Facebook & Twitter.


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Tim Jones
Hey, I’m Tim! I fell seriously in love with beer while travelling with my wife from the UK to the U.S back in 2013. Visiting some epic craft beer bars and beer festivals along the way, we discovered some amazing brews. This inspired me to create BeerYeti to share my passion while educating everyone on everything beer! The site was originally set up as ‘a bit of a laugh’, but this soon spiralled into something a little more serious!

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