The starters are just about done so this will have to be quick. ETA of the first course is 2 pm.
This is always a solemn moment, opening the first Abt of Christmas. It's my one nod to religion at this very special time of year. Its restrained fruitness and all-round loveliness fits perfectly with the family chaos of Outnumbered.
Remember to have your string ready for later.
No laughing matter - This bottle of Naparbier's *Mad Clown* pale ale followed me home from the Alltech festival last month where it won Best Pale Ale in the competition there....
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