The label calls this a 'Yorkshire Style Holiday Ale', while Beer Advocate refers to it as a 'Winter Warmer', and Sound Brewery's own website calls it a 'Northern English Brown'. I've had two of these styles and enjoyed them both, so statistically speaking, I stand a good chance of liking this beer.
Old Yonder Star pours a deep rich reddish brown, with a moderate amount of off-white head. There are scents of sharp yeast but also apple and perhaps clove-like spices.
There is a surprising amount of chocolate resent up front, but then the apple and a bit of pear come through. The beer ends on a literal sour note, with an astringent finish I don't normally associate with brown ales. I guess it could have something to do with the But hey, who knows how they do things in Yorkshire?
All in all a pleasant enough after-dinner treat, but there are a number of high-test and spicey beers I would turn to before this one. This is a brewery I wouldn't mind trying more beers from however, given their adventurous nature.